This is the most easterly of the Gaerwen-Pentre Berw mills, set a little way back from the A5 in the village of Gaerwen. It was built in the early 19th century, as indicated by a stone tablet with the date 1802. The tablet also has the initials H E W, in honour of H.E. Williams, the first miller at the site. It was later run by a succession of Williams, possibly of the same family. It was originally owned by the Plas Newydd Estate, but later sold to a baker from Liverpool, Hugh Pritchard, whose descendents still own the mill and land.
Like many Anglesey mills, in the last years of its working life it was powered mechanically, in this case by a steam engine. It was finally closed after being hit by lightning and damaged by a storm, just after the First World War. The tower, although roofless, still seems to be in good condition.
See other images of this windmill at:
- Windmill World
- Images taken in 1934, 1936 and 1939 from the Donald W. Muggeridge Collection of Mill Photographs, University of Kent, Canterbury
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