SK7782 : Power generation ancient and modern

taken 3 years ago, near to North Leverton With Habblesthorpe, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Power generation ancient and modern
Power generation ancient and modern
North Leverton windmill is dwarfed by the cooling towers of West Burton Power Station, even though they are a couple of miles away. (The windmill generates mechanical rather than electric power).

North Leverton (Subscription) Mill
The four sailed mill built for a group of local farmers in 1813 "to grind corn not only for the members of the Company, but also for other farmers and industrious poor persons, at a fee decided upon by the directors". The surnames of the five founding farmers were Rogers, Ellis, Ashton, Bower and Olivant.

The fourth storey added in 1874 and the two pairs of Peak stones and pair of French burr stones could be wind powered or using an external engine.

Ownership passed to a limited company an finally to a charitable trust in 2008 when the building was on English Heritage's At Risk Register.

For further details see LinkExternal link

Now restored the mill is open on Saturdays throughout the year from 10-00am to 4-00pm and milling whenever the wind is blowing strong enough!
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Friday, 5 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Historic sites and artefacts 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 776 820 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:19.7756N 0:50.1586W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 774 815
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Windmill  Power Station  Cooling Towers 

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