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Fulwell Windmill started to appear on the Sunderland skyline in 1806 and became the familiar landmark we know today when it opened in 1808. 200 ... See more years on, the Mill is still the famous landmark it was and continues to be one of Sunderland’s most treasured heritage sites. The windmill is listed as a Grade II building due to its special architecture and provides a historic interest to the region. Throughout the years, the mill had several owners including James Ryder, William Moody and John Moody who took over in 1924. At this time the sails were removed and a gas engine was installed to compete with other working flour mills in the region. The mill continued to produce animal feed for the next half century and the last miller retired in 1949, leading to the deterioration of the Mill. In 1995 Sunderland City Council initiated a project to restore this important heritage asset and to make it accessible to as wide a range of people as possible. In 1998 enough funding became available to improve the area of land fronting the mill. The scheme included the provision of car parking, landscaping, improved access and repairs to retaining walls. The project was completed and opened to the public in June 2001. A full time manager and curator were appointed and is supported by an enthusiastic group of volunteer staff, known as the Friends of Fulwell Windmill.

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Sunderland - England, United Kingdom - English

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