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© Mr Ted Ellis LRPS

IoE Number: 162737
Location: WESTON WINDMILL AT THE MILL, HITCHIN ROAD (north side)
  WESTON, NORTH HERTFORDSHIRE, HERTFORDSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Ted Ellis LRPS
Date Photographed: 26 May 2004
Date listed: 28 May 1987
Date of last amendment: 28 May 1987
Grade II

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WESTONHITCHIN ROADTL 23 SE(North side)7/125Weston Windmill-at The Mill

WESTON HITCHIN ROAD TL 23 SE (North side) 7/125 Weston Windmill - at The Mill - II Tower of windmill. 'R X tey 1860' on brick over entrance, for Richard Christey the miller. Worked by wind until c.1922. Now lacks cap and machinery. Red brick in English-bond, with timber floors, and cast iron window frames. A tall circular brick tower, tapering upwards from c.7M max. diameter at base. 3 courses of brick corbels at top to support curb of cap now gone. 2-ring round-arched openings at 5 levels with small-paned cast iron windows set vertical in the sloping brick face (i.e. recessed further at sills). Central pivoted opening pane. Openings at cardinal points with ground floor doorways N and S, doorway with ladder on E at first floor. Only one window on N, at 4th floor. Plank doors with heavy wooden frame chamfered on lintel and jambs with bar-stops, 27½ inches thick wall at ground floor. Massive floor structure to support stones on 3rd floor. Flat roof to top. Old photo shows mill had 4 sails, slats to sails, fantail, pointed ogee cap with ball terminal. (VCH (1912)173: Branch Johnson (1970)52,181: Pevsner (1977)402).

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