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Stevington Windmill

  Stevington Windmill, Bedfordshire   


Constructed around a central post so that it can be turned to face into the wind, this impressive postmill was built in the 18th century and is the only complete windmill left in the county. 


 





Directions: West of Bedford, south of the Stevington - Bromham road.

Please contact Andy Pidgen to arrange a visit to the Mill. Location map

Contact Details:
Stevington Windmill is managed by the events team at Bedford Corn Exchange, telephone number; 01234 718044  

Available times:
Monday 2 - 4pm
Tuesday to Friday 10 - 5pm
Saturday 10 - 4pm
Sunday may be by appointment if Seb available.

(Please note, children must be accompanied by an adult).

The mill operated commercially, mostly grinding cattle feed, until 1939. It was purchased and restored in 1951 by Bedfordshire County Council, as part of the County's contribution to the Festival of Britain.
Stevington Mill was probably the last windmill in Britain working with four common (cloth covered) sails, which were replaced in 1958 and again in 2004, the latter after a seven year absence. the sails are turned periodically and the machinery, though requiring constant maintenance, is in rough working order.

Correct as at February 2017 

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