A photograph of Pitstone Mill as it looked in the early 1930s.
Pitstone Post Mill dates back to 1627 and as such is the oldest surviving windmill in the British Isles. The mill worked continuously until 1902, when after suffering damage in a storm it fell into a state of disrepair. This can be seen in the image above. It was, however, restored to near working order by a group of volunteers between 1963 and 1970; and is now owned by the National Trust. It is open to the public on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer months.
A view of the early seventeenth century post mill in Pitstone, Bucks. Image provided by Foxhat Property.
Pitstone is a village about seven miles from the town of Aylesbury in the county of Buckinghamshire in the south east of England.
The National Trust opened the interior of Stembridge Tower Mill to visitors for the first time this year today. Here’s a photograph taken around 4pm. One of the custodians can be seen seated at the table in front of the mill, greeting visitors, checking membership passes, and selling tickets to non-members. Two jackdaw nests could be seen up under the roof and parent birds coming and going.
An open day at Stembridge Tower Mill in High Ham, Somerset, south-west England.