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Record details

BCC record ID:0244500000
Type of record:Building
Summary:Early nineteenth century windmill now converted into a house, on the site of earlier windmills recorded in historical documents and maps back to the seventeenth century
Grid Reference:SU 76976 91496
Parish:

IBSTONE, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • (Former) SMOCK MILL (17th Century to Modern - 1600 AD to 1945 AD)
  • HOUSE (20th Century - 1900 AD to 1999 AD)
  • (Former) WINDMILL (19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • Listed Building

Public access information

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

Full description

Plan Form - DODECAHEDRON
Grade II. House, formerly windmill. Late C18 - early C19 smock mill, restored and converted c.1975 for Hayley Mills. Blackened brick ground floor, timber frame and weatherboard above. Scalloped wooden frieze at base of ogee lead roof with finial. 12 sides, 3 storeys. 3 sides have paired barred wooden casements, all renewed C20, those to ground floor with cambered heads, those above with board hoods. 2 half-glazed doors. 4 wooden sails, fantail with small platform. Interior retains some machinery. Landmark (B6).
MILL ON COPSTONE HILL 1633 (B1).
GAVE NAME TO 'MILL HANGING WOOD' TO E (B2).
ON C18 & C19 MAPS AT NGR (B3).
1830 NEWSPAPER AD FOR 'NEW BUILT WINDMILL' (B4).
CEASED WORK C1910 (B1).
PHOTO 1912 (B5).
EARLY C19 SMOCK MILL, BRICK GROUND FLOOR, WEATHERBOARD ABOVE. 1976 CONVERTED TO HOUSE (B7).
OGEE CAP (B8)
Buildings report held at NMR (B9)

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: SMITH D 1932 ENGLISH WINDMILLS 2 P134.
<2>Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 3 P63.
<3>Map: JEFFERYS T 1788 MAP OF BUCKS/ BRYANT A 1825 MAP OF BUCKS/ OS 1876/83 1ST EDITION 6 INCH MAP (& SUBSE.
<4>Unpublished document: MS NOTES OF S FREESE (PER MR J H VENN, JULY 1986) (FILED).
<5>Verbal communication: A R PIKE, FROM UNDERHILL COLLECTION (ALBUM OF PHOT OS IN MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF SCIENCE, OLD ASHMOLEAN.
<6>Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1986. LIST OF BUILDINGS OF SPECIAL ARCHITECTURAL OR HISTORIC INTEREST: BUCKS; WYCOMBE: PARISHES OF FAWLEY &C. p67
<7>Bibliographic reference: SMITH A C 1976 WINDMILLS IN BUCKS & OXON PP10,17.
<8>Bibliographic reference: VINCE J 1976 WINDMILLS IN BUCKS & THE CHILTERNS PP 18,22.
<9>Unpublished document: English Heritage. 2006. NMR Buildings Reports. BF001944

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

Related monuments: none

Images

Ibstone windmill  © Oxfordshire County Council Photographic ArchiveIbstone windmill  © Oxfordshire County Council Photographic ArchiveIbstone windmill  © Oxfordshire County Council Photographic Archive

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council