TG4209 : Tunstall Dyke smock mill

taken 11 years ago, near to Tunstall, Norfolk, Great Britain

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Tunstall Dyke smock mill
Tunstall Dyke smock mill
A rare survival - the last remaining 18th century timber-built smock mill in Norfolk - Tunstall dyke smock mill is located a short distance further to the east of Tunstall dyke tower mill > LinkExternal link on the east side of Tunstall dyke. The remaining two storeys of the mill, still housing a diesel engine, are weatherboarded and have eight cants with chamfered edges and cross-braces; in 1994 a sloping corrugated iron roof was affixed for protection. The remains of a sluice are nearby.

Smock mills are a type of windmill constructed from timber, with a sloping, horizontally weatherboarded and capped tower, usually with six or eight sides. Its name is derived from the supposed resemblance to the smock worn by farmers in earlier days. They differ from tower mills in that the latter are usually cylindrical rather than hexagonal or octagonal, and built from brick, stone or masonry instead of timber. LinkExternal link
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TG4209, 60 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 29 May, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 29 May, 2008
Category
Windmill > Windmill   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 423 091 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.5747N 1:34.7490E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 423 092
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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