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Rowington. Windmill

Rowington.  Windmill

Date: 1950 - 1959 (c.)

Description: A derelict tower windmill at Rowington. The old name is "Bouncing Bess". 1950s

Three storey, red brick tower which had been built by 1789. Boat cap, 2 pairs of stones, upright shaft and some machinery (but no windshaft & brakewheel). Sails struck by lighting June 1888. Worked by steam to around 1916. Used as a Prisoner of War dormitory for a short time during the 1914-18 war. Converted to a house in 1978.

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Source: Libraries Heritage and Trading Standards, Warwickshire County Council

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