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See Bedfordshire Historical Record Society Volume XIV p 45, article b y Elliott J Steele
Fire at the Windmill

The windmill at Yelden is shown half a mile south of the church on a tithe map of 1834.
It was kept by John Marshall, passing to John Belton, John Abbot and lastly F L Welstead.

Wellingborough & Kettering News, October 22nd, 1881, transcribed by Kay Collins

YELDON—A WIND-MILL AND MILL HOUSE BURNT DOWNA wind-mill, which had not been worked two or three years, was set going by the gale last Friday, and for want of oil the workings became so hot that it caught fire, the mill and mill house being burnt to the ground. The mill was situated on a hill, and was the property of the late Mr. Benjamin West, of Wollaston. The fire was not discovered till the mill and mill house were in ruins. The damage is estimated at £20, which is covered by insurance in the Sun office.

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