TQ9274 : Base of Sheerness Windmill

taken 9 years ago, near to Sheerness, Kent, Great Britain

Base of Sheerness Windmill
Base of Sheerness Windmill
This is the Grade II listed remains of a windmill.
Now within the grounds of Windmill Court (block of apartments) on Broadway.
On the right is the sea wall.

See LinkExternal link for more details.
Tower Mills

There are three main types of windmill in Great Britain. Post mills, smock mills and tower mills.

The tower mill is generally the largest of the three, built in brick with a pivoting wooden top and sails, turned by a tail fan.

Windmill article Link

Listed Buildings and Structures

Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 September, 2011   (more nearby)
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Monday, 26 September, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9245 7494 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.4452N 0:46.0635E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9245 7493
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