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Napton on the Hill.  Windmill
The old windmill, Napton on the Hill. 1910s

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Napton on the Hill.  Windmill
Windmill at Napton on the Hill. 1910s

Napton on the Hill.  Oxford Canal and Locks
In the background is the windmill on the hill.

The Oxford canal and locks looking north at...

Napton on the Hill.  Windmill
Windmill at Napton on the Hill. 1950s

Napton on the Hill.  Windmill.
Napton Windmill. 1960s

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Napton on the Hill.  Napton Windmill
Introduction: Napton on the Hill. Napton Windmill

Date: 1909 - 1911 (c.)

Description: Napton Mill, windmill and nearby buildings. c.1910

Built around 1835; originally had 2 common and 2 spring sails and three pairs of stones. Ceased work by sails c.1900 and by steam c.1909. Repaired 1972-73 including 4 patent sails, but 2 blew off in a gale January 1976.

Derelict but in fair condition. Red brick tower (tarred) with distinct batter on stone foundations. Two adjacent shutter-type sails, aluminium covered dome cap with windows & acorn finial.

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