TQ8028 : Ringle Crouch Green Mill, Sandhurst

taken 11 years ago, near to Sandhurst, Kent, Great Britain

Ringle Crouch Green Mill, Sandhurst
Ringle Crouch Green Mill, Sandhurst
Five sweep smock mill.
Ringle Crouch Green Mill
An unusual five sweep smock mill. The original mill was built in 1844, replacing an earlier windmill. It finished working in 1912, and fell into disrepair. The mill was taken down to the brick base in 1945.

In 1987 a replica was built to be converted to a dwelling. The sails produce electricity.
Smock Mills
There are three main types of windmill in Great Britain: post mills, smock mills and tower mills.

The smock mill is of a timber-framed construction with weatherboarded, steeply sloping external walls. It was built on a brick base. A pivoting wooden top with sails moved independently of the main structure so that the sails could be positioned towards the wind. This was controlled by a tail fan.

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TQ8028, 68 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 24 September, 2009
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Industry 
Primary Subject of Photo
Windmill 
Category
Windmill > Windmill   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 804 284 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:1.5992N 0:34.2841E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 803 282
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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