SD5105 : Holland Windmill, Upholland

near to Orrell, Lancashire, Great Britain

Holland Windmill, Upholland
Holland Windmill, Upholland
An unusual cylindrical tower mill built in the 1750s on the ridge overlooking what is now Skelmersdale new town by the local engineer and inventor Richard Melling, as a test bed for various innovations he (or his employee, Edmund Lee, who held a related patent) had developed. It had eight sails and may have been the first windmill ever equipped with a fantail to turn the sails into the wind automatically. It was re-equipped a number of times before finally becoming derelict in the 1890s.
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1989
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Date Taken
1989   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 31 October, 2008
Category
Windmill > Windmill   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 512 057 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:32.7503N 2:44.2581W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 511 057
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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