Coddington Windmill

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The earliest reference to a windmill in Coddington dates from 1579 when (records Cornelius Brown in his History of Newark) a mill was built for a Thomas Leonard.

Unfortunately which mill is not specified, for there was once also a postmill in the village, and it remains unclear to which Brown is referring.

The present mill (pictured)  dates from c.1859.

In 1862 the miller, William Lee, installed a 10hp steam engine to assist when the wind failed.  The Lee family worked the mill for generations, well into the 20th century.

The mill was sold in 1983 and converted into a residential dwelling.

The mill features an unusual verse inscribed on the bolter:-

"Brush me well and keep me clean,

The Work I'll do will soon nbe seen,

But I am like ladies fair,

I love to dress I do declare"

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