Blakeney Windmill


Blakeney Windmill

Geobox|Windmill
name =Blakeney Tower Windmill
category = Windmill


image_caption =Blakeney Tower Windmill


symbol =NT Logo.png country = England
state = Norfolk
region = East of England
district = North Norfolk
municipality = Blakeney
location = Friar Farm east of the Village of Blakeney
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material =Norfolk red Brick and Flint
established =1769
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visitation = Owned by the National Trust
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footnotes =Map Ref: TG03344399

Blakeney Tower Windmill was built in 1769 [cite web
url=http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/789527
title=Blakeney Tower Windmill:: OS grid TG0343 :: Geograph British Isles
publisher=www.geograph.org.uk
accessdate=2008-05-07
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] and is located on Friar Farm just to the east of the village of Blakeney in the English county of Norfolk [ "OS Explorer Map 24” – Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0 319 21726 4] . The mill, which today is owned by the National Trust stands amongst a static caravan site.

Description

The towermill stands over 4 storeys and is 32 feet tall [cite web
url=http://www.norfolkmills.co.uk/Windmills/blakeney-towermill.html
title=Norfolk Mills - Blakeney tower windmill
publisher=www.norfolkmills.co.uk
accessdate=2008-05-07
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] . In its operational days the mill was powered with common sails and a tailpole. The configuration powered 2 pairs of grindstones. The doors and windows are unusual in that they have Gothic arches which were probably installed during rebuilding work in the 1800’s. Also during this period 4 patent double shuttered sails were installed. These were struck by rack and pinion via a chain pole and drove 3 pairs of stones. Photographs from that period show the windmill had one pair of sails had 7 bays of 3 shutters and the other pair had 8 bays of 3 shutters. The top of the mill was capped with a dome with a finial. This capping was boarded horizontally and it had a 16 sided petticoat. There was also a gallery and an 8 bladed fan [cite web
url=http://www.norfolkmills.co.uk/Windmills/blakeney-towermill.html
title=Norfolk Mills - Blakeney tower windmill
publisher=www.norfolkmills.co.uk
accessdate=2008-05-07
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