Townsend Farm Donkey Wheel, St Margarets-at-Cliffe

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

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The donkey wheel is similar to that at Marston Hall, Martin. The wheel is 3.86m (12ft 8in) diameter and 1.14m (3ft 9in) wide. It is braked by means of a wire stretched round the outside of the drum.

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Power source Animal
Mill type
Mill function Pumping mill/wheel
Archive ID 10995
Location St Margarets-at-Cliffe
Historic county Kent
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR TR 360 451
Latitude/longitude 51.15645400, 1.37357770



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


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