List of windmills in Staffordshire

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This is a list of windmills in the English county of Staffordshire.

Locations[edit]

A - B[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Audley Approximately
SK 827 544
Tower 1796 1860, gone by 1899
Bilston Bilston Mill[1]
SO 954 967
Post[2] 1686 1686 1771[3]
Bilston Mount Pleasant Mill[4]
SO 954 967
Tower 1791 Demolished early 1970s
Blakenall Heath Approximately
SK 000 025
Post 1686
1693
1747
1775
1787
1686 1787
Blakenhall Heath Approximately
SK 000 022
Post 1686
1693
1747
1775
1787
1686 1787
Blakenhall Heath Bloxwich Mill
(one of above two sites)
1816 1853
Bloxwich Little Bloxwich Mill[5]
approximately
SJ 997 018
Post 1682 1609[6] 1682[7]
Bloxwich Great Bloxwich Mill[8] Post[9] 1682
1775
1682[10] c. 1812[11]
Blymhill Approximately
SJ 818 156
1203 1291
Bradley Approximately
SJ 879 180
1337 1337
Brewood Kent's Mill
approximately
SJ 876 084
1775 1775 1778
Brewood Somerford Mill
approximately
SJ 899 089
Post 1817 1802 1880
Broadhill Beffcote Mill
SJ 803 195
Tower Late 18th century Windmill World
Bromstead Heath SJ 800 159
Brocton Oat Hill Mill
approximately
SJ 978 205
1686
1747
1749
1686 1749
Burslem Approximately
SJ 869 500
Tower c. 1750 1832, gone by 1860
Burslem Approximately
SJ 867 498
1780s Demolished early 19th century
Burton on Trent Approximately
SK 241 234
1818 1844

C[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Cannock SJ 990 102
Church Eaton Alstone Mill
SJ 845 186
1682
1775
1831
1641 1831
Church Eaton High Onn Mill
SJ 827 162
Gone by 1652
Church Eaton Shushions Manor Mill
approximately
SJ 843 144
1300 1301
Codsall Codsall Windmill
SJ 867 041
Tower 1775 Windmill World
Colton Approximately
SK 041 207
Coppenhall Coppenhall Mill
SJ 897 191
1607 1617
Coppenhall Mill Butterhill Mill
SJ 897 191
Tower c. 1800 Windmill World
Coseley Old Mill, Bramford
SO 938 932
Tower c. 1780[12]
Coseley Maullin's Mill, Roseville
SO 935 935
Post 1812 1813
Coseley Coseley Mill, Roseville
SO 936 936
Post 1820 1820 1868
Coseley New Mill[13] Tower[14]
Coven Heath SJ 910 048 1775 1775 1775, gone by 1790
Cowley Approximately
SJ 830 198
1686
1747
1587 1747
Croxton Croxton Mill
SJ 782 318
Tower 1777 Windmill World Croxton Mill.jpg

D - F[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Darlaston Darlaston Mill[15] Post[16] 1795 1795 1795
Darlaston Approximately
SO 974 969
Tower 1834 1818 1886, gone by 1902
Dilhorne Approximately
SJ 974 436
1775 1775 1872, gone by 1900
Dudley Shaver's End Mill
SO 933 908
Post[17] 1682 1682[18] 1682[19]
Dudley Shaver's End Mill
SO 933 908
Tower 1800
1816
1787[20] Demolished 1930s Dudley Mill.jpg
Dudley Eve Hill Mill
SO 935 901
Post 1682
1747
1749
1775
1682 1775
Dudley Eve Hill Mill
SO 935 901
Tower 1808 1822, gone by 1886
Dudley London Fields Mill
SO 929 905
1682
1747
1749
1682 1749
Dudley Tipton Green Mill
SO 958 925
1682
1747
1749
1682 1749
Dudley Nertherton Mill
SO 935 874
1818 1818 1818
Enville Spital Brook Mills
SO 845 877
Tower 1801 Windmill World
Enville Grove Farm Mill
approximately
SO 805 879
Early 19th century Early 19th century
Enville Highgate Common Mill
approximately
SO 837 884
Early 19th century Early 19th century
Essington SJ 943 036 Midlands post 1775 1681 1930
Windmill World
Etruria Etruria Pottery Works[1]
SJ 868 474
Tower 1774 1794
Forton Forton Mill
SJ 758 216
Tower 1573 1780
Windmill World
Forton Mill stump.jpg

G - H[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Garshall Green Milwich Mill
SJ 969 340
Tower 1812 1829
Gentleshaw Gentleshaw Mill
SK 051 119
Tower 1820 Windmill World
Gentleshaw Coney's Mill
SK 050 160
1775 1775 1895
Gerrards Bromley Approximately
SJ 779 349
Gone by 1564
Gerrards Bromley Approximately
SJ 779 349
1818
1831
1818 1831
Gnosall SJ 829 209 1831 1815 1831
Hammerwich SK 067 074 1300 1300
Hammerwich Speedwell Mill
SK 067 074
Tower 1779 Windmill World Hammerwich Mill.jpg
Hanbury 1567 1567
Handsworth SP 065 905 Tower Gone by 1794
Handsworth SP 067 895 Tower 1759 Demolished c. 1870
Hanley, SJ 888 478 Tower c. 1795 1857
Hartshill SJ 864 458 Tower 1780 Demolished 1842
Haughton SJ 874 192 1575 1638
Hilderstone SJ 949 345 1798 1855
Himley 1682 1682[21] 1682[22]
Himley SO 874 913 Post[23] 1831 1881
Hixon Approximately
SK 002 257
Post 1801 1841

K - M[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Kidsgrove Kidsgrove Mill
Long Row Mill

SJ 840 541
Tower 1812 Windmill World
Kingswinford Kingswinford Mill
SO 874 895
Tower 1834 1818 1886
Kingswinford Tansey Green Mill[24]
SO 863 884
Post[25] 1775 1775 1840[26]
Kinver Approximately
SO 856 842
1775 1775 1775
Lapley Approximately
SJ 874 128
1291 1358
Lichfield Windmill House
Grange Road Mill

SK 109 106
Tower 1809 Windmill World
Little Saredon 1332 1332
Little Saredon Little Saredon Mill
Shareshill Mill

SJ 948 071
Tower 1816 Windmill World Little Saredon Mill.jpg
Longdon Windmill Farm Mill
SK 066 148
Tower 1806 Windmill World Upper Longdon Mill.jpg
Meir Heath Meir Heath Mill
SJ 930 401
Tower 1775 1775 Windmill World Old Corn Windmill Tower - geograph.org.uk - 377668.jpg
Moneymore Weeford Mill
SK 135 020
Tower 1818 Windmill World

N - Q[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Newborough SK 125 252 1820
1831
1820 1831
Newcastle under Lyme Approximately
SJ 852 468
1696 1696
Newcastle under Lyme Sneyd's Mill
SJ 820 479
1682 1682 Moved to Whitmore 1684
Newcastle under Lyme SJ 844 456 1819
1820*
1819 1820
Norbury Approximately
SJ 801 222
1686
1747
1686 1747
Norton-in-the-Moors (two mills)
SJ 895 518
1547 1547
Pattingham Nurton Hill Mill
SO 835 998
Tower 1811 Windmill World
Pattingham Approximately
SJ 829 005
1682 1682 1682
Penkhull SJ 870 450 Tower 1818 Demolished 1891
Penkridge Approximately
SJ 918 139
1772
1820
1775 1820
Perry Bar Holdford Mill[27]
SP 073 917
1814
1831
1814 1831
Quinton Ridgacre Mill[28]
SP 002 847
Post[29] 1887 1900

R - T[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Rowley Regis Rowley Mill
SO 969 876
Post 1775 1775 1865
Rowley Regis Hailstone Mill
Hawes Hill Mill
SO 966 881
Post 1682
1775
1682[30] 1826[31]
Rowley Regis Approximately
SO 948 878
1819 1819 1819
Rugeley Approximately
SK 039 180
1600 1600
Rushall Rushall Mill[32]
approximately
SK 028 011
Post[33] 1775
1788
1693[34] Demolished early 19th century
Rushall Goscote Field Mill[35] 1775
1788<br<1799
1744[36] 1799, gone by 1816[37]
Sandon SJ 945 306 1682
1747
1682 1747
Sedgely Ruiton Old Mill[38] 1682 1682[39] 1682[40]
Rewardine Field Mill
Ruiton Old Mill[41]
SO 919 921
Tower 1702 Collapsed 31 January 1872
Sedgely Roundhouse Mill
SO 920 921
Tower c. 1830 Collapsed 1961
Sedgely Sandyfields Mill
SO 912 933
Tower 1817 1822
Sedgely Ruiton New Mill[42]
SO 919 924
Tower c. 1830
Shelfield High Heath Mill
SP 034 027
Post 1682 1682 1682
Shelfield Shelfield Mill
SP 027 876
Post[43] 1831 1831 1872
Smethwick Smethwick Mill
SP 029 882
Tower 1803 Demolished August 1949[44] Smethwick windmill mirror.JPG
Smethwick Cape Mill
approximately
SP 027 876
Tower 1836
Stafford Foregate Field 1585 1585
Stafford Broad Eye Mill
SJ 918 232
Tower 1796 Windmill World Broad Eye Mill.jpg
Stone SJ 905 335 Tower 1803 Demolished 1847
Tatenhill SK 192 224 Post 1834 1861
Tettenhall Wood Tettenhall Mill
SO 873 991
Tower 1818 1818
Trentham Approximately
SJ 850 397
Tower 1802 Demolished
1819
Tunstall SJ 857 515 Tower 1813 Demolished 1855

U - Y[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Uttoxeter SK 085 340 Tower 1809 Demolished 1919
Walsall Morteyn's Mill
approximately
SP 013 977
Post[45] 1304 Blown down 1393
Walsall Persehouse's Mill
approximately
SP 015 978
Post[46] 1619 1732, gone by 1735
Walsall Blackham's Mill
approximately
SP 016 975
Post 1732
1735
c. 1672[47] 1735
Walsall Blackham's Mill
approximately
SP 016 975
Tower 1829 demolished 1885
Walsall Highgate Mill
SP 017 975
Post[48]
Walsall Highgate Mill
SP 017 975
Tower 1826
Walsall Spring Hill Mill
SP 023 977
Post[49] 1799
1816
1799 1816
Wednesbury Church Hill Mill
approximately
SO 992 954
Post 1686 1686 1868, gone by 1889
Wednesbury Church Hill Mill (2nd mill)
approximately
SO 990 954
Post 1686 1686
Wednesbury Church Hill Mill
approximately
SO 990 954
Tower 1803 1868, gone by 1889
Wednesbury King's Hill Mill
SO 981 965
Post 1686 1686 1886
Wednesfield Heath Approximately
SO 990 954SO 932 999
1824 1849
Wednesfield Heath Mill Hill Mill
SO 943 993
Demolished c. 1750
Werrington Werrington Mill
SJ 942 475
Tower 1730 Windmill World
West Bromwich Hall Green Mill[50]
approximately
SP 003 941
Post 1616 1822
West Bromwich Rider's Mill
approximately
SO 997 940
Post[51] 1694 1767, gone by 1775[52]
West Bromwich Mill Street Mill
Tantany Mill[53]
approximately
SP 002 918
Post[54] 1834 1842
West Bromwich Windmill Field
Lyndon Mill[55]
approximately
SP 008 925
Post[56] 1808[57] 1830s[58]
West Bromwich Crabb's Mill
approximately
SO 994 935
Post[59]
Weston under Lizard SJ 807 107 1682
1749
1682 1749
Wheaton Aston SJ 851 125 Midlands post 1854 Burnt down c. 1912 21 resize.jpg
Wigginton SK 198 059 1818 1818 1828
Wightwick Wightwick mill
SO 871 981
Tower 1720 Wightwick Mill.jpg
Wightwick (2nd mill) Tower[60]
Wilbrighton SJ 792 186 1787 1787
Willenhall Nechells Mill[61] Post[62] 1682 1682[63] 1682[64]
Willenhall SO 968 982 Post[65] 1818
1831
1834
1818 1880
Willenhall Rose Hill Mill[66] Post[67] 1850[68] 1850[69]
Willenhall Stowheath Mill[70]
Tudor Mill[71]
Post[72] 1682 1625[73] 1756
Willenhall Clemson's Mill[74] Tower Mid-18th century[75] Demolished early 19th century[76]
Wolverhampton Stafford Street
SO 916 996
Tower 1775 1775 Demolished 1893
Wolverhampton Stafford Street (2nd mill)
SO 916 996
post[77] 1775 1775
Wolverhampton Quebb Mill[78]
approximately
SO 916 996
1686
1832
1587[79] 1832
Wolverhampton Penn Mill
SO 902 969
Post[80] 1813 1837
Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Mill
SO 916 984
1686 1686 1686
Wolverhampton Goldthorn Hill
SO 909 969
1818 1818 c. 1905
Wombourne SO 877 933 1818
1834
1818 1834
Woodseaves SJ 796 250 1821 Early 20th century
Wrottesley Pendeford Mill
SJ 887 034
1819 Gone by 1883
Yarnfield Tarnfield Mill
SJ 862 325
c. 1800 1861
Yarnfield Heanie's Mill
SJ 860 315
1824 1827
Yoxall 1570 1570
Yoxhall SK 141 190 1818 1892

Maps[edit]

  • 1682 Joseph Brown
  • 1686 Robert Plot
  • 1747 Jeffrey
  • 1749 Bowen
  • 1775 Yates
  • 1799 Yates
  • 1814 Ordnance Survey
  • 1817 Ordnance Survey
  • 1818 C & G Greenwood
  • 1820 C & G Greenwood
  • 1820* Sherwood
  • 1831 Yates
  • 1834 Ordnance Survey

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 indicated, the source for all entries is:-Job, Barry (1985). Staffordshire windmills. Birmingham: Midland Wind and Watermills Group. 

^1 McKenna, Joseph (1986). Windmills of Birmingham and the Black Country. Studley: K A F Brewin Books. ISBN 0-947731-10-5. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Six sails