Brill Windmill, Brill

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

The mill was constructed in the 1680s, and rebuilt and repaired several times throughout its life. It was originally constructed for Isaac Cummings and passed through numerous owners and tenants, eventually being worked by members of the Nixey family, which led to it being given the name Nixey's Mill. The last miller Albert Nixey took over in 1906.

The mill appears to have fallen out of use during WWI, although it may have been used to grind animal feed as late as 1923. In 1927 it was sold to a local landowner and preserved by a trust. In 1947 the county council took over responsibility for maintaining the mill, and it has since been periodically repaired and restored. The mill is Grade II* Listed.

Full details

Alternative names Nixey's Mill
Power source Wind
Mill type Post mill
Mill functions Corn mill
Archive ID 1664
Location Brill
Historic county Buckinghamshire
Country England
NGR SP 65199 14148
Latitude 51.82213408394155
Longitude -1.0554132062991357

Location

Sources

Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database

Bonwick, Luke, Brill Windmill, Buckinghamshire: The History, Technology, Conservation and Repair of a 17th -century Post Mill (Buckinghamshire County Council, 2010)

Historic England National Heritage List for England

Ordnance Survey six-inch map, Buckinghamshire XXVII (1885)

Smith, Arthur C, Windmills in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire: a contemporary survey (Stevenage Museum publications, 1976)

Smith, Donald, English windmills, vol 2 (Architectural Press, 1932), p.133

Contributors

Mark Berry, August 2016; Sara and Oscar Jarman, May 2017