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Wrawby Windmill, March 2014
|Year built||Late 18th century|
|Type||Midlands post mill|
|Roundhouse storeys||Single storey roundhouse|
|Number of sails||Four|
|Type of sails||Two Common sails, two Spring sails (previously four Spring sails)|
The mill is the last post mill in the north of England, and was built between 1760 and 1790 to serve the Elsham Hall estate. Originally it had four common sails, but through most of its working life had a more usual combination of two common and two spring sails, providing power with flexibility. It was working until the 1940s, when it had four spring sails, before becoming derelict. Following a possibility of demolition it was acquired and restored in 1965 by Wrawby Windmill Preservation Society. Maintenance work in 2008, which returned the mill to mixed sail types, was funded by the SPAB Mill Repairs Fund and local residents.
The mill is open to the public, contains a small museum of milling tools, and holds milling demonstrations.
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- Wrawby Postmill - Visit Lincolnshire
- National Mills Weekend: Wrawby Windmill
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