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Brill Windmill a081475

BRILL WINDMILL, Windmill Street, Brill, Buckinghamshire. Brill Windmill overlooking a farmstead and Aylesbury Vale landscape. The mill has a late 17th century timber frame with weatherboard cladding and a circular 20th century brick base with a conical slate roof. Photographed by John Gay in 1963

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1. Title: Brill Windmill - A 17th Century Gem Amidst the Tranquil Aylesbury Vale Landscape, Buckinghamshire 2. Caption: Nestled in the heart of the picturesque village of Brill, Buckinghamshire, stands the historic Brill Windmill. Captured in this evocative photograph taken by John Gay in 1963, the windmill presents a captivating silhouette against the backdrop of the idyllic rural landscape. The windmill, with its late 17th-century timber frame and weatherboard cladding, is a testament to the rich history and heritage of the region. Its circular 20th-century brick base and conical slate roof add a charming contrast to the traditional design, reflecting the evolution of the structure over the centuries. As the sun sets, long shadows stretch across the landscape, casting an ethereal glow over the farmstead below. The rolling hills of the Aylesbury Vale, dotted with quaint farmhouses and verdant fields, unfurl before the windmill, offering a serene and pastoral scene. John Gay's photograph masterfully encapsulates the essence of rural England, inviting us to take a moment to appreciate the beauty and tranquility of the countryside. The Brill Windmill, with its proud and enduring presence, serves as a reminder of the area's rich history and the simple pleasures of rural life. This photograph is not only a visual delight but also a valuable historical record, preserving the essence of a bygone era for future generations to enjoy and cherish. The Brill Windmill remains a cherished landmark, standing proudly amidst the ever-changing landscape of Buckinghamshire.

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