SP9952 : Stevington Windmill - sack hoist

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

Stevington Windmill - sack hoist
Stevington Windmill - sack hoist
In the top level of the buck with the chain driving the sack hoist above. The hoisting chain is seen attached to the barrel. The big shaft is of course the windshaft and the brake wheel is seen to the right.
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 21 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9919 5276 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:9.8524N 0:33.0753W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9919 5276
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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