Beautiful Wilton Windmill is once again the main landscape feature close to a new crop circle. The unusual heart type formation was reported on 15 July. All photographs on this page courtesy of the Crop Circle Connector.

Wilton Windmill

Wilton Windmill was built in 1821 after the new Kennet and Avon canal had been built. This canal was built over and through the site of some local watermills and the pumps providing the water for the canal also lowered the river levels so that the remaining watermills were no longer viable.

The mill was in operation for 100 years, however with the introduction of new steam roller mills and fast production of cheap bread it became unwanted, was abandoned and then fell into disrepair. The mill was finally restored to its former glory in 1976, by a team of dedicated volunteers.

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