Wrawby Windmill

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Wrawby Windmill
Wrawby Windmill.JPG
Wrawby Windmill, March 2014
Origin
Coordinates53°33′55″N 0°27′08″W / 53.56528°N 0.45222°W / 53.56528; -0.45222Coordinates: 53°33′55″N 0°27′08″W / 53.56528°N 0.45222°W / 53.56528; -0.45222
Year builtLate 18th century
Information
PurposeCorn mill
TypeMidlands post mill
Roundhouse storeysSingle storey roundhouse
No. of sailsFour
Type of sailsTwo Common sails, two Spring sails (previously four Spring sails)
WindingTailpole

Wrawby Postmill is a windmill at Wrawby near Brigg, in North Lincolnshire, England.

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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