Clock House Horse Wheel, Downe

A animal-powered mill in the historic county of Kent, England.

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The octagonal building containing the horse wheel has been converted into a play-room. The cast-iron crown wheel which is mounted at high level on the upright shaft is 1.52m (5ft) diameter. The horse arm and harness loop indicate that the horse walked in a circle of 4.07m (13ft 6in) diameter. When the conversion was carried out this gearing was preserved outside. The lay shaft and bevel wheel still exist inside the play-room.

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Power source Animal
Mill type
Mill function
Archive ID 10987
Location Downe
Historic county Kent
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR TQ 443 630
Latitude/longitude 51.34776700, 0.07062486




  • Major, J. K. Animal-Powered Engines (B.T. Batsford Ltd London, 1978)


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