TQ8028 : Ringle Crouch Green Mill, Sandhurst, Kent

taken 10 years ago, near to Sandhurst, Kent, Great Britain

Ringle Crouch Green Mill, Sandhurst, Kent
Ringle Crouch Green Mill, Sandhurst, Kent
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, 92 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 9 June, 2010
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Industry 
Primary Subject of Photo
Windmill 
Category
Windmill > Windmill   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 804 283 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:1.5938N 0:34.2838E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 803 284
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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