One of Guernsey's best-known landmarks has been sold at auction.
Vale Mill, which is owned by the States, was bought for £57,000 by a local telephone bidder who wishes to remain anonymous.
About 50 people watched the auction in a field near the flour mill which dates back to the mid-1850s.
The granite mill - originally built of wood in 1770 - has no running water or electricity. It was sold as part of the States' rationalisation project.
During the occupation, German soldiers removed the mill's sails, built a further three storeys, including an anti-aircraft position and a range-finding station, then returned the sails for camouflage purposes.
It provides panoramic views over to Herm and Sark and is used as a landmark by sailors.
A full renovation was completed two years ago.