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post mill

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a windmill built round a central post on which the whole mill can be turned so that the sails catch the wind
Translations
Bockwindmühle
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Post mills were the simplest, being superseded by tower mills which, as the name suggests, were the early types of windmills which we see today.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 VT 05058.