SP9415 : Pitstone Mill - inside the round house

taken 3 years ago, near to Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Pitstone Mill - inside the round house
Pitstone Mill - inside the round house
This is a critical part of any post mill because it is where the structure is found that supports the mill above; yet there are fewer pictures of this on Geograph than the other parts of a post mill.

The main post is in the centre and is 17' long and 33" diameter at the base. It is actually carried by the large diagonal quarter beams and is not resting on the large cross trees that pass under it. There is about a 1" gap below the post. The weight is carried to the four piers that support the quarter beams. The horizontal cross trees and metal strapping stop the weight of the mill from spreading the quarter bars. Therefore, the quarter beams are always in compression and the cross trees are always in tension.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Pitstone 
County (from Tags)
Buckinghamshire 
Primary Subject of Photo
Windmill 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9450 1567 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.8996N 0:37.8009W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9450 1567
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