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A selection of windmills to photograph

There are remains of probably several thousand windmills spread around the UK, some converted for other use, some stumps only. The ones we have selected are the ones that are either complete or substantially complete.

This listing was the previous listing we were using to identify the windmills to photograph and has been modified as we have moved forward. Most of the initial location guides were produced from windmills identified on this list. We now have a better list that has just been completed that shows all windmills with sails and the more complete county by county list. We've included this as it may be of interest as well as with the intention later of updating it to include a selection of windmills that the photographer may like to visit to get a wide selection of styles and locations.

PV = Photo visit by us has been made, we have also visited some not shown.

Windmill At or Near County PV Notes
Stevington Post Mill Stevington Bedfordshire Y  
Cobstone Windmill
Turville Windmill
Ibstone Windmill
Ibstone,Turville Buckinghamshire N Remodelled Smock windmill used in many films etc. Good views from road and paths.
Lacey Green Lacey Green Buckinghamshire N Restored smock mill. Dates from around 1650, making this the oldest smock windmill in the country.
Pitstone Windmill nr Pitstone Buckinghamshire N Restored post mill, earliest type in the UK. Nice clear site to photograph.
Quainton   Buckinghamshire N  
New Bradwell Tower Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire Y  
Bourn Mill Bourn/Caxton Cambridgeshire N Restored open trestle post mill.
Wicken Smock Mill Wicken Cambridgeshire N Large smock Mill with sales and working some times.
Fulbourn Windmill Fulbourn Cambridgeshire N Restored Smock mill, 42 feet high three working floors.
Cann Windmill Cann nr Melbury Abbas Dorset Y  
Bocking Windmill Braintree Essex N  
Finchingfield post Windmill, Finchingfield Essex N  
Thaxted windmill Thaxted Essex N Restored tower windmill, in nice uncluttered location near to town.
Cranbrook Union Mill Cranbrook Kent N  
Meopham Windmill Meopham Kent N  
Stocks Mill Windmill Wittersham Kent N Tallest surviving post mill in Kent, in very good condition but surrounded by gardens and hedges.
Willesborough Windmill Willesborough, Ashford Kent N Octagonal white smock mill. complete and in good condition. Building around.
Brixton Windmill
Asby mill
Brixton Greater London N  
Upminster Windmill Upminster Greater London N Tall octagonal smock mill, timber-framed on a brick base. Currently undergoing restoration and down to 2 sails.
Wimbledon Windmill (Museum) Wimbledon Greater London N The windmill has an octagonal brick base. Post mill with conical tower. Converted to flats at one point, one now used as a part of museum.
Chalton Windmill Chalton Hampshire N A brick Tower mill, that has a plaster render, with a cap of wood and metal. It is now part of a private house and no longer has the sails, but still has the spokes.
Bursledon Windmill Bursledon Hampshire Y Restored and working tower mill. Also a barn and other items moved to same site.
Lytham Windmill Lytham St Annes Lancashire N


Marsh Mill Thornton Lancashire N  
Ullesthorpe Mill Ullesthorpe Leicestershire N Large Tower mill with no sails.
Alford Windmill Alford Lincolnshire Y Working 5 sails, 7 storey, Tower mill
Barton Upon Humber Barton Upon Humber Lincolnshire N  
Denver windmill Downham Norfolk N  
Dobson's Windmill
Burgh le Marsh
Burgh le Marsh Lincolnshire Y  

Hanson's Mill

Burgh Le Marsh windmill

Burgh le Marsh Lincolnshire N  
Ellis Windmill Lincoln Lincolnshire N  
Heage windmill   Derbyshire N  
Heckington Windmill Heckington Lincolnshire Y  
Hewitts windmill Heapham Lincolnshire Y  
Maud Foster Windmill Boston Lincolnshire Y  
Moulton Windmill Moulton Lincolnshire Y  
Mount Pleasant Mill Kirton in Lindsey Lincolnshire Y  
North Leverton mill North Leverton with Habblesthorpe Nottinghamshire Y  
Sibsey trader Mill Sibsey Lincolnshire Y  
Tuxford Mill   Nottinghamshire Y  
Whissendine windmill Whissendine, Oakham Rutland Y  
Waltham Windmill Waltham Lincolnshire Y  
Wrawby Postmill Wrawby Lincolnshire Y  
Bidston Windmill Bidston Merseyside N Tower Mill - brick built with sails.
Berney Arms Windpump Berney Arms Norfolk N  
Burnham Overy Staithe   Norfolk N  
Cley Mill Cley next the Sea Norfolk N  
Horsey windpump Horsey Norfolk N Fully restored historic drainage windpump, five-storeys high. Picturesque location.
Stow Mill Paston Norfolk N  
Thurne windpump Thurne Norfolk N  
Brograve Mill, (derelict) Waxham Norfolk N Derelict. Only two stocks and two stubs of the original sails remain.
Muttons Mill Halvergate Norfolk N One of many wind pumps. This one has 2 sails.
Lockgate Mill Freethorpe Norfolk N Brick tower wind pump no sails.
Lambrigg Mill Sea Palling/Waxham Norfolk N Wind pump, no photo, probably derelict.
West Winch   Norfolk N  
Weybourne   Norfolk N  
Green's Windmill Sneinton, Nottingham Nottinghamshire N  
Bloxham Grove post Mill Bloxham Oxfordshire Y  
Asterley Tower Mill nr Pontesbury Shropshire Y  
Ashton windmill Chapel Allerton Somerset Y  
Stembridge Tower Mill, High Ham Somerset Y last remaining thatched windmill in England
Broad Eye Windmill Stafford Staffordshire N  
Pakenham Windmill   Suffolk N  
Saxtead Green Post Mill Saxstead Green Suffolk N  
Thelnetham Windmill Thelnetham Suffolk N  
Thorpeness Post Mill Thorpeness Suffolk N  
Lowfield Heath Windmill Charlwood Surrey N  
Outwood mill outwood Surrey N  
Wray Common Windmill Redhill Surrey N  
Chailey Windmill North Chailey Sussex N  
High Salvington windmill High Salvington Sussex N  
Jack and Jill Windmills Clayton Sussex Y  
Polegate Windmill Eastbourne Sussex N  
Kings Windmill
Shipley Windmill
Shipley Sussex Y  
Nutley open trestle post mill Ashdown Forest Sussex N  
Rottingdean Smock Mill Nr Brighton Sussex Y  
Rye   Sussex N  
Stone Cross Windmill Eastbourne Sussex N  
Fulwell Windmill Sunderland, Tyne and Wear N  
Whitburn Windmill   Tyne and Wear N  
Berkswell Windmill Balsall Common Warwickshire Y  

Chesterton Windmill



Harbury Windmill Warwickshire N  
Tysoe Windmill   Warwickshire Y  
Tower mill Napton on the Hill Warwickshire Y  
Wilton Windmill nr Grafton Wiltshire Y  
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings Stoke Heath Worcestershire Y  
Skidby Working Windmill Beverley Yorkshire N  
Llynnon Mill nr Llanddeusant Anglesey N  


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