Wheatley Windmill Maintenance

Wheatley Windmill Maintenance

Wheatley Windmill Preservation Society

Charity and Not-for-Profit

About Us

Wheatley Windmill was last used commercially in 1914. It was struck by lightening in 1939, and by the mid 1970s was in a poor state of repair. Wheatley Windmill Restoration Society was set up in 1976 to restore the windmill to it's former glory.
By 2010, this object had been achieved, and the society changed it's name to Wheatley Windmill Preservation Society, to maintain the mill in good condition. The society opens the mill to members of the public once a month during the summer, and also some group visits by arrangement.

In October 2021, one of our sails was broken in a storm, and we also decided to replace two others that were showing signs of weakness.  (The fourth was replaced in 2017, constructed with a more durable timber)  Thanks to grants and donations, and an insurance claim, the Society has raised sufficient funds, and new sails should be fitted in late July 2022.

Why we're raising money

It costs about £3000 per year to keep the mill running.  We are able to raise much of this during our open days, but that doesn't always cover all of our expenses.  In addition, we would like to start a reserve fund, to cover future large expenses, such as the recent renewal of three of the sails.

Where can you find us?

The Windmill is situated on Windmill Lane, at the top of the hill to the South of the village. Open days are held on the second Sunday of the months from May to October.

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