Melin Llidiart (Capel Coch)
This mill is called Melin Llidiart in Guise and Lees Windmills of Anglesey book, but appears to be more commonly known as the Capel Coch mill, or Melin Llwydiarth. It is one of several built on Anglesey during the droughts of the mid 1700s.
It was damaged in storms at the end of the 19th century, when its cap and sails were destroyed, and it slowly became overgrown and deteriorated. The land around it was cleared towards the end of the 20th century so it stood prominently again. Despite several planning permission applications recently to convert it to a dwelling it is still empty. However, as of August 2011 it is for sale with planning permission to convert it and add a two storey extension. Drawings of the proposed development can be seen on the vendor's site.
See other images of this windmill at:
- Windmill World
- Amlwch History
- Image taken in 1936, from the Donald W. Muggeridge Collection of Mill Photographs, University of Kent, Canterbury
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Last modified 8 June, 2012