Eggarton Manor Donkey Wheel, Godmersham
This Jacobean manor house has a donkey wheel attached to it which could well be of the same date. It is 4.57m (15ft) diameter and 914mm (3ft) wide and last worked in 1923. Maidstone TQ7656 Maidstone Museum. The treadwheel from Great Culand Farm, Burham, was moved here in 1955. This wheel is 3.65m (12ft) diameter and 914mm (3ft) wide and has the unique feature of being boarded up on the side nearest the wall. Although the size would indicate a use by men only, it is known to have been worked by dogs at the end of its working life. There are photographs on display of the wheel in its original position.
|Country||England, United Kingdom|
|NGR||TR 079 505|
- Major, J. K. Animal-Powered Engines (B.T. Batsford Ltd London, 1978)
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