Pitstone Windmill, Pitstone

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

This Grade II* Listed post mill was in existence by the 17th century. Several dates are inscribed in the building, the earliest of which would seem to be 1627 (although it the inscription has been read as 1687 or 1697). It ceased working after the tail and sails were destroyed by a storm in 1902 and fell into disrepair. In 1937 it was given to the National Trust. It was restored to working condition by the Pitstone Windmill Restoration Trust Committee between 1963-70. With a black weather-boarded buck above a roundhouse, it has 4 common sails, adjusted from ground level. The mill remains in workable condition, although fixed in direction.

Full details

Power source Wind
Mill type Post mill
Mill functions Corn mill
Archive ID 1713
Location Pitstone
Historic county Buckinghamshire
Country England
NGR SP 94509 15677
Latitude 51.83176159
Longitude -0.6298956099999486

Location

Sources

Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database

Buckinghamshire County Museum Archaeological Group, “Buckinghamshire Windmills” (Records of Bucks, 20 (4), 1978)

Hillier, Roger & David Wray, ​Pitstone windmill : the rescue of an ancient landmark (Choir Press, 2016)

Historic England National Heritage List for England

Ordnance Survey six-inch map, Buckinghamshire XXX (1884)

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

Contributors

Sara and Oscar Jarman, July 2016