Rex Wailes Collection. The collapse of Mount Ephraim Mill

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    Hodge, Nathanael [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2023 February

    Medium Digital

    Arts, culture and heritage > Collections of importance
    Wind & watermills > England > Kent


    Scope & contentMount Ephraim mill was a post windmill in the village of Ash, near Canterbury in Kent. Built in 1735 in Ringleton and moved to Ash in 1818, it had a single storey wooden roundhouse and a large post made of nine pieces of timber around which the upper part of the mill turned to face the wind. It was about 36 feet high, and like other mills in Kent it had two sails which were covered with canvas to catch the wind, and two which had wooden shutters. Rex Wailes first visited the mill in April 1936 when he reported that it was over 200 years old, but in fine working order. The sails were in good repair and only needed painting. Rex recommended various other repairs, which would at the time have cost about UK £35 – something like UK £2000 today…Read more.


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