List of windmills in Lancashire

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A list of windmills in Lancashire, including those now within Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

Locations[edit]

A – C[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Aughton Aughton Mill Sunk Post[1]
Barton-upon-Irwell 1600[2] 1600[2]
Bickerstaffe Bickerstaffe Mill
SD 442 048
Tower 1756 Windmill World The Old Windmill at Bickerstaffe - geograph.org.uk - 2098845.jpg
Billinge Billinge Mill 1641[3] 1691[3]
Birkdale Birkdale Mill Sunk Post[1] c.16th century[4] Mentioned 1845[4]
Boothstown Mid C18th[5] Demolished 1874[5]
Bretherton Bank Mill
SD 462 208
Tower 1741 Windmill World
Burscough Mere Mill
SD 426 157
Tower Windmill World Old Windmill - geograph.org.uk - 125132.jpg
Carleton Dick's Mill Tower Demolished 1886[6]
Clifton Clifton Mill
SD 464 313
Tower Windmill World Windmill - geograph.org.uk - 496872.jpg
Culcheth 1516[7] 1593[7]

F – K[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Freckleton Smock Saw Mill
Golborne 1352[8] 1367[8]
Great Crosby Moor Lane Mill
SD 329 003
Tower 1813[9] Windmill World Great Crosby windmill.jpg
Haigh Brewery Mill
SD 605 089
Tower 1845 Windmill World Haigh windpump.jpg
Hambleton Post 1870s[10] Demolished by 1934[6]
Ince 1558[11] 1558[11]
Kirkham Carr Hill Mill
SD 431 320
Tower Windmill World
Kirkham Treales Mill
SD 447 328
Tower Late C18th[12] Windmill World

L[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Little Marton Little Marton Mill
SD 349 342
Tower 1838 Windmill World Windmill-blpl.JPG
Liverpool Wavertree Mill Midlands Post 1452 Demolished 1916 Wavertree 1905.jpg
Liverpool Edge Hill Mill Post 1642[1] 1642[1]
Liverpool Eastham Mill 1250[13] Destroyed May 1644[1]
Liverpool Cathedral Mount[1]
Liverpool Hale Mill Post[1] Moved to Hale Bank, 1790[1]
Liverpool Hale Bank Mill Post[1] 1790[1]
Liverpool Townsend Mill 1348[13]
Liverpool Townsend Mill Midlands Post 1644[1] 1772 Liverpool Townsend 1772.jpg
Liverpool Gallows Mill Tower 1825 Liverpool Gallows 1825.jpg
Liverpool Gallows Mill
(2nd mill)
Tower 1825
Liverpool Chisenhale Street Tower 1814 Liverpool Chisenhale St 1814.jpg
Liverpool Chisenhale Street (2nd mill) Tower 1814
Liverpool Preston Road Mill Tower Standing in 1936[14]
Liverpool St James's Park Tower 1773[15] Gone by 1889[16]
Liverpool Stanley Park 1823[17]
Liverpool Springfield Mill Tower 1823[18] 1907
Liverpool Parliament St (two) Gone by 1889[16]
Liverpool Bootle Lane Burnt down 1834[19]
Longton Standing 1916[19]
Lydiate Forest's Mill
SD 380 039
Tower 1768 Windmill World Lydiate windmill.jpg
Lytham St Annes Lytham Mill
SD 371 271
Tower 1803 Windmill World Lytham windmill.jpg

M – P[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Maghull Standing in 1916[19]
Manchester Deansgate 1771[20]
Manchester Windmill Street 1766[19] 1811[19]
Much Hoole Standing in 1916[19]
Ormskirk Wimbrick Mill Standing in 1916[19] Photo
Parbold Parbold Mill
SD 491 106
Tower 1810 Windmill World Parbold Windmill - geograph.org.uk - 1028673.jpg
Pilling Damside Mill
SD 406 487
Tower 1808 Windmill World Damside Windmill - geograph.org.uk - 1563175.jpg
Preesall Preesall Mill
SD 367 467
Tower 1839 Windmill World
Prescot Acres Mill Tower Burnt down 9 August 1908[21] Prescot 1905.jpg
Preston Craggs Row Mill
SD 537 300
Tower Early C19th[22] Windmill World Former Windmill off Moor Lane - geograph.org.uk - 529618.jpg
Preston Park Lane Mill Standing 1916[19]

R – W[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Rimington Stopper Lane Mill Smock[1]
Rufford Causeway End Mill Tower Standing in 1947[14]
Rufford Midlands Post Moved to Warton 1771[23]
Salford 1380[24] 1380[24]
Singleton Singleton Mill Tower[1] Standing in 1947[14]
Southport Titt iron wind engine 1894
Staining Staining Mill
SD 347 366
Tower Late C18th[25] Windmill World Staining Windmill - geograph.org.uk - 653908.jpg
St Helens Ravenhead Mill
SJ 502 942
Tower Late C18th[26] Windmill World Ravenhead windmill, St Helens.jpg
Southport Tower Photo
Southport Titt wind engine 1894[27]
Tarleton Standing in 1916[19]
Thornton Cleveleys Marsh Mill
SD 335 426
Tower 1794 Windmill World Marsh Mill 05C322.jpg
Toxteth Scott's Mill
Wilson's Mill
Tower Demolished c1960
Treales Treales Tower Windmill World
Upholland Holland Mill
SD 513 057
Tower 1768 Windmill World Holland Windmill, Upholland - geograph.org.uk - 1028637.jpg
Warton Warton Mill
SD 420 288
Sunk post (Midlands type) 1771[23] Windmill World
West Derby 1229[28] 1256[28]
West Derby Acker's Mill 1717[29] 1717[29]
Wrea Green Wrea Green Mill
SD 395 313
Tower Windmill World
Wrightington Harrock Hill Mill
SD 511 133
Tower Windmill World Ruined Windmill on Harrock Hill - geograph.org.uk - 719631.jpg
Weeton Weeton Mill
SD 393 346
Tower 1812 Demolished 1950s?
Windmill World

Maps[edit]

Notes[edit]

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

Sources[edit]

These sources will be useful to expand the article:-

  • Clarke, Allen (1916). Windmill Land. London: J M Dent & Sons. 
  • Clarke, Allen (1918). More Windmill Land. London: J M Dent & Sons. 
  • Clarke, Allen (1924). Windmill Land Stories. London: J M Dent & Sons. 

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "BARTON". British History Online. Retrieved 29 November 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "BILLINGE". British History Online. Retrieved 29 November 2008. 
  4. ^ a b Aughton, Peter (1998). North Meols and Southport. Carnegie. ISBN 0-948789-38-7. 
  5. ^ a b "Windmills and Cotton Mills". The Boothstown Website. Retrieved 28 November 2008. 
  6. ^ a b Thurston Hopkins, R (1934). Old Watermills and Windmills. London: Philip Allan & Co Ltd. pp. p39. 
  7. ^ a b "CULCHETH". British History Online. Retrieved 29 November 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "GOLBORNE". British History Online. Retrieved 29 November 2008. 
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  10. ^ de Little, Rodney (1997). The Windmills of England. Partridge Green: Colwood Press. pp. p106. ISBN 0-9529930-0-7. 
  11. ^ a b "INCE". British History Online. Retrieved 29 November 2008. 
  12. ^ "TREALES WINDMILL, TREALES, ROSEACRE AND WHARLES, FYLDE, LANCASHIRE". English Heritage. Retrieved 28 November 2008. 
  13. ^ a b "CASTLE". British History Online. Retrieved 29 November 2008. 
  14. ^ a b c "The Donald W. Muggeridge Collection of Mill Photographs, Lancashire & Leicestershire". University of Kent at Canterbury. Retrieved 30 November 2008. 
  15. ^ "LIVERPOOL PARKS". Liverpool Parks. Retrieved 30 November 2008. 
  16. ^ a b "Old Liverpool". Bramhill.net. Retrieved 1 December 2008. 
  17. ^ "WALTON". British History Online. Retrieved 30 November 2008. 
  18. ^ "KIRKDALE". British History Online. Retrieved 1 December 2008. 
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  20. ^ "BOROUGH". British History Online. Retrieved 29 November 2008. 
  21. ^ Postcard published by Knowsley Library Service
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  28. ^ a b "THE HUNDRED OF WEST DERBY". British History Online. Retrieved 29 November 2008. 
  29. ^ a b "WEST DERBY". British History Online. Retrieved 29 November 2008.