Chesterton Windmill

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Chesterton Windmill is a famous feature of the Warwickshire landscape and can be seen from several miles away. This unique windmill stands on six stone pillars, supporting two raised floors. It was built in 1632 and worked until 1910 when its machinery broke down. The design of the mill is unique both structurally and mechanically. Originally there was a central timber structure containing a staircase and the lower bay of the hoist and most of the gearing is of timber, The millstones are on the first floor set on a timber frame known as a hurst. Warwickshire County Council are now guardians of the windmill and responsible for its upkeep after restoration work which commenced in 1966 and was completed in 1971.

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Chesterton Windmill is just off the Fosse Way, an old Roman Road also known as the B4455, about five miles to the south of Leamington Spa, near the village of Harbury in Warwickshire.


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Chesterton Windmilll is occasionally opened to the public, usually one weekend in September each year, and the machinery operated. Visitors can climb up steep wooden stairs into the building. There are two floors inside the windmill.




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