Yesterday I popped down to the village of Wedmore in search of an outfit for the forthcoming wedding. I made a small detour to drive through Chapel Allerton where I knew I would find this windmill.
Ashton Windmill which stands on a ridge on the Somerset levels known as The Isle of Wedmore is in an ideal position to catch the wind from all directions.
There has been a windmill here since as early as 1317. The present tower is at least 200 years old and was a flour mill until 1927.
The windmill has been extensively restored in recent years. The most recent addition has been new sails. It is maintained by the local council Sedgemoor and is open most weekends in the summer manned by volunteers. The workings are still inside but not usable. I shall have to return when it is open.