TL5875 : Northfield Mill, Soham - the stone floor

taken 3 years ago, near to Soham, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Northfield Mill, Soham - the stone floor
Northfield Mill, Soham - the stone floor
The wooden mainshaft is to the left with a metal joint at its base to accommodate any alignment issues. The great spurwheel is below the floor. The sack hois chain is seen in the left background. There is a tun with the rest of the stone furniture lose in the background and there are unclothed stones in the foreground. The metal sticking up from the eye of the runner stone is the damsel. It's claimed it is called this because it is 'constantly chattering' as it shakes the shoe to deliver the grain. The smock mill framing is seen in the background.
Northfield or Shade Windmill
Formerly an eighteenth century drainage smock mill it was moved to the current site around 1834, elevated on a hexagonal brick base and converted to grind corn.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 23 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Soham 
County (from Tags)
Cambridgeshire 
Primary Subject of Photo
Windmill 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5871 7509 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:21.0545N 0:19.7272E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5871 7509
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