Welcome to Wheatley Windmill

Welcome

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

Volunteers see Mill turning after restoration
 

Join us and become a Friend of
Wheatley Windmill

It is vital that we continue to raise funds to pay for the constant repairs and maintenance to keep the mill running - about 5,000 per year.
Raising this money is vital to keep the windmill working for the Friends and the community, especially as we have now started milling flour!

If you would like to help, please consider joining us and becoming a Friend of Wheatley Windmill. Life membership is only 10.
Here is the Membership Application Form, it is a Word document.
Please save the form, fill it in and print it, then send it with your cheque to:
WWPS Treasurer, 7 Park Hill, Wheatley, Oxford, OX33 1NE.

You can also join us at the next Open Day - see the list of open days

Please help to keep Wheatley Windmill working

It costs over 5,000 per year to keep the mill running.
This year we have carried out the following maintenance:


January to March
  • Weathervane to be greased.
  • Mill to be spring-cleaned for the May Open Day.
  • Two of the fanwheel vanes were coming apart and need replacing.
  • In order to make the stones work properly it was necessary to extend the spindle on the governor and lower the beam.
  • Improve the support for the wallower and spur wheel by means of steel pins or similar.
April to June
  • Windows painted.
  • Weathervane greased.
  • The stones vacuumed.
  • Linseed oil had been applied to canister, hatch and surround and sail end of the wind shaft.
  • Grease to fanwheel.
July to September
  • Cleaning and Greasing the winding gear.
  • Sealant to be applied to fan blades on a dry day.
  • Governor belt, which had been removed for shortening, to be re-fixed.
  • Spot lights under cap to be cleaned.
  • About 45% of the sails had been painted: all of No.II, most of No.III and part of No.IV.
  • Windows within reach had been painted inside and outside, and sealed.
October to December
  • Attach edge strips to the fan blades.
  • The governor belt had been fixed but needed tightening.
  • Redundant electric gear to be removed.
  • Nut on brake lever to be tightened.
  • More dowels had been put in the teeth in the spur wheel and might need adjusting.
  • Sack hoist to be adjusted.
  • Retaining plates to be put on the spur wheel wedges.
  • Stop the fan wheel wobbling.
  • Repaint doors.
  • Finish painting sails.
  • Centring of the brake wheel.
  • Aqua seal to be applied to the sails.
  • Rebalance the sails.