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Chesterton Windmill, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, UK

Chesterton Windmill, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, UK Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

RGKET9

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19.4 MB (999.6 KB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

2700 x 2508 px | 22.9 x 21.2 cm | 9 x 8.4 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

25 March 2013

Location:

Windmill Hill Ln, Leamington Spa, England, UK, CV33 9LB

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Chesterton Windmill is a 17th-century cylindric stone tower windmill with an arched base, located outside the village of Chesterton, Warwickshire. It is a Grade I listed building and a striking landmark in south-east Warwickshire. The windmill is one of Warwickshire's most famous landmarks. It stands on a hilltop overlooking the village of Chesterton, near the Roman Fosse Way and about five miles (8 km) south-east of Warwick. It was built around 1632-1633, probably by Sir Edward Peyto, who was Lord of the Chesterton Manor House. At this time John Stone, a pupil of Inigo Jones, was in Chesterton designing the new Manor House and he probably helped with the windmill as well. Sir Edward was a mathematician and astrologer and probably his own architect to the windmill, but although claims have been made that the tower was originally built as an observatory, the estate accounts now at Warwick Record Office show that it has always been a windmill, making it the earliest tower mill in England to retain any of its working parts.

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