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HER Number:MDV18203
Name:Windmills on Lundy


The bases of two round buildings, possibly the remains of windmill towers.


Grid Reference:SS 135 468
Map Sheet:SS14NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLundy
Ecclesiastical ParishLUNDY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS14NW/68
  • Old SAM Ref: 30357

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WINDMILL (XVII to XVIII - 1601 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SS14NW/SW54 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV344956.

Minchinton, W., 1977, Windmills of Devon, 9, 41-42 (Monograph). SDV12997.

The probable site of two windmills on Lundy Island. The remains of two round towers are thought to be 17th or 18th century windmills. The tower with a diameter of 4.5 metres was almost certainly one. There is also documentary evidence for one.

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, 1982, Mills Index (Un-published). SDV12998.

Foundations of a windmill survive.

National Trust, 1989, Lundy, Devon. Vol. One, 33-34 (Report - Survey). SDV1275.

Possible site of two windmills. Here exist the remains of what may have been the bases of two round towers which are thought to have been windmills of 17th or 18th century origin. There is a documentary reference of 1787 to the remains of a windmill. Suggested that, while such a power source was very likely to have been used on the island, it can be difficult to differentiate between the foundations of a hut circle and the remains of a later stone building. Other details: 101,054.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1998, The Widow's Tenement Medieval Settlement and Prehistoric Settlement Sites, Lundy (Schedule Document). SDV6930.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1275Report - Survey: National Trust. 1989. Lundy, Devon. Vol. One. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 1. A4 Stapled + Digital. 33-34. [Mapped feature: #8849 ]
SDV12997Monograph: Minchinton, W.. 1977. Windmills of Devon. Windmills of Devon. A5 Paperback. 9, 41-42.
SDV12998Un-published: Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. 1982. Mills Index. Mills Index. A4 Stapled.
SDV344956Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SS14NW/SW54. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV6930Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. The Widow's Tenement Medieval Settlement and Prehistoric Settlement Sites, Lundy. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.

Associated Monuments

MDV21Related to: Cairn to South of Widow's Tenement, Lundy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 30 2013 11:32AM