TL5770 : Wicken Windmill - great spur wheel

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

Wicken Windmill - great spur wheel
Wicken Windmill - great spur wheel
From the ground floor looking vertically up to show the bottom of the mainshaft and its great spur wheel. This carries teeth on the side to engage with the stone nuts and on its under-surface to drive auxiliary machinery. It is of wooden clasp arm construction. A meal spout is seen top left.
Wicken Windmill
Wicken windmill is a preserved 12 sided smock mill in the Cambridgeshire village of Wicken. It is not to be confused with the nearby wind pump TL5670 : Wicken Fen windpump.
This example was built in 1813, grinding corn for bread and for animal feed. With the slow decay of small scale milling from 1914 Wicken because disused by 1930. After years of rot enthusiasts restored the building to its present working state. There are two pairs of working stones (once three) along with flour dresser and all the usual mill machinery. Access and photography is excellent. Archive LinkExternal link
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Saturday, 14 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Sunday, 25 February, 2018
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5705 7057 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:18.6470N 0:18.1395E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5705 7057
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