Windmill In Jesmond Dene, Tyne And Wear
An old ruined windmill sitting in Armstrong Park.
Used for grinding corn for flour, this windmill was most likely constructed in the early 18th Century.
Standing at 20 feet tall it occupied a prominent position in Armstrong Park, but by 1844 it was in ruins. The surrounding countryside also began to change as farms disappeared making way for industry including housing for shipyard and factory workers.
It's all sealed off now so you can't enter it, but you can still walk right up to it.
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From our map you will see the windmill is just around the trees. There are fingerposts pointing the way.
Contributed by Simon Hawkins
Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.
A ruined watermill dating from back to 1739 in Jesmond Dene.
A small well linked to the nearby St. Mary's Chapel.
The first five sailed smock style windmill in Britain and the only remaining one in the North East.