were the simplest, being superseded by tower mills which, as the name suggests, were the early types of windmills which we see today.
Interment Post Mills
Cemetery, Post Mills
, VT, 1:00 PM, Friday, July 8th, 2011.
One village notable for its post mills was Wolvey, which in the late 17th century had more than 40.
Post mills are now extremely rare and I believe none now exists in Warwickshire.
THIS excellent photograph shows another rarity - a derelict post mill at the village of Baxterley, near Atherstone.
The post mill is the earliest type of windmill and has the main body suspended on a huge central post made from a single tree trunk.
Another once well-known post mill stood atop of the Burton Dassett Hills and up until the 18th century a post mill stood in a close at the top of Hill Street, Coventry.
There were three types of windmills - smock mills, post mills
and tower mills; the one we visit is of the latter kind which were developed in the 18th century.
95; Chelsea Green Publishing Company, Post Mills