Langstone Windmill

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Langstone Windmill
Langstone Windmill 1869.jpg
The mill in 1869
Origin
Mill nameLangstone Mill
Grid referenceSU 7199 0494
Coordinates50°50′22″N 0°58′43″W / 50.8395°N 0.9787°W / 50.8395; -0.9787Coordinates: 50°50′22″N 0°58′43″W / 50.8395°N 0.9787°W / 50.8395; -0.9787
Operator(s)Private
Information
PurposeCorn mill
TypeTower mill
StoreysFour storeys
No. of sailsFour sails
Type of sailsCommon sails
WindshaftWood
WindingHand winded

Langstone Windmill is a Grade II listed[1] tower mill at Langstone, Hampshire in England. The windmill is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[2] It has been converted to residential accommodation.

History[edit]

Langstone Mill was built around 1730.[2] It worked in conjunction with a tide mill close by.[3] The mill was derelict in 1934.[4] By 1939 it had been converted to residential accommodation, with the tower tarred and a new cap constructed.[3]

Description[edit]

Langstone Mill is a four-storey tower mill which shows evidence of having been raised by a storey at some point. It had a hand winded domed cap and the four common sails were carried on a wooden windshaft.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Langstone Windmill, 22 Langstone High Street, Havant". English Heritage. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Monument No. 892118". English Heritage. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Langstone windmill and tide mill, Havant, Hampshire". English Heritage. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  4. ^ Ellis, Monica (editor) (1978). Water and Wind Mills in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Southampton: Southampton University Industrial Archaeology Group. p. 60. ISBN 0-905280-01-6.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Once a Week issue dated 16 January 1869

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