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© Ms Ruth Povey

IoE Number: 310775
Location: WILTON WINDMILL,
  GRAFTON, KENNET, WILTSHIRE
Photographer: Ms Ruth Povey
Date Photographed: 17 April 2007
Date listed: 30 July 1986
Date of last amendment: 30 July 1986
Grade II*

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GRAFTONWILTONSU 26 SE5/55Wilton WindmillII*

GRAFTON WILTON SU 26 SE 5/55 Wilton Windmill II* Tower mill, 1821, by or for J.Gale. Restored 1971-6. Header bond brickwork. Rivetted sheet aluminium hemispherical cap. Five- storeys. Braced timber gallery of 1971-6 replacing original roundhouse. Ground floor; opposed doors and timber round headed windows throughout. 2 common and 2 patent sails, latter with 21 shades and leading boards. Iron spider. Six-blade fantail with external worm and cograck. Striking gear and chain set below fantail frame. Interior: Iron vertical shaft, brake wheel and spur wheel, the brake wheel with hardwood cogs. Band brake. Two pairs underdriven stones, 1 pair French burrs, 1 pair greys. Separate bevel gear drive to sack hoist and lay shaft to wire machine on first floor. Manual stone lifting gear. All sails and machinery restored and in working order, the only complete windmill in Wiltshire and probably on the site of an earlier post mill. (Reference: Wiltshire County Council Guide, 1979).

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