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Record details

BCC record ID:0429800000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Circular earthwork and documentary references suggest that this is the location of one of the 5 post-medieval windmills of Winslow Manor
Grid Reference:SP 76396 28487
Parish:

WINSLOW, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • WINDMILL (16th Century to 18th Century - 1500 AD to 1799 AD)
  • WINDMILL MOUND (16th Century - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?No

Full description

MAPS OF 1599, 1695, 1758 MARK A WINDMILL, APPROX AT NGR (1-4). A WINDMILL STOOD AT MILL KNOLL, PROBABLY 1 OF 5 IN AREA DESTROYED FEB 1760 (ALSO REF FEB 1762) (5). 'TOWN MILLS' IN AREA OF NGR (6). MILL STOOD IN CORNER OF JENNINGS CLOSE(8). CIRCULAR EARTHWORK WITH DEPRESSION AT NGR, MILL MOUND? (PLAN) (9) REFERENCE TO A WINDMILL AT WINSLOW, 6 MAY 1516 (5). IN EDWARD I'S TIME THERE WAS A WINDMILL BELONGING TO THE ABBOT OF ST ALBANS, WHICH FOLLOWED THE DESCENT OF THE MANOR (7).

Sources and further reading

<1>Map: Sir John Fortesque (Land owner). 1599. SALDEN ESTATE MAP.
<2>Map: MORDEN E 1695 MAP OF BUCKS.
<3>Map: SELLER J 1695 MAP OF BUCKS.
<4>Map: BOWEN E 1758 MAP OF BUCKS.
<5>Bibliographic reference: CLEAR A 1894 THE KING'S VILLAGE IN DEMESNE: OR 100 0 YEARS OF WINSLOW LIFE PP9,25,108,111.
<6>Map: OS 1900 1:10560 MAP,2ND EDITION.
<7>Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 3 P467.
<8>Bibliographic reference: SAVING N A GLIMPSES OF PAST DAYS...OF...WINSLOW P2 1 & LIST OF FIELD NAMES.
<9>Graphic material: RAINS M J JAN 1982 FIELD VISIT (SEE DESCRIPTION & PLAN IN HIS WINSLOW PARISH SURVEY,IN CAS FILE 2802.

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

Related monuments: none

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council