Keys to the Past

Redworth windmill, Shackleton Beacon, Heighington (Heighington)

In the 18th century a windmill stood on the summit of the Iron Age (800BC to AD43) hillfort of Shackleton Beacon. Although the hill is now covered in trees the presence of a windmill means that it must once have been clear of trees. In the 19th century it was turned into a folly.

Reference number:D1456
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1016867
Event(s):Limestone Landscapes Historic Environment Audit And Action Plan; Archaeo-Environment Ltd

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Source of Reference
Local History of Heighington

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