Cat and Fiddle Windmill, Dale Abbey, Derbyshire - England U.K.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoRams
N 52° 57.218 W 001° 20.988
30U E 610859 N 5868386
Quick Description: Nice traditional restored windmill in grounds of Private House.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/24/2006 7:13:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMR8N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member montythemule
Views: 81

Long Description:
The mill was built in 1788 and is a wooden post mill. This means that it has a stone roundhouse beneath a wooden box-like structure containing the machinery. The box rotated on a wooden post and had to be turned by hand by the miller so that the sails were correctly positioned to catch the wind. It is the only surviving post mill in Derbyshire and has recently undergone extensive renovation but remains in private ownership and is not open to the general public.
Windmill can be seen from miles around and from the A6096 between Derby and Ilkeston.
The mill is in good order.
Date of Manufacture: 01/01/1788

Purpose: Milling

Open to the public: no

Is This Windmill Functional?: Yes!

Windmill Farm: no

Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum on Site: no

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