TL3028 : Main Post at Cromer Windmill

taken 5 years ago, near to Hare Street, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Main Post at Cromer Windmill
Main Post at Cromer Windmill
Vertical load from the Main Post is distributed by the horizontal crosstree beams to four brick piers. Horizontal wind forces is transferred to the piers by the diagonal Quarter Bars. The mill dates from 1681 however the only original timber within the mill is believed to be the main post which can be dated by dendrochronology to the reign of Elizabeth I.
Cromer Windmill
Cromer windmill is the last surviving windmill in the county and is owned and run by the Hertfordshire Building Preservation Trust. The present mill dates from 1681 and was rebuilt following being blown over in 1860. Milling ceased in the 1920s and the mill fell into disrepair until rescued in 1967. It opened to the public in 1991.

The post mill comprises three floors within the Buck, the top or Bin floor, middle or Stone floor with a pair of stones and the bottom or Meal floor for flour collection. Beneath this is the Roundhouse which provides additional sheltered storage. An unusual feature is the ground level fan tail.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 12 May, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 12 May, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3044 2863 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:56.4534N 0:6.2293W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3044 2864
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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