Moulton Mill History
Largest surviving windmill in the country
The sails were removed in 1894 after gale
Serious milling ceased many years ago and a small roller mill and
The main use of the mill from the
The tower is 28 feet 9 inches in diameter at ground level and 12 feet diameter at the curb, both internally.
The basement contains the engine drive gearing which then ascends to a set of stones on the first floor by way of a vertical shaft.
The elevated ground floor is spacious enough to contain a proper partitioned miller’s office.
Out of the ordinary
The spur gearing differs from the usual Lincolnshire pattern in that the stone nuts are all iron, the great spur wheel having morticed wooden cogs.
This arrangement is fine until a
The spur wheel has an iron hub and rim, with eight radial wooden spokes. The cogs are of very fine pitch and are very wide, which must have given a very smooth drive.
The engine drive engages the spur wheel by means of another small iron nut. The nuts are 12 inches in diameter and the great spur wheel is 8’9″ in diameter.
The curb is a hexagonal wooden frame built into the brickwork, with an iron track and an inward facing tooth ring, beneath which the
The cap frame was in poor condition and survived mostly intact apart from where the
Parts of the
The mill had four
These were restored to the Mill on 21st November 2011.
This was 117 years after the originals were destroyed in a freak gale of 1894.
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