Extract from a newspaper articlte article on windmills, in the "Preston
Guardian" by Mr. T. Harrison Myers, 1914.
Clifton-with-Salwick Mill, near Preston, well-known to
many, stands, on fairly high ground, a conspicuous landmark from all parts of the
Fylde. From its gallery a great expanse of the country is obtainable.
It has been tenanted, by the Compton family for more than half a
century. The exact date of its erection is not certain but it has done its work for
more than 250 years.
The main grinding machinery occupies the second floor, the third
floor being used for drying purposes. The sails are very large, being over 80 feet,
from point to point.
A curiously-shaped wood fish, a few years ago, was fixed close
to the fan sail, as a, kind of weather vane for the guidance of the miller.
This mill is in an excellent state of repair. The tenant informs
me that in the interior is a brick with a date upon it, but the yearly whitewashing
has obliterated the actual position.