Map/Aerial photo of the area around the mill
Balsall Heath Mill
- previously restored, but had deteriorated and now undergoing a further restoration
Windmill Lane, Balsall Common, West Midlands CV7 7GY. Near A452.
Built in 1826, on the site of a postmill. With its neat brick tower, boat-shaped cap and endless-chain winding,
this was a typical Warwickshire tower mill. It is also the most complete, with sails and all its internal
machinery and tools for making flour and animal feed.
Worked by wind until 1927, by engine till 1948. Restored 1973-5.
The Mill is undergoing extensive restoration work which is supported by a generous grant from English
Heritage, along with donations and private funds. We do not yet have a opening date but news will appear
on this site in the near future.
Berkswell windmill, 2004 © Jeanette McGarry
Berkswell windmill, 1930s © Jeanette McGarry
Removing the sails for repair and painting, Feb 2005 © Jeanette McGarry
Jeanette McGarry (owner), and Derek Ogden, Millwright, who restored the mill in the 1970's, Sept 2005 © Jeanette McGarry
National Heritage Weekend, Sept 2005 © Jeanette McGarry
Entry in Mills Archive -
Berkswell Windmill in spring
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- The Friends of the Berkswell Windmill
Opening times via SPAB site
Text and images © Mark Berry,