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Re: Ringwould Windmill
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 14:30:08 »
The mill now is ready to produce flour...  Just a matter of taking the brake off!

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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 21:08:52 »
The reason why we know it was moved, is that it doesn't appear here on maps until 1840, and has a split corner or cant post which was regular practice in moving smock mills.  Each corner post was sawn down the middle and the sections transported, and then bolted back together.  This is the last surviving one:

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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2017, 21:06:18 »
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2017, 21:03:56 »
 Known as Ripple Mill.  Moved from somewhere, but I've not yet worked out where.  It was here by 1818.  This is one of my favourites, because it was dismantled by Rediffusion in 1955 and covered in aerials, and then bought as a derelict shell in the 1980s that has rebuilt it to full working order.

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Ringwould Windmill
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2017, 19:46:55 »
The Times Monday 1st February 1926

Old Kent Windmill Damaged

Four men had a remarkable escape on Saturday in the village of Ringwould, near Deal.  This village contains a windmill, erected in 1815, which was working on Saturday in the stiff breeze, when one of its four sweeps, weighing nearly 2 tons, and measuring 33ft long and 6ft wide, snapped from its iron socket.  After tearing a huge hole in the mill roof it fell to the ground, narrowly missing four men working two to three yards away.

 

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