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Post mill, Bledlow Ridge

A wind-powered corn mill in the historic county of Buckinghamshire, England.

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The mill was in existence by 1798. It was of open-trestle design, with 3 crosstrees and 6 quarterbars, and had 4 common sails. Detailed measurements are given in Smith (1932, p. 130). It ceased work in 1913 and was used as a water tower. By the 1930s it was in bad condition with only 1 sail remaining. It was pulled down in 1933.

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Power source Wind
Mill type Post mill
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 1821
Location Bledlow Ridge
Historic county Buckinghamshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SU 7973 9781
Latitude/longitude 51.67348609, -0.84833248

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References

  • Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database
  • Buckinghamshire County Museum Archaeological Group, "Buckinghamshire Windmills" (Records of Bucks, 20 (4), 1978)
  • Ordnance Survey six-inch map, Buckinghamshire XLI.7 (1880)
  • Smith, Arthur C, Windmills in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire: a contemporary survey (Stevenage Museum publications, 1976), p. 22
  • Smith, Donald, English windmills, vol 2 (Architectural Press, 1932), p. 129
  • Vince, John, Windmills in Buckinghamshire and the chilterns (Format Publishing, 1976), p. 16
  • Windmill World

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