TL4462 : Impington Windmill

taken 2 years ago, near to Histon, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

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Impington Windmill
Impington Windmill
A fine view of this five storey mill with a two storey smock section on top of a three storey brick base. It has four patent sails and winding by fan tail. The ogee cap with ball and finial is also prominent. The mill is being gradually restored by its owner. It was open as part of National Mills weekend, 2016. Cambridgeshire was a marvellous target for the day and we did something like six mill interiors and a few exterior only shots too.
Impington Windmill
The mill comprises five storeys with two in the hexagonal white timber smock and three in the base. It was built on the site of an earlier post mill with the smock mill built in 1776 on the 17th century base. Around 1850 with the advent of the patent sail system the mill was raised to its current height. The original timber in the smock structure is a Baltic Spruce. The sails were fitted in 2007 though there is some work to be done to restore the internal machinery to working order. The mill sails were turned over by the wind for visitors during National Mills Weekend 2013.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Friday, 23 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
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County (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4415 6234 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:14.4227N 0:6.5837E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4417 6234
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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