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Bursledon Windmill
Bursledon, Hampshire
Bursledon Windmill
associated engineer
Not known
date  1813
UK era  Georgian  |  category  Windmill  |  reference  SU481109
photo  J. Brian Powell
A complete four-storey tower mill with wooden reefing gallery just below first floor level, partially supported from the ground by timber struts.
Constructed in 1813 to replace an earlier post mill on the site, Bursledon Mill is tarred black and has staggered windows, a black boat-shaped timber cap luffed by rope and pulley, and two patent single-shuttered and two common anticlockwise sails.
Using three pairs of underdrift stones, the mill worked until 1885. It was restored to full working order in the 1980s and is open to the public. Nowadays it is partly surrounded by a tall hedge but there are signs from Junction 8 on the M27.
Research: PD
"Preserved Power: A Guide to Hampshire's Rural Industrial Past"
Hampshire County Council, 1999
reference sources   WGE

Bursledon Windmill