List of windmills in Cornwall

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A list of windmills in Cornwall, including those in the Isles of Scilly.

Cornwall[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Budock Arwenack Manor Sunk post
Budock Arwenack Manor Post 1580 1580
Budock Pendennis Castle 1693 1660s Ruin by 1715
Callington Kit Hill Mill 1848 1848
Fowey Post 1296 1314, later replaced by tower mill
Fowey Treffry's Mill
Treffy Mill
[1]
SX 119 519
Tower 1675
1690
1748
1564 Converted to folly 19th century[1]
Windmill World
Fowey Coombe Mill Post 1314 1314, later replaced by a tower mill
Fowey Coombe Mill Tower 1690 1690 1690
Gerrans Tregassa Mill 1748 1588 1748
Gerrans Rostreage Mill Demolished c. 1824
Landewednack Landewednack Mill
Mount Herman Mill

SW 693 152
Tower 1695 Windmill World
Lanteglos by Fowey 1322 In ruins by 1349
Lanteglos by Fowey 1576 Demolished by 1594
Lanteglos by Fowey 1594 1702
Launcells Raggett Mill 1684 1809
Launceston 1391 1393, possibly survived as late as 1512
Looe Derelict by 1823
Madron Ding Dong Mine 1797
Maker Empacombe Mill
SX 445 529
Tower 1729 Windmill World Empacombe Mill, Maker.jpg
Manaccan Demolished c. 1816
Marazion 1342 1342
Marazion Mounts Bay c. 1820 c. 1820
Morwenstow Tonacombe 1748 1727 1748
Padstow Trevone Mill
SX 119 519
Tower 17th century[2] Converted to water tower 20th century[2]
Windmill World
Padstow 1455 1458
Padstow 1675
1748
1537 1748
Par Trenython, Par Station Two Titt iron wind engines 1894
Philleigh Treworthal Mill 1675
1748
1654 1753
St Agnes 1824 1824
St Austell 1752 1752
St Columb Minor Trenance 1696 1696
St Gennys 1748 1649 1748
St Ives Eathorne's Mill 1732 1883
St Just in Penwith Wheal Whidden Vertical axle mill 1849 1849
St Just in Penwith Bollowall Farm Wind wheel[3] 1910, gone by 1920[3]
St Just in Roseland Trevennal Mill Post 1560 1695
St Just in Roseland Trevennal Mill Tower 1810 1695
St Mawgan in Meneage Cruge Weith 1585 1585
St Merryn Trehemborne Farm Tower Mid-17th century
St Minver Shalders' Mill Tower 1833 1840
St Minver Carlyon Hill Mill
SW 958 754
Tower 1748
1813
1827
c. 1690 Windmill World Carlyon Hill Mill, St Minver.jpg
Week St Mary Creddacott 1305 1305
Wendron 1690s 1690s

Isles of Scilly[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Scilly Mill belonging to Ranulf Blanchminster, lord of the manor of Scilly In ruins by 1348
St Mary's Star Castle (two mills) Tower 1593 In ruins by 1732
St Mary's Penninis Head Tower 1726 1783, out of use by 1796, later converted to observation tower - "Rowel's Tower"
St Mary's Spanish Mill Tower 1820 Working late 19th century Spanish Mill, St Mary's.jpg

Maps[edit]

Notes[edit]

Mills in bold are still standing, known building dates are indicated in bold. Text in italics denotes indicates that the information is not confirmed, but is likely to be the case stated.

Sources[edit]

Unless otherwise stated, the source for all entries is Douch, H L. Cornish Windmills. Truro: Oscar Blackford Ltd. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FORMER WINDMILL IN THE GROUNDS OF FOWEY HALL, HANSON DRIVE, FOWEY, RESTORMEL, CORNWALL". English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  2. ^ a b "REMAINS OF WINDMILL, PADSTOW, NORTH CORNWALL, CORNWALL". English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  3. ^ a b Major, J Kenneth, and Watts, Martin (1977). Victorian and Edwardian Windmills and Watermills from old photographs. London: Batsford. pp. p86. ISBN 978-0-7134-0621-4.