Chesterton Windmill

Chesterton Windmill is one of Warwickshire’s most famous landmarks. It has stood on a hilltop overlooking the village of Chesterton for nearly 350 years. It was built around 1632 – 1633, probably by Sir Edward Peyton, who was Lord of the Chesterton Manor House. At this time John Stone, a pupil of Inigo Jones, was in Chesterton designing the new Manor House and he probably helped with designing the windmill as well. The estate accounts at the Warwickshire County Record Office show that that the structure has always been a windmill, making it the earliest tower mill in England to retain any of its working parts.

The windmill was restored between 1965 and 1974 by Warwickshire County Council who are now the guardians of the Windmill.


Address

Chesterton Windmill
Windmill Hill Lane
Chesterton
Warwickshire
CV33 9LB
Grid reference: SP 349 594

Opening Times

The windmill is open to the public during Heritage Open Weekends in Spring and Autumn. Please check the front page or What’s On sections of the website for opening dates and times.

Free Entry

General admission to the Windmill on Heritage Open Weekends is free.

Facilities and Access

The Windmill is located on top of a hill just off the Fosse Way. Please note that there is no level access up to the windmill. To view the internal workings of the Windmill visitors must ascend a number of steep stone steps.
No public toilets are available at the site.

How to get here

By Public Transport

Due to its remote location public transport options are limited. The nearest railway station is Leamington Spa, which has a direct service from London Marylebone or Birmingham Snow Hill. There is no direct bus service from the station to the Windmill. A taxi rank is available at the station.

By Road

The Windmill is located on Windmill Hill Lane, off the Fosse Way B4455, approximately five miles south east of Leamington Spa. The closest village to the Windmill is Harbury. The nearest motorway access is via junction 12 of the M40.

Parking

There is on road parking nearby. During Heritage Open Weekends a parking area may be provided with a small charge.