This mill has been encroached upon by the growing village of Llandegfan and is surrounded by houses, but now has pride of place as someone's garden ornament.
It is thought to have been built in the 1820s. It probably became disused before the First World War and is marked as "old windmill" on the 1918 Ordnance Survey map. The sails and cap disappeared sometime in the early 1930s. Sometime after 1936 much of the stone from the upper part of the tower was removed, leaving just a shortened base.
After this a tank was placed in the mill to store water from the nearby stream to provide water to the village. The ongoing expansion of the village meant that by the 1960s this was inadequate, so mains water, originating from Cefni Reservoir, was brought to the village. The tank was eventually removed.
By the early 1990s the tower was overgrown with ivy but in the intervening years this has been removed, although it is still an empty and roofless shell.
See other images of this windmill at:
- Image taken in 1936, from the Donald W. Muggeridge Collection of Mill Photographs, University of Kent, Canterbury
- Windmill World
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