The 17th-century Brill windmill in Buckinghamshire, England (Photographic source Wikimedia Commons).
The Brill windmill, was last owned and used by the Pointer and Nixie family who also baked bread in their house in the village.
With timbers dating from 1685, Brill Windmill provides one of the earliest and best preserved examples of a post mill (the earliest type of European windmill) in the UK.
Management and ownership of the Grade II listed mill was passed to Buckinghamshire County Council in 1947 who, through a number of major interventions, have ensured that the mill still stands today.
In 1967 the Council installed a structural steel framework that helps to support the mill’s ancient timber frame but means that the mill is static and can no longer turn to face the wind.