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Maud Foster Mill, Skirbeck, Boston, Lincolnshire: the gallery of the five-sailer tower mill

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Norman & Smithson
NOTES: Built for Thomas and Isaac Reckitt in 1819 by the Hull millwrights Norman & Smithson, this windmill ground corn that was brought in by barge along the Maud Foster Sluice, built by John Rennie in 1807. It was a working mill until it was closed in 1942. The windmill was preserved as a landmark in 1953.

Maud Foster Mill, Skirbeck, Boston, Lincolnshire: the five-sailer tower mill

RIBA17381
Norman & Smithson
NOTES: Built for Thomas and Isaac Reckitt in 1819 by the Hull millwrights Norman & Smithson, this windmill ground corn that was brought in by barge along the Maud Foster Sluice, built by John Rennie in 1807. It was a working mill until it was closed in 1942. The windmill was preserved as a landmark in 1953.

Sailors hospital, Liverpool

RIBA18645
SOURCE: William Enfield. An essay towards the history of Leverpool (London, 1774), after p. 50

Structure of a windmill for corn grinding

RIBA18749
SOURCE: William Bailey. The advancement of arts, manufactures, and commerce (London, 1776), book I, chapter XVII, pl. 1

Structure of a windmill for corn grinding

RIBA18750
SOURCE: William Bailey. The advancement of arts, manufactures, and commerce (London, 1776), book I, chapter XVII, pl. 2

A view of Nieuwendam, Amsterdam

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SOURCE: J. G.Veldheer and W. O. J. Nieuwenkamp. Alte hollandische Stadte und Dorfer an der Zuidersee (Leipzig, 1902), pl. 22 NOTES: Nieuwendam is now a neighbourhood of north Amsterdam.

Skansen open-air museum, Stockholm: one of the traditional windmills (Olandskvarnar)

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NOTES: This open-air museum, one of the world's first, was established by Artur Hazelius (1833-1901) and opened in 1891. Historical buildings (homes, farms, windmills, a school and a church) from nearly every part of Sweden have been acquired and re-erected on the site.

Den Gamle By (Old Town open-air museum), Aarhus, Jutland

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NOTES: The Old Town is a state certified national museum of Danish cultural history and opened to the public in 1914. The museum's director, Peter Holm, from the beginning in 1909 and until he retired in 1945, succeeded in saving 50 historic market-town houses from demolition as well as finding the funds to re-erect these houses as The Old Town.
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