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Pitstone Windmill

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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.

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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.