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Chesterton Windmill

A Grade I Listed Building in Chesterton and Kingston, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.2312 / 52°13'52"N

Longitude: -1.4909 / 1°29'27"W

OS Eastings: 434864

OS Northings: 259349

OS Grid: SP348593

Mapcode National: GBR 6PC.1VT

Mapcode Global: VHBXY.35NV

Entry Name: Chesterton Windmill

Listing Date: 7 January 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1300056

English Heritage Legacy ID: 307044

Location: Chesterton and Kingston, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV33

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Chesterton and Kingston

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Chesterton St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text

4/48 Chesterton Windmill

Windmill. 1632. Probably designed by Sir Edward Peyto for himself. Restored
1965-1974. Ground floor of limestone ashlar; first floor of sandstone ashlar;
moulded limestone string course and cornice. Ribbed aluminium cap with finial.
Circular plan. 2 storeys. Tall ground floor has open arcade of 6 moulded
sandstone round arches, and piers with moulded bases and capitals. First floor
has 2 ovolo-moulded stone cross windows to front, and 2 similar small single
lights to rear. Renewed cloth spread sails. To rear: segmental-roof roof dormer
has 3-light window and date with initials EP. Interior: said to retain its
machinery. The cap could be turned into the wind by a hand winch. There was
originally a central timber structure housing the staircase. The windmill stands
on a shallow raised platform. It was associated with Chesterton House,
demolished in 1802.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.5, p.42; Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.230).

Listing NGR: SP3486459349

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