SJ5094 : Ravenhead Windmill

near to Thatto Heath, St Helens, Great Britain

Ravenhead Windmill
Ravenhead Windmill
Eighteenth century windmill on the edge of the former British Cast Plate Glass Manufactory at Ravenhead (now part of Pilkington). There were two windmills in the works in the 1810s, used to power machinery to grind emery and pump water used to polish slab-cast sheets of glass. They were later replaced by a Boulton and Watt steam engine. The tower of this one survives because it became a house and later part of a school. The turret on top is a WWII lookout. When the photo was taken it had become the "Dead Fly" recording studio.
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Date Taken
1989   (more nearby)
Friday, 31 October, 2008
Windmill > Windmill   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 501 942 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.5591N 2:45.1083W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 501 942
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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