List of windmills in Bedfordshire

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List of windmills in Bedfordshire is located in Bedfordshire
Extant windmills in Bedfordshire.
Sharnbrook, 2 Shefford, 3 Stanbridge, 4 Stevington, 5 Thurleigh, 6 Upper Dean

A list of all windmills and windmill sites which lie in the current ceremonial county of Bedfordshire.


Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Apsley Guise Post Demolished c. 1900
Barton in the Clay Barton Mill
TL 0806 2949
Post 1831 1851
Bedford Mill Street 1842 Burnt down February 1844
Biggleswade Franklin's Tower
The Steam Mill
TL 189 440
Tower 1860 Demolished 1966
Biscot Smock
Bolnhurst Post
Colmworth Post
Cranfield Cranfield Windmill
SP 960 429
tower Demolished 1966
Dunstable TL 015 220 Tower Late 18th or early 19th century[1] Windmill World
Dunstable TL 013 221
Dunstable TL 001 208
Flitwick Standing 1880s
Flitwick Smock c. 1850 Burnt down 9 November 1903
Great Barford Smock 1835 Demolished 1907
Henlow Smock 1819[2] Demolished 1935
Holcot Holcot Windmill Tower 19th century[2] Demolished c. 1880, machinery to Spaldwick Mill, Huntingdonshire
Windmill World
Houghton Conquest Post Demolished 1830s
Houghton Conquest Tower 1830s Windmill World
Houghton Regis Smock Replaced by tower mill
Houghton Regis Tower 18th century[2]
Husbourne Crawley Pug Mill Vertical axis 1820 Demolished c. 1840
Keysoe Post c. 1800 Blown down 1948
Leighton Buzzard 1212 1212
Leighton Buzzard Flemmon's Mill Post Moved to Whipsnade 1860
Leighton Buzzard Beaudesert Mill tower Early 19th century Demolished 1890s
Lower Dean Post 1620[3] Collapsed 20 December 1959[2]
Lower Dean Post 1765 1762 Rebuilt 1834
Lower Dean Post 1834 Collapsed 1959
Windmill World
Luton Biscot Windmill Post Burnt down 1841
Luton Biscot Windmill Smock 1842 Demolished 1938
Markyate TL 056 186 Post[4] 1222[4] 1222[4]
Markyate Caddington Mill[4]
TL 056 186
Post[4] c. 1810[4] Blown down c. 1815[4]
Potton Post 1840s 1853
Potton Tower Demolished 1955
Windmill World
Potton windmill.jpg
Riseley Post Standing 1936
Riseley Smock
Sharnbrook Sharnbrook Windmill Tower Windmill World Sharnbrook windmill.jpg
Shefford Shefford Windmill Tower Windmill World Shefford windmill.jpg
Stanbridge Stanbridge Windmill Tower 1800 Windmill World Stanbridge windmill new cap.jpg
Stevington Stevington Windmill Post c. 1770 Windmill World Stevington windmill.jpg
Sundon Post Moved to Toddington 1847
Thurleigh Thurleigh Windmill Tower 1890[5] Windmill World Thurleigh windmill.jpg
Toddington Post Demolished c. 1845
Toddington Post 1847 Blown down 1880s
Totternhoe Post
Totternhoe Doolittle Windmill Tower c. 1820 Windmill World Doolittle Mill, Totternhoe.jpg
Upper Dean Upper Dean Windmill Tower 1856[6] Windmill World Upper Dean windmill.jpg
Whipsnade Post 1860 Demolished 1877
Woburn Woburn Windmill Smock Demolished 1805
Windmill World
Yielden Post Burnt down October 1877

Locations formerly within Bedfordshire[edit]

For windmills in Eaton Socon see List of windmills in Cambridgeshire.


Unless stated otherwise, the source for all entries is Howes, Hugh (1983). Bedfordshire Mills. Bedford: Bedfordshire County Council. ISBN 0-907041-06-X. 


  • 1765 Thomas Jeffrey


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.


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