Welcome to Wheatley Windmill


The Mill is situated in Windmill Lane, Wheatley, Oxfordshire OX33 1TA, England, Great Britain.

Volunteers see Mill turning after restoration

Please Donate to
Wheatley Windmill Preservation Society

(Registered Charity No. 1079601)

In the squall that occurred on 31st October 2021, one of the whips snapped, and half of the sail crashed to the ground. Also, three windows were broken. We think the wood from which the whips were constructed has proved to be insufficiently durable. Our insurance paid for the damage, and the society raised the money to replace the two sails that retain the original whip material. The sails and stocks were back in place at the end of September 2022. The Society now needs to keep up maintenance of the mill, and build a reserve to assist with any similar large expenses in the future.

If you are able to help, please give a donation via the fundraising website, which is:


You can also donate at the next Open Day - see the list of open days on the home page.

Please help to keep Wheatley Windmill working

It costs about £3000 per year to keep the mill running.
This year we will carry out the following maintenance:

January to March
  • Weathervane to be greased.
  • Mill to be spring-cleaned for the May Open Day.
  • Fantail gears and bearings to be greased.
  • Make "tin eye" to guide grain into millstones.
  • Make spare arms for fantail.
April to June
  • Windows to be painted.
  • Spalled stonework to be repaired.
  • Walls to be re-pointed with Lime-based Mortar.
  • The stones vacuumed.
  • Linseed oil to be applied to wooden teeth in stur wheel, stone nuts, curb, brake wheel and wallower.
  • All wedges to be checked and tightened.
  • Safety equipment to be checked, replaced as necessary.
July to September
  • Cleaning and Greasing the winding gear.
  • Fan blades to be painted.
  • Sack hoist to be adjusted.
  • "Hopper Empty" alarm to be devised and tested.
October to December
  • Fantail gears and bearings to be greased.
  • Check everything, put mill "to bed" for the winter.