History Cley Windmill has a rich backstory that will give your wedding a historical atmosphere. The windmill itself dates from the early 18th century. It stopped operating as a windmill in 1921 when the Blount family took over and converted it into accommodation. Since then, it has gathered significance and celebrity interest - among others, Elizabeth Taylor stayed and filmed there, and musician Rick Wakeman was married there. If you join their ranks, your wedding can't fail to be a truly stand-out occasion.