Building record MDR8572 - Former Windmill, Windmill Lane, Belper

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1796 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

Full Description

A tower windmill was constructed above the town of Belper in 1796. In 1801 it was offered to let, when it was described as 'almost new, two pairs of stones, dressing machine'. A photograph taken prior to 1891 shows it to be a squat tower mill with three floors, a dark ogee cap and a fantail and staging. It had two common sails and two spring sails. The mill was listed by Farey and appears on Greenwood's map of 1825. An advertisement of 1851 states that the mill was equipped with a pair of French and a pair of Derbyshire stones, a flour machine and a drying kiln. The 1884 OS map shows the mill to be disused and in 1891 all the machinery was removed and the tower was converted into a house, which is still occupied. (1)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Gifford, A. 2003. Derbyshire Windmills Past and Present. pp 24-25.
  • <2> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 10(i).1, with photo.



Grid reference Centred SK 3535 4785 (16m by 13m)

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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