TL5770 : Wicken windmill - wire machine

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

Wicken windmill - wire machine
Wicken windmill - wire machine
Work in progress on a wire machine that is used for grading flour and separating it from the bran (unless it's wholemeal). This shows the brushes that rotate inside the fixed wire mesh frame. The delivery spouts are seen at the bottom. This is a commercially working mill that was open for Mills open weekend.
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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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 26 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Windmill 
County (from Tags)
Cambridgeshire 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5705 7057 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:18.6470N 0:18.1395E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5705 7057
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