List of windmills in Leicestershire

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List of windmills in Leicestershire is located in Leicestershire
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Extant (red) and former (blue) windmills in Leicestershire.
1 Arnesby, 2 Ashby Folville, 3 Barkestone le Vale, 4 Croxton Kerrial, 5 Gilmorton, 6 Kibworth Harcourt, 7 Long Clawson, 8 Shepshed, 9 Swannington, 10 Ullesthorpe, 11 Waltham on the Wolds, 12 Wymondham

A list of windmills in Leicestershire.

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.

Locations[edit]

A - C[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Arnesby Arnesby Mill
SP 614 925
tower 1815[1] Windmill World Arnesby windmill.jpg
Ashby Folville Ashby Mill
Gaddesby Mill

SK 697 124
Tower Early 19th century[2] Windmill World
Barkestone-le-Vale Barkestone Mill
SK 779 349
Tower Windmill World
Belgrave 1545[3] 1558[3]
Billesdon 1558[4] 1826[4]
Blaston 1302[5] 1675[5]
Bringhurst 1629[6] 1650[6]
Bringhurst Gone by 1964[6]
Burrough on the Hill 1607[7] 1614[7]
Burton Overy 1646[8] 1766, gone by 1835[8]
Burton Overy 1766[8] 1766, gone by 1835[8]
Carlton Curlieu 1592[9] 1661[9]
Church Langton 1792[10] 1792[10]
Cranoe 1440[11] 1441[11]
Croxton Kerrial Croxton Mill
SK 8372 2907
Smock 1806[12] Windmill World Croxton Kerrial.jpg

E - G[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Evington 1308[13] 1335[13]
Fleckney 1338[14] 1338[14]
Foxton Late 12th century[15] 1317[15]
Foxton 1780[15] 1885[15]
Galby 16th century[16] 16th century[16]
Gilmorton Gilmorton Mill
SP 577 883
Tower Early 19th century[17] Windmill World Gilmorton mill.jpg
Glooston 15th century[18] 1637[18]
Great Bowden 1473[19] 1690[19]
Great Glen 1352[20] 1563[20]

H - K[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Hallaton Bardolf's Manor 1290[21] 1588[21]
Hallaton Hacluit's Manor 1373[21] 1652[21]
Harby Harby Mill
SK 738 312
Tower Truncated during the Second World War[22] Windmill World
Higham on the Hill Windmill World
Houghton on the Hill 1301[23] 1301[23]
Houghton on the Hill New Ingarsby[23]
Houghton on the Hill Ingarsby Lane 1914, gone by 1918[23]
Husbands Bosworth 1252[24] 1252[24]
Illston on the Hill c. 1220[25] 1588[25]
Kegworth Post[26]
Kibworth Beauchamp 1315[27] 1687[27]
Kibworth Harcourt Kibworth Harcourt Mill
SP 689 944
Post 1711[27] Windmill World Kibworth Harcourt mill.jpg
King's Norton 1514[28] 1582[28]
Knighton Narborough Wood Farm Titt iron wind engine 1896

L[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Laughton 1265[29] 1658[29]
Leicester Castle Mills 1632[30]
Leicester Newarke Mills 1626[30] 1741[30]
Leicester North Mills 1821[30] 1833[30]
Leicester South Fields Mill
Nurse's Mill
1316[30] 1638[31]
Leicester South Fields Mill
Nurses Mill
Standing until mid-19th century[30]
Leicester Between Castle and Newarke Mills Post 1779 1720[30] 1779
Leicester St Margaret's 1779
1828
1585[30] 1828
Leicester St Margaret's
(2nd mill)[30]
1779 1779 1779
Leicester St Margaret's
(3rd mill)[30]
1779 1779 1779
Leicester London Road[30] 1779 1779 1835[30]
Leicester London Road
(2nd mill)[30]
1779 1779 1835[30]
Leicester Narborough Road[30]
Leicester Mount Pleasant Mill[30] 1828 1828
Leicester Conduit St[30] tower 1826
1828
1826 1828
Leicester Marston's Mill, Saxby St[30] 1826
1828
1826 1828
Leicester Whetstone's Mill, Highfield St[30] 1826
1828
1826 1828
Leicester Holmes' Mill, Mill La[30] 1826
1828
1826 1846[30]
Leicester Freak's Ground 1828 1828 1861, gone by 1891[32]
Little Stretton 1314[28] 1446[28]
Long Clawson Long Clawson Mill
SK728 267
Tower Early 19th century[33] Windmill World Long Clawson Windmill.JPG
Lubenham 1624[34] 1659[34]

M - R[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Market Harborough Great Bowden Mill Smock 1839[35] Standing c. 1920
Medbourne Mid-16th century[36] Mid-16th century[36]
Medbourne Smock Late 18th century[36] Demolished January 1902[36]
Mowsley 1338[37] 1338[37]
Narborough Titt iron wind engine
Noseley 1545[38] 1545[38]
Redmile 1242[39] 1242[39]
Redmile Redmile Mill Midlands Post 1835[39] 1920s[39]

S - W[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Shangton c. 1304[40] c. 1304[40]
Shepshed Fenney Spring Mill
SK 462 181
Tower c. 1840[41] Windmill World Fenny Spring Mill, Shepshed.jpg
Slawston 1637[42] 1928[42]
Smeeton Westerby Blown down c. 1885[27]
Stonton Wyville Early 17th century[43] Early 17th century[43]
Stoughton 1341[44] 1477[44]
Swannington Hough Mill
SK 410 171
Tower Late 18th century[45] Windmill World Hough Mill, Swannington.jpg
Swannington Post Blown down early 19th century[45]
Swannington Post Early 19th century[45] Demolished 1895[45]
Syston Syston Mill
SK 621 109
Post Windmill World
Thringstone Thringstone Windmill tower
Thurnby Bushby Early 17th century[44] Early 17th century[44]
Tur Langton Smith's Mill
Moore's Mill
17th century[10] Gone by 1850[10]
Tur Langton Halford's Mill 17th century[10] Gone by 1850[10]
Ullesthorpe Ullesthorpe Mill
SP 506 877
Tower 1800[46] Windmill World Ullesthorpe Mill.jpg
Waltham on the Wolds Waltham Mill
SK 803 248
Post Demolished 1868[47]
Waltham on the Wolds Waltham Mill
SK 803 248
Tower 1868[47] Windmill World
Wistow 1436[48] 1660[48]
Woodhouse Eaves Woodhouse Eaves Mill
SK 526 143
Midlands Post 1863[49] Burnt down 1945[49]
Windmill World
Wymondham Wymondham Mill
SK 850 192
Tower c. 1813[50] Windmill World Wymondham Mill, Leics.jpg

Maps[edit]

  • 1779 John Prior
  • 1826 Greenwood
  • 1828 Ellis

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