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Q: Windmills ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Windmills
Category: Science > Agriculture and Farming
Asked by: ghard296-ga
List Price: $6.00
Posted: 05 Dec 2003 06:31 PST
Expires: 04 Jan 2004 06:31 PST
Question ID: 283806

I need to know of one working windmill and need to know how this
windmill works. I also need a picture of this windmill, and any links
about it are fine.


Request for Question Clarification by thx1138-ga on 05 Dec 2003 06:38 PST
Hello ghard296 and thank you for your question.

Is it important to you where in the world the windmill is?


Subject: Re: Windmills
Answered By: journalist-ga on 05 Dec 2003 08:16 PST
Greetings Ghard296:

Wilton Windmill, Wiltshire's only working windmill [photo here]

History at
"The windmill was purchased in 1971 by Wiltshire County Council. It
was then leased to the Wiltshire Historic Buildings Trust, a
non-profit making organisation set up 27 years ago to preserve
buildings of architectural and historic interest in Wiltshire. The
Trust in conjunction with the County Council was responsible for
restoring the windmill. The mill cost 500 to build in 1821. In 1971,
150 years later, it cost 25,000 to restore. Funds for the restoration
came from the Trust itself, the Government, the County Council and
local councils and from public subscription. Work was started on the
mill in 1971 and completed in 1976. By the end of the summer 1976 the
windmill was once again making flour."

Wilton Windmill schematic, fine detail


The Bursledon Windmill appeared to fit your needs but it hasn't worked
in a while.  However, I wanted you to have the links.  A photo is
located at
with various explanations of the workings of this mill and a fine (and
large) schematic of the Bursledon windmill is located at


You may also find the links at Windmill World at to be of assistance.  Good luck with
your project and thank you for asking such an interesting question!

Best regards,


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