2018

NY6962 : Farm buildings, Broomhouse

taken 6 years ago, near to Plenmeller, Northumberland, England

Farm buildings, Broomhouse
Farm buildings, Broomhouse
Buildings include a circular gin-gang with rectangular piers, partly-infilled openings and conical Welsh slate roof. The early to mid 18th century buildings are Grade II Listed (List entry Number: 1045291) LinkExternal link

The gin (short for "engine") was a horse mill driving a small threshing machine, and the horse did the gang, or going. The gin-gang was always attached to the main threshing barn, where the gin was situated. It was almost always of one storey and it could be circular, polygonal or square. There was a hole for a drive−shaft or drive−belt, linking it with the threshing barn. The gin was connected by cogs to a vertical spindle. The spindle was connected to a horizontal arrangement including a shaft attached to a horse, which turned the spindle and powered the machine by ganging or walking round and round the cogs and vertical spindle inside the walls of the gin gang. This arrangement was necessary in locations where there was no power for a water wheel.
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The inside of the gin-gang roof is shown here NY6962 : Rafters of gin-gang roof, Broomhouse

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Geographical Context: Lowlands Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening Primary Subject: Farm
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Farm Buildings at Broomhouse [5] · Gin-gang Roof [2] · List Entry Number [2] Other Photos: · Rafters of gin-gang roof, Broomhouse ·
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NY6962, 40 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 13 July, 2018
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 6977 6255 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:57.4000N 2:28.4152W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 69771 62564
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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