Smock mill, South Weston

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

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This tower mill was built in 1767, became derelict by 1818, and was rebuilt in 1852. It had four common sails, a boat cap and was weathered by tailpole and cartwheel. The tower was only two storeys high. It worked into the twentieth century, used for stone grinding, and was demolished c1920. A cottage called Mill House remains.

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Power source Wind
Mill type Smock mill
Mill function Colour mill, Corn mill
Archive ID 1810
Location South Weston
Historic county Oxfordshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SU 699 986
Latitude/longitude 51.68227229, -0.98940653



  • Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database
  • Foreman, Wilfred, Oxfordshire Mills (Phillimore & Co, 1983)
  • Gregory, Roy, The Industrial Windmill in Britain (Phillimore, 2005) p 139
  • Major, J K, SPAB Mills Section Record Card (1973)
  • Ordnance Survey 25 inch map, Oxfordshire XLVII.2 (1919)
  • Smith, Arthur C., Windmills in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire (Stevenage Museum publications, 1975)


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