Windmills of Jersey


Le Moulin de Grouville (#jersey4)

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(49.18030,-2.0538)

tower - Converted to wartime observation tower, and from that into a house

From the States of Jersey Register of Historic Buildings:
La Moulin de Beauvoir (Grouville Mill Including Occupation Structure). Windmill tower, now part of house, early C19, circular and tapering, 5-storeys, random granite, upper storey rendered with observation slits, PVC windows, lower casement window. Grouville Mill, converted into artillery observation post.

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Rozel (#jersey3)

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Le Moulin de Rozel: tower - converted to wartime observation post

1841 census recorded occupants as David Anley 38 Miller, Jane Mary 40, Jane 15 Manatua maker, David 10, Charles Anley 8, Harriett 4, all of whom were born on the island.

D. Anley sold Rozel Windmill to Philip Vardon in 1849. Upon Philip Vardon's death the ownership of the windmill passed over to the 3rd Philip Vardon who dismantled it cir1916 and sold the tower to the US.

Carved on a stone, 4 courses up above the door were the letters HRI DAN 1799.

6 courses up apparently some years later were EDL

From the States of Jersey Register of Historic Buildings:
Windmill tower, c1800, circular plan, random granite, reinforced concrete cap with observation slit added by the Germans during the Occupation. Rozel Mill used as coastal artillery observation post

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St Peter (#jersey1)

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Postcode: JE3 7DW
(49.23388,-2.1839)

tower - Converted - used as a shop/restaurant. Hideous fake sails

Currently houses the jewellery business of Catherine Best, and a restaurant.

Owned by John J. Hawkins, and then in 1936 by Walter H. Hawkins.

"The parish of St. Pierre, situated on the southwestern part of the island, 5 miles (N. W.) from St. Helier's, is bounded on the west by the bay of St. Ouen, and comprises a fertile tract of land, of which by far the greater portion is arable, and, with the exception of about 100 acres of wood, the remainder laid out in pasture and orchards. ... There are four watermills, two of which are also propelled by steam, and one windmill, for grinding corn." from A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848).

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St. Ouen's Bay (#jersey2)

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(49.22614,-2.2106)

Grantez: tower - Conveted to wartime observation tower

From the States of Jersey Register of Historic Buildings:
St. Ouen's Mill (Moulin de la Campagne) Mill with added coastal artillary battalion command and observation post. Granite-clad walls, circular. Germans fitted armour and added a concrete extension to the summit, this being pierced with observation slits giving all round vision. Important but rapidly deteriorating range markings feature inside of German addition to mill.

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Historical locations

Bel Royal

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Isabella Struthers painted a water color of Bel Royal Windmill 1884. Mr. Renouf was miller at Bel Royal Windmill in the later years of the mill. Mr Gosset lost the mill in 1886 due to Banking Company failure. Mr. Emile Voisen, new owner of the mill tore down the buildings and erected terraces houses.

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Elizabeth Castle

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First Tower

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wind engine

Whilst the First Tower itself is not a windmill, being a fortified tower dating from the 18th century, the tower was used to host a water tower topped by a wind engine in the late 19th century.

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Gorey Common

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skeleton windpump

A recently discovered photo, labelled Gorey Common, shows what appears to be a windpump, probably associated with the station at Gorey.

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La Corbiere

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"Jurat Guy de Gruchy mentions that in his early days there were rumours afloat that a windmill once stood at La Corbiere, but no facts in support of the supposition are so far forthcoming." The Windmills of Jersey by G S Knocker, 1936

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Mont Mado

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tower

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Samares Manor

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mentioned in 1218

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St Jean

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"The parish of St. Jean is on the north side of the island, 5¾ miles (N. W.) from St. Helier's. Its surface is undulated, and the scenery enriched with wood, of which the prevailing kinds are oak and elm: the soil is generally fertile, producing crops of corn and potatoes in abundance; the substratum abounds with stone of good quality for building, and several quarries are in operation. The manor of La Hogue Boete, which confers on its proprietor the title of Monsieur de St. Jean, is within the parish. There are a windmill and watermill, both employed in grinding corn. The living has a net income of £120, with a glebe of 2½ acres." from A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848).

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St Mary

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"The parish of St. Marie is in the north-western portion of the island, 6 miles (N. W.) from St. Helier's. The surface is finely varied; the scenery is in some parts of picturesque character, and the valley leading to the Greve de Lecq, one of the finest bays on the coast, abounds with interesting features. The manufacture of paper is carried on to a small extent; and there are two watermills and a windmill, for grinding corn. The living has a net income of £120, with a glebe of 5¼ acres. The church is a neat structure in the early English style, and contains 370 sittings. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans" from A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848).

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