TQ7735 : Cranbrook Union Windmill, Russells Yard, Cranbrook, Kent

taken 12 years ago, near to Cranbrook, Kent, Great Britain

Cranbrook Union Windmill, Russells Yard, Cranbrook, Kent
Cranbrook Union Windmill, Russells Yard, Cranbrook, Kent
Cranbrook Union Windmill

Built in 1814, it is the 2nd tallest windmill and the tallest smock mill in England at almost 22 metres (72 feet) high. It has nine different levels. It is a working mill run by volunteers and is open to the public at weekends, Bank Holiday Mondays and by appointment, from March to September.

The windmill is own by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council who took it over in 1960 and later restored it. For more information LinkExternal link

Grade I listed.

Smock Mills

There are three main types of windmill in Great Britain: post mills, smock mills and tower mills.

The smock mill is of a timber-framed construction with weatherboarded, steeply sloping external walls. It was built on a brick base. A pivoting wooden top with sails moved independently of the main structure so that the sails could be positioned towards the wind. This was controlled by a tail fan.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 September, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 14 September, 2008
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Industry 
Primary Subject of Photo
Windmill 
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Windmill > Windmill   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7789 3592 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:5.6997N 0:32.3434E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7786 3590
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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