Information for record number MWA222:
Site of Warton Mill

Summary The site of a windmill that was built in the Imperial period. The base of the windmill was built in brick. The site is 140m south of Orton Road, Warton.
What Is It?  
Type: Windmill, Post Mill
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Polesworth
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SK 28 03
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Warton (SE). Built early 19th century. Ceased by 1910. Demolished c1923. Post mill, with Midlands style round house. SK2803.
2 This is a Post mill, with a base of brick, with the upper part being weatherboarded. On a photograph of 1891 in the Birmingham Reference Library it is recorded that this mill is known as BOWLEY'S - the name of the miller who still uses it. SK2803.
3 Marked at above grid reference.
4 There are no surface traces of the mill.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: North Warwickshire Survey
Author/originator: Molyneux N
Date: 1976
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: North Warwicks
Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Windmills Gazetteer
Author/originator: Seaby W A
Date: 1979
Page Number: 12
Volume/Sheet: Windmills Gazetteer
Source No: 3
Source Type: Map
Title: Map 1883
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1883
Page Number:
Source No: 4
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: SMR card : text
Author/originator: JMG
Page Number:
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument WINDMILL * A tower-like structure of wood or brick with a wooden cap and sails which are driven around by the wind producing power to work the internal machinery. Use with product type where known. back
monument MILL * A factory used for processing raw materials. Use more specific mill type where known. See also TEXTILE MILL, for more narrow terms. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument REFERENCE LIBRARY * A library where books may be consulted but not taken away. back
monument ROUND * A small, Iron Age/Romano-British enclosed settlement found in South West England. back
monument POST MILL * A type of windmill, mainly timber-framed, whose body, containing machinery and carrying the sail, rotates about an upright post. back

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