Tower mill, North Leigh

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

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In 1907 this tower mill was apparently in working order, with four sweeps. It was built of stone, and the lower part of the mill was ivy-clad. The mill must have deteriorated, and was then restored to a working state in the 1930s. It was again in a dilapidated state by 1979. The mill had common sails, and weathering was achieved using an outside wooden screw and hand chain.

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Power source Wind
Mill type Tower mill
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 1619
Location North Leigh
Historic county Oxfordshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SP 387 128
Latitude/longitude 51.81359289, -1.44069289



  • Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database
  • Foreman, Wilfred, Oxfordshire Mills (Phillimore & Co, 1983)
  • The Museum of the History of Science, Oxford has several photos, taken by HMJ Underhill, dated 1907. Photocopies of these photos are in the Mills Archive collection.
  • Windmill World

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