Smock Mill, Övermark (1)

A wind-powered mill in Finland.

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Mill structure appears to be unique. It had six sails braced to a bowsprit, a very thin braced tailpole and a very flattened octagonal cap with a curved dormer to house the front of the windshaft, a finial with weather vane, and a shallow petticoat painted white. The tower was squat, vertically boarded and with a wooden drip board all round about 4 ft. 6 in. from the ground.

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Power source Wind
Mill type Smock mill
Mill function
Archive ID 11819
Location Övermark, South Bothnia
Country Finland


  • Wailes, Rex, & Auvo Hirsjärvi, "Finnish Mills Part II: Mamsel or Smock Mills", (Transactions of the Newcomen Society, 43, 1970-1971, pp.113-128)


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