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Windmills

Steve Stamford | Whitburn windmill

Whitburn windmill

Built in the 18th century Whitburn windmill was restored, complete with sails by South Tyneside council in the early 1990s. Its position now amongst a small housing estate seems a little odd, but at the time of construction of course it would have stood in splendid isolation
Steve Stamford | Post mill windmill

Post mill windmill

Post windmills were once a common sight across the UK being the earliest type of European mill. The distinguishing feature is the whole of the mill itself rotates around a central pole and the brick work you see here is more for covered storage space and to protect the vertical post and supporting timbers from the elements.
Steve Stamford | Heage Windmill

Heage Windmill

Heage Windmill is an unusual design, having six sails. In fact it is the only remaining stone tower six sailed mill in England. First built in 1797 and restored to working order in 2002 it is a most beautiful and popular place to visit.
Steve Stamford | Maud Foster windmill

Maud Foster windmill

A large mill in Boston, Lincolnshire that is still in use today and produces a fine range of flours. Built in 1819 it is a lovely example of an English tower mill.
Steve Stamford | Green's mill

Green's mill

Green's Mill is a restored and working windmill in Nottingham and in the care of the local council. The same site houses a science museum
Steve Stamford | Windmill fan

Windmill fan

The fan on a windmill is an ingenious device that via a series of rods and cogs keeps the cap facing the wind without the miller having to keep moving it manually
Steve Stamford | Windmill sails

Windmill sails

A large mill in Boston, Lincolnshire that is still in use today and produces a fine range of flours. Built in 1819 it is a lovely example of an English tower mill.
Steve Stamford | Sibsey Trader windmill

Sibsey Trader windmill

Sibsey Trader windmill was built in 1877 - one of the last in Lincolnshire and is now in the care of English Heritage. This image was taken from an adjacent public highway and has been given an 'nostalgic' feel with digital enhancement.
Steve Stamford | Ashton windmill

Ashton windmill

Situated in the English county of Somerset Ashton windmill is a typical tower mill that was used up until 1927. After being unused for many years it has been restored and is open (volunteers willing) most Sundays throughout summer.
Steve Stamford | Heage Windmill

Heage Windmill

Heage Windmill is a working windmill in the village of Heage, Derbyshire. There were once some 88 such tower mills in Derbyshire - this one alone is in working condition.
Steve Stamford | Sibsey Trader Windmill

Sibsey Trader Windmill

Sibsey Trader Windmill is in the English county of Lincolnshire and is a six sailed, six storey mill. In working order it mills on selected dates. Built in 1877 it was in it's day leading edge technology
Steve Stamford | Bircham Windmill

Bircham Windmill

Bircham windmill is a working mill, built in 1846 and in use until the 1920s when it fell into disrepair. Bought by and restored by the current owners it had its sails refitted in 1981 it is now open daily. This image taken from my drone - I am CAA licensed for commercial operation, copy of PfCO certificate available on request.