Chesterton Windmill by Steve  Liptrot

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The windmill is one of Warwickshire’s most famous landmarks, standing on a hilltop overlooking the village of Chesterton for nearly 350 years, near by the Roman Fosse Way and about five miles (8 km) south-east of Warwick. It was built in 1632-1633, probably by Sir Edward Peyto, 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 the Windmill as well. Sir Edward was a mathematician and astrologer and probably his own architect to the windmill, but although claims have been made that the tower was originally built as an observatory, the estate accounts now at Warwick Record Office show that it has always been a windmill, making it the earliest tower mill in England to retain any of its working parts.

Nikon D300 – Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens – ND4 grad

Featured in the JPG Cast-offs group APR 2011.
Featured in the Wide Angle Photography group APR 2011.
Featured in the Country Bumpkin group APR 2011.
Featured in the Weekend Photographer group APR 2011.
Featured in the Scenery group APR 2011.
Featured in the Colour & Light group JULY 2011.

Winner of the Sunrise, Sunset Challenge – It’s cool to be green JULY 2011.
Runner up in the Absolute Clarity CHallenge – Field & Sky JUNE 2012.

I originate from Lancashire but now I am based in Blaenavon, South Wales. I am an Aerospace technician and amateur photographer which takes me all over the UK.

Steve Liptrot Photography

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  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesalmost 4 years ago

    Great capture Steve, composition spot on, regards, Mark.

  • Thanks Mark

    – Steve Liptrot

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1almost 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Gina

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Andrea Rapisarda
    Andrea Rapisardaalmost 4 years ago

    great image

  • Thanks Andrea

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stonealmost 4 years ago

    Top shot Steve

  • Cheers Peter

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome shot Steve..

  • Cheers Jason

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Hertsman
    Hertsmanalmost 4 years ago

    Very special Steve. Good work.

  • Many thanks

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Odille Esmonde-Morgan
    Odille Esmonde...almost 4 years ago

    A great shot with those leading lines and the dramatic sky. Well spotted and composed. And I love the story of it being attached.

  • Thanks Odile

    – Steve Liptrot

  • © Jolie  Buchanan
    © Jolie Buchananalmost 4 years ago

    O Yea Congratulations!

  • Many thanks Jolie

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Squealia
    Squealiaalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous and what an amazing windmill stuck up there without anything to muck up your composition!

  • Thank you very much

    – Steve Liptrot

  • windinhair
    windinhairalmost 4 years ago

    Amazing and unique. It’s a metaphysical windmill… Love it. Great shot, sky and lighting!

  • Thank you very much

    – Steve Liptrot

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