- Post Mill
- Smock Mill
- Tower Mill
- Wind engine
- Preservation & Conversion
- West Sussex
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The remains of this mill show the central post that the whole structure would pivot on.
Cranbrook windmill is the tallest smock mill, with eight storeys.
A substantial larger structure, typically built of brick. A timber built roof cap (sometimes called an 'onion cap') with attached sails allows it to pivot independently from the main tower to face the wind, this is controlled by a fan tail sail.
The tallest tower mill is at Moulton.
Windmill coverage map for England, Scotland & Wales © Copyright 2008 nearby.org.uk/Barry Hunter
As windmills are not used commercially any longer, further uses need to be found, if they are not to be preserved as a museum. Typically this means conversion to a dwelling. Often converted windmills use just the remaining base of the mill, in the case of smock mills, as the timber structure was often removed, leaving a sound brick base.
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