More details on Kenn windmill destruction


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The 2003 SPAB Report of the Committee contains more details of the loss of Kenn windmill last year. The stump of the parallel sided tower was visible from the M5 motorway, and was due to be repaired as part of the development of a business park / industrial estate. Instead the developers demolished it, and have built a mock tower as part of another building on the estate. The mock tower is the wrong shape (being conical), and has been given a wrong date on a replacement for the original tower's carved date stone (which has apparently been lost). Despite strong protests to the local authority, the developers appear to have got away with destroying this historical building.
Mills: [Kenn]
See also:Kenn windmill remains demolished (16/11/03)
Item: #318, Posted: 15/6/04.


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