Keys to the Past

Windmill at Hirst (Ashington)

A windmill is noted here from the early mapping of the area. This was evidently inactive in the time of the mapping for it was then specifically noted as "Old". Though never widespread there are a number of windmills throughout the Northumbrian coastal plain - it is unknown when this was built.

Reference number:N18077
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Ashington

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