Smock Mills :: Shared Description

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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TQ7735 : Cranbrook Union Windmill by Oast House Archive
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Created: Mon, 9 Nov 2009, Updated: Wed, 8 Feb 2012

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