Ashton Windmill Sails

kalaryder

Singleton Western Australia, Australia

Artist's Description

Ashton windmill is a Tower mill in Chapel Allerton, Somerset, England. Its tower is over 7.5 metres (25 ft) high with stone walls that are 60 cm (2.0 ft) thick. The sails are 13 m (43 ft) across and used to be covered with canvas. The last millstones were 1.2 m (3.9 ft) across and the millstones used to grind wheat for flour and beans for cattle food. The first mill on the site was medieval, but the present structure probably dates from the 18th century. It was modernised in 1900 with machinery brought from the demolished Moorlinch mill, and iron hoops around the building being added. It was restored in 1967. The mill has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building.(from Wikipaedia)
Featured in
Cee’s Artsy Friends Group 9/9/11
Featured in Historic Places Group 07/10/11
Superbly Visual Group 28/01/2012
The World as we See it Group 11/10/2014

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