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Pitstone Windmill in Autumn, Pitstone and Ivinghoe Villages, GB | National Trust | Ashridge Forest Area (4 of 9) | by ukgardenphotos
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Pitstone Windmill in Autumn, Pitstone and Ivinghoe Villages, GB | National Trust | Ashridge Forest Area (4 of 9)

National Trust Pitstone Windmill: Pitstone windmill is thought to be the oldest surviving post type windmill in the UK, dating back to at least 1627! It ground flour for the local villages for almost 300 years until damaged by a severe storm in the early 1900’s and was later restored to working order by volunteers in the 1960’s. This photo was taken on a frosty autumn morning in November. This view, towards Ivinghoe Beacon on the Chiltern Hills, has probably changed very little in the past 400 years!

 

 

The windmill is owned and maintained by the UK’s National Trust (it is a Grade II* listed building). The inner workings are open to the public on some Sundays in the summer and it is located in the Chiltern countryside close to Ivinghoe Beacon and the Ashridge Forest area.

 

Location: The windmill is located near the villages of Ivinghoe and Pitstone, Buckinghamshire, LU7 9EJ, England, UK. UK Map references: OS Grid Ref: 181:SP945157

 

 

Links: More details about the Pitstone windmill are available from the National Trust website.

 

 

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Taken in November 2012