The Rex Wailes Collection. Lincolnshire Windmills

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    Hodge, Nathanael [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2023

    Medium Digital

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    The county of Lincolnshire in England was renowned for its cereal cultivation. In the 18th century new developments in millwrighting, centring on the city of Hull and drawing on the expertise of Dutch millwrights, created the distinctive Lincolnshire tower mill. These were typically very tall, with a white ogee cap which became known as the “Lincolnshire cap”, first introduced by John Smeaton. He also introduced the use of a cast iron cross for mounting sails…Read more.


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