Gibbet Mill, Great Saughall

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

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Built in the 18th century, and known as Gibbet Mill due to a murder which took place here, after which the bodies of the murderers were said to have been hung on a tree nearby. Around 1900 it became probably the only mill in the Wirrall to have a fantail installed. It ceased work in 1926 and fell into disrepair. In the 1970s it was converted into a house, and given a pair of replica sails constructed by millwright Derek Ogden.

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Alternative names Capenhurst Mill
Power source Wind
Mill type Tower mill
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 1238
Location Great Saughall
Historic county Cheshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SJ 3633 7221
Latitude/longitude 53.24307791, -2.95547337





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