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National mills heritage day

On Sunday 15th September, I took advantage of viewing and climbing the Ullesthorpe Subscription windmill dating from 1800. This visit was prompted following a recent Thursday walk when walkers passed by the mill.

Ullesthorpe Mill

I learned the Kibworth Harcourt mill was also open and I drove to it via Gilmorton, Peatling Magna, Bruntingthorpe, and Saddington.  This can be described as a post mill and was  built in the 18th century.  Features seen were spring and common sails, tailpole, head and tail millstones, two hoists and a flour dresser.

Kibworth Post Mill

Brian Jenkinson, (Hon Sec. Leicestershire Footpath Association)


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