List number: 1207109
List grade: 2*
Tyne & Wear HER: 2697
Grid ref: NZ3919159469
Post code: SR5 1EX

Fulwell Windmill


"Fulwell Windmill started to appear on the Sunderland skyline in 1806 and became the familiar landmark we know today when opened in 1808. Built for Joseph Swan out of magnesian limestone from the adjacent quarry, it retained its links with the Swan family for many years. 1839 saw the only recorded fatality at the mill when a journeyman miller, William Wren, was thrown from the sails during a violent storm. Regional archives show a succession of millers renting, or leasing, the mill until 1879 when the Moody family took over, operating the mill until 1949...." (Factsheet, Sunderland Public Library Service

In September 2011, Fulwell Windmill was badly damaged by 70 mph winds, as the tail-end of 'Hurricane Katia' hit Britain.[1] The windmill was closed to the public and the damaged cap and sails were removed, to allow the building to be made watertight. This is part of a long term plan, funded by Sunderland Council, to restore the windmill and reopen it as a heritage-led cultural attraction.[2]

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Windmill at Fulwell, Sunderland

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Tyne and Wear HER(2697): Fulwell, Fulwell Windmill
- "This is the most complete windmill in the region. Built in 1821 on the site of a previous mill, it remained in use until 1949 although it had lost its ...

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Historic Fulwell Windmill, Sunderland

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Sunderland’s Fulwell Mill sails smashed by storms
- Sunderland Echo, 16th September 2011. "A HISTORIC Wearside landmark has suffered serious damage in high winds. The 70mph gusts that blasted through Wearside broke the sails on Fulwell Mill....."

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£150,000 revamp of historic Sunderland windmill is underway Read more at: http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/150-000-revamp-of-historic-sunderland-windmill-is-underway-1-7263763
- Sunderland Echo, 16th May, 2015. "FULWELL Mill is taking the first steps on the road to restoration...."

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FULWELL MILL - Sunderland - List Entry
- "Tower windmill. c1821 on site of earlier mill; restored 1951 and 1987. Magnesian limestone rubble, the base with brick dressings and the tower rendered. High round reefing stage base with ...

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