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Grimsby Local Interest
North East Lincolnshire
tel: 01472 859775
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Details of all the attractions and a list of events at the windmill, including museum of rural life, craft workshops, miniature railway and the restaurant, Waltham windmill preservation society, Brigsley Road, Waltham.
Waltham, a medium-sized village near Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, once had a smock mill with a bakery, and on an ideal site by the B1203 road there was a trestle-type postmill from 1666, which was blown down in 1744. Its replacement, a clunch mill with a boarded roundhouse, was blown down in a terrific gale in 1873. The present six-storied tower windmill was built in 1878-80 by John Saunderson of Louth using light-coloured local bricks and tarred. It had six double-sided patent sails and a traditional Lincolnshire ogee (onion-shaped) cap, but no balcony. The mill has two pairs of French millstones (for grinding flour) and 2 pairs of Derbyshire Peak stones (for grinding coarser materials such as animal feed).
Also at http://www.walthamwindmill.co.uk/
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