SP9952 : Stevington Windmill

taken 8 years ago, near to Stevington, Bedfordshire, Great Britain

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Stevington Windmill
Stevington Windmill
Post mill with four common sails and manual winding by tailpole. There is now only one set of overdrift stones used for animal feed.
Stevington Windmill

A post mill with four common cloth type sails, the last mill to use this ancient technology commercially. The building was built in 1770 and restored in 1921,1958 and 2004. All the internal machinery is intact, inside is one set of stones with a governor and iron tentering beam. There is no faintail, this is a very simple machine. Once called on a survey 'useless'. It was used mostly for grinding cattle feed until 1939 before purchased by Bedford Borough Council as part of the County's contribution to the Festival of Britain.
It is sometimes used, for example mills open weekend. Access can be gained via a key from the Royal George in the village.

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SP9952, 43 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 21 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9919 5276 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:9.8524N 0:33.0753W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9917 5276
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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