Windmill, Stoke Prior

A Wind powered Corn mill in the historic county of Worcestershire, England.

This tower mill was originally a corn mill that became disused. In 1830 a well known alkali manufacturer, William Gossage, used the building in experiments with chemical effluent. He used the mill to design a method of filtering the effluent created by from the process of making alkali. He packed the tower with brushwood and vented the effluent into the building. This process was successful, and became the basis for Gossage Towers, which he later patented and were used throughout Leblanc factories.

Full details

Power source Wind
Mill type Tower mill
Mill functions Corn mill
Archive ID 13773
Location Stoke Prior
Historic county Worcestershire
Country England
NGR SO 943 673
Latitude 52.30448523786305
Longitude -2.0843888618545634



Gregory, Roy, The Industrial Windmill in Britain (Phillimore, 2005) p 139 

Ordnance Survey 25 inch map, Worcestershire XXII.7 (1903)