East Kirkby Tower Mill
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member V70PDB
N 53° 08.439 W 000° 00.539
30U E 700049 N 5892095
Quick Description: A disused Mill at East Kirkby Lincolnshire
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/11/2007 10:46:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM1HE9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member montythemule
Views: 65

Long Description:
The late Peter Dolmans writes in his book "Lincolnshire Windmills - a contemporary survey...

“Said to have been the best mill tower in the county, construction began for William Thimbleby in 1820 by the millwright Sam Ward. Unfortunately he became bankrupt during the course of the work and it was finished by Oxley of Alford, to his usual high standard. It worked by wind until 1927 when the sails were taken off; a pity, as three were almost new. It drove two pairs of French and two pairs of grey stones, originally with four patent sails, but after 1837 with five. After the removal of the sails work continued into the 1950's with an engine-driven hurst on the ground floor. The mill is now a ruin, open to the sky and with all the ironwork removed.”

2007. Remains derelict
Date of Manufacture: 01/01/1820

Purpose: Milling

Is This Windmill Functional?: No

Open to the public: Not Listed

Windmill Farm: Not Listed

Cost: Not Listed

Museum on Site: Not Listed

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