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 iconic Welcome sign Holgate Windmill

Well worth a visit to this piece of historic mill engineering - Holgate Windmill is a renewable source of energy too!

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The mill was established in 1770 Holgate Windmill, York

Holgate Windmill visit in York (May 2022) George Ward from Selby had the mill working by 1770. It is 45 ft high and built of Georgian brick, rendered with lime mortar and painted with black Keim paint.

 

The five sails and fantail mechanism of  Holgate Windmill, York

The five large sails that provide the wind power, and the opposite side fantail mechanism of Holgate Mill, York

The site of the mill coincided with horse and cart tracks (future roads) carrying grain from local farms.

 

The mill founder George Ward, his son and grandson ran the mill until 1851 Holgate Windmill, York

George Ward, his son and grandson ran the mill until 1851. After that several other families ran the mill, mainly grinding corn for flour, including the use of electric power, but Holgate Windmill ceased commercial operation in 1933. The mill was sold to York Corporation in 1939 and some conservation work was done. In 2001 the Holgate Windmill Conservation Society was formed and the volunteers of this charitable organisation have brought the mill back into limited working order.

 

Details of the blades of the sails open lattice structure Holgate Windmill, York

Details of the blades of the sails with their open lattice structure (i.e. not a complete surface like modern wind turbines).

 

fantail mechanism on a windmill is a small windmill mounted at right angles to the sails, at the rear of the windmill turns the cap automatically to bring it into the wind Holgate Windmill, York

The fantail mechanism. The eight bladed fantail on the windmill is a small windmill mounted at right angles to the sails, at the rear of the windmill attached to the cap, and automatically turns the cap and sails into the wind.

 

gear wheels on the 1st level, ground floor of  Holgate Windmill, York

The gear wheels on the 1st level (ground floor) that power the mill stone revolutions to grind the corn or other grain of Holgate Mill, York

 

The meal floor of  Holgate Windmill, York

The 1st level (ground level) meal floor of Holgate Mill

 

The old mill stones that grind the grain in  Holgate Windmill, York

Looking up from the ground level to the old mill stones that grind the grain in Holgate Mill.

 

2nd level, the stone floor of  Holgate Windmill, York

2nd level (1st floor), explaining what happens on the stone floor of Holgate Mill

 

Explaining how the grain is milled in  Holgate Windmill, York

Explaining how the grain is milled in Holgate Mill

 

3rd level, 2nd floor is the bin floor of  Holgate Windmill, York

3rd level, 2nd floor is the bin floor of Holgate Mill

 

4th level (3rd floor) below cap and looking up into the cap, the drive shaft is believed to be once a ship's mast Holgate Windmill, York

4th level (3rd floor) below cap and looking up into the cap, the drive shaft is believed to be once a ship's mast

 

th level, 3rd floor, the dust floor of  Holgate Windmill, York

4th level below the cap (3rd floor), explaining the use of the dust floor of Holgate Mill

 

Explaining the workings of the cap of  Holgate Windmill, York

Explaining the workings of the cap of Holgate Windmill

 

A great view of York Minster through the sails of  Holgate Windmill, York

A great view of York Minster through the sails of Holgate Mill.

 

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More views of the York Minster skyline from the top floor of Holgate Mill.

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