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IoE Number: 186728
Location: THE WINDMILL, MELTON ROAD (south side)
  WHISSENDINE, RUTLAND, RUTLAND
Photographer: Mr James Brown
Date Photographed: 15 February 2007
Date listed: 04 February 1972
Date of last amendment: 04 February 1972
Grade II*

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In the entry for; SK 81 SW WHISSENDINE MELTON ROAD (south side) 5/158 The Windmill 4.2.72 II The entry shall be amended to read; SK 81 SW WHISSENDINE MELTON ROAD (south side) 5/158 The Windmill 4.2.72 II* (star) Former windmill. c1830-40. Coursed, squared ironstone rubble; domed cap with C20 aluminium cladding and original copper ball finial. Circular plan; 6 storeys with extra storey in cap; approx 60ft tall. Centre-pivoting 20-pane casements facing cardinal directions, fewer to north. Stable door at base, first floor door and blocked forth floor door. No sails. Interior: virtually complete set of machinery including dressing plant; 4 sets of grindstones (three French, one Peak), one of the French sets is underdriven; very rare Wegmann Porcelain Roller Mill of c1880. Ceased operating c1922, the sails and fantail removed 1930's. Said to be the tallest stone windmill in the country. Moon.N. The Windmills of Leicestershire and Rutland, Wymondham, 1981,p75. 1 . ------------------------------------ WHISSENDINE SK 81 SW MELTON ROAD (South side) 5/158 The Windmill 4.2.72 II Former windmill of earlier Cl9. Coursed squared rubble stone with stone circular cap roofed with metal and a copper ball finial. Circular plan of 6 storeys (with further storey in cap) of central pivoting 20-pane windows, in cardinal directions, fewer to N.Stable door at base, 1st floor door and blocked 4th floor door. Machinery inside nearly complete but no sails. Said to be tallest stone windmill in country. Moon, N. The Windmills of Leicestershire and Rutland, Wymondham, 1981, p.75.

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