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Monument Number 965083

Hob Uid: 965083
Location :
Rutland
Rutland
Whissendine
Grid Ref : SK8235714242
Summary : Tower windmill, built in c1830-40, disused in 1922. No sails, though the machinery is intact. Used as a Home Guard observation post during the Second World War.
More information : SK 8235 1423 Whissendine has a preserved six storey stone tower mill
with a replaced ogee cap. The mill worked until 1922 with four sails
driving four pairs of stones. (1)


The Windmill, built c1830-40, disused c1922. The sails and fantail
were removed in the 1930s, though the machinery is intact.
Grade 2*. (2)

Large 7-storey stone tower mill, which still has all its machinery. The 6th floor was used for observation. This originally had three windows, but a fourth (since blocked) was added to give all-round vision. Recent repairs to the stonework have almost obliterated the window on the outside, but it remains clearly visible inside.Whissendine Mill, at W end of Whissendine village. (3)

Recorded by NRIM. Photographed. (4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Leicestershire Museums Archaeol Report No 6 1983 Industrial Archaeology p8 (Ed M Palmer)
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Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE Listed Buildings Dist of Rutland Leic 21 Feb 1984 76
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Source : Migrated Defence of Britain Project database record originally compiled from various sources
Source details : The two databases developed by the Project can be searched on-line through the Archaeology Data Service at http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/specColl/dob/index.cfm
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Source Number : 4
Source : National Record of Industrial Monuments
Source details : Recorded by HT White, Oct-1964. Record No:398403
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1899
Monument Start Date : 1830
Monument Type : Tower Mill
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1922
Monument Start Date : 1900
Monument Type : Tower Mill
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : World War II
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Observation Post
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Leicestershire)
External Cross Reference Number : 81SW Q
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : DoB Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0015194
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External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 186728
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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : NRI01
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External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1073211
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 81 SW 12
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : NATIONAL RECORD OF INDUSTRIAL MONUMENTS
Activity type : DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
Start Date : 1960-01-01
End Date : 1975-12-31
Associated Activities : THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-04-01
End Date : 2002-03-01