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Ravenhead windmill

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Had a walkabout the other day and at one point on my walk In Ravenhead Road I passed Magnum auto parts . It is in an old building and I thought that at the back it looked like some sort of kiln . Being a 'newbie' I felt certain there would be some info on here about it .

Correct ,it is actually an old windmill .In fact the auto parts store gives its address as being in the old mill .

Most of the posts are from 9 years ago . In the topic 'windmills' started by Griffin in 2009 he put links of photos of old windmills that stood in the St Helens area .

Unfortunately , presumeably because of length of time since they were posted , the links don't open up .

Are they somewhere else on the site ?

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It was Gareth who posted the pictures in 2009. I've located them and put them back.

 

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Thanks Dave , really good photos .

When I passed the Ravenhead old windmill the other day , it looked to be in excellent condition ! I presume it's now a listed building .

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It is a listed building. 

The maps on the listed buildings pages have disappeared (with changing formats, etc. Something else to fix) but scroll down this page for the description.

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Hi Billychris.I recently put a note on this site about a long distant relative who was identified as glass worker in 1700s at Sutton.

A contributor referred me to a reference to Ravenhead plate works amongst others.in a book about glassworks in st.helens.There is quite a lot of info going around if you google.

 

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My wife's Grandfather was born at 14 Mill Row in 1897, near the mill and went to school next to it. 

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