Medieval windmill

PUBLISHED: 04:15 27 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:39 24 May 2010

A new archaeology society has discovered what could be an ancient windmill in Uphill. Members of the one-year-old Weston Archaeology Research Team thinks that what is commonly thought of as a barrow or mound on Uphill Hill could actually be a medieval win

A new archaeology society has discovered what could be an ancient windmill in Uphill.Members of the one-year-old Weston Archaeology Research Team thinks that what is commonly thought of as a barrow or mound on Uphill Hill could actually be a medieval windmill.Organiser Raye Green, of The Dell in Worle, said: "We are working with county archaeologist Vince Russett who interpreted the ge-physics data and has found a very distinct cross on the site which he thinks is the base of a medieval windmill."The only way we could confirm that is to get permission for an excavation and that is down to Vince. The mound has always been referred to as a barrow and there are Bronze Age barrows on Brean Down, but we were never convinced."Ancient windmills are relatively common because in those days wind was a great source of power.

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