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February 2013

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Plessey Old Windmill, in the snow

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Following a day of snowfall I took an opportunity it get out for some pictures. This is the Grade II listed Plessey Windmill. Plessey, Northumberland
Also known as the Old Windmill. An unusual cylindrical windmill tower built from squared stone, with north and south doorways on the ground floor. The shell remains intact, but the interior and the roof are gone. Plessey Northumberland

Information taken from the "Sine Project" website

More information on the Old Windmill from the "Sine Project" page. 'Only a parallel sided tower remains, with walls of well-dressed sandstone; parallel sided towers are usually considered to be fairly early, but according to 'Curiosities of Northumberland' by Armstrong, Graham & Rowland (1970), it has ‘M. W. [Matthew White] 1749' above a doorway. Sockets in the outer wall of the tower suggest a possible reefing stage, but if so the tower must once have been considerably higher.' Plessey, Northumberland
This shows one of two huge wind turbines. standing on factory land nearby. With more snow on the way the sky was offering varying light conditions. Plessey, Northumberland
Low winter sunlight filtering through the clouds. Plessey, Northumberland
The road to Plessey Mill farm. Plessey Mill is a watermill on the River Blyth. Plessey, Northumberland
The road back to Plessey Checks roundabout, with the sky threatening again. Plessey, Northumberland
Stamfordham Village
The shelter standing in the village green,Stamfordham, Northumberland
This Well, considered to be Post Medieval (1540-1901) sits at the north side of the Village Green in Stamfordham Village, The village has a large number of archeological sites of interest. Northumberland

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The old Village Gaol, Stamfordham, Northumberland
There are not many telephone boxes to be seen these days. I wonder if it still gets used. Stamfordham, Northumberland
The Swinburne Arms and a visit from a family of cyclists. Stamfordham, Northumberland
This alley runs down to a bridge crossing the River Pont south of the village. Stamfordham, Northumberland
The Parish church of St Mary the virgin (C o E). A thirteenth century church much restored in 1848 , Stamfordham, Northumberland
These heads appear on either side of the porch of the parish church of St Mary the Virgin, Stamfordham, Northumberland
At the Parish church of St Mary the Virgin this wonderful chimney dwarfs the part of the building it sits on., Stamfordham, Northumberland
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