Video Five: Driving through Belper and to Heage Windmill

Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2011   |   Belper Historical & Genealogical Website

This video from Youtube is "Heage Windmill" by Andy Savage. It is shot in HD time-lapse and is a car drive around and through Belper, and through the Derbyshire countryside to Heage Windmill.

Andy says: I created this video so you can see how to get to Heage Windmill from the town of Belper, Derbyshire. Use my map here http://tinyurl.com/nqjcp6 if you want to plan your own journey to this windmill.

Heage Windmill in Derbyshire, U.K. is the only working six-sailed stone tower mill in Britain. The windmill became operational in 1797. Heage Windmill was originally called Nether Heage Old Tower Mill. The gritstone tower was built by Edmund Lee in 1745 and originally had four sails, but during a severe gale in 1894, its cap was blown off and the sails destroyed. The four sails were replaced with six sails. A preservation order was placed on the mill in 1966 and the mill was restored by Derbyshire County Council.

In 1997 after years of neglect, the Heage Windmill Society was formed, with an aim to bring the mill back to working order. Heage windmill was opened to the public on the 1st June 2002. For more information on this mill such as opening times please visit the Heage Windmill website:
http://www.heagewindmill.org.uk/

 

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