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The Smock Mill At Woodchurch [Apr. 29th, 2016|08:59 am]
Tony Grist


According to Wikipedia Kent is particularly rich in smock mills. It also says they got their name from their resemblance to a person wearing a smock. Actually I worked that one out for myself, but it was nice to have it confirmed.

The Woodchurch mill dates- in its present form- from 1820- though there are records of a windmill in the village as early as 1660 and on the present site in 1729. It used to have a twin- and old photos show them side by side. This is the white mill and the twin was the black mill. The black mill was used as an observation post during WWII and was demolished in 1946. The white mill seems to have been largely rebuilt- though along traditional lines- in the 1980s- and is in working order.
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[User Picture]From: clindau
2016-04-29 11:41 am (UTC)
Were you in Woodchurch? That is the town where my 11th great grandfather Henry Doude was born in 1612. He was baptized at All Saints. My sweetie and I were in London last year and took a day trip to see the town. We only stayed a few hours and explored the church and its grounds; sadly the historical Village Life museum was closed that day. It is a beautiful village.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-04-29 01:18 pm (UTC)
Yes, we were in Woodchurch yesterday morning. I've got pictures of the church to post. It's a lovely village...
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[User Picture]From: clindau
2016-04-30 04:38 am (UTC)
We enjoyed our time in the village very much. I found myself trying to imagine Henry and his 1600's life.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2016-04-29 12:21 pm (UTC)
I really like this picture. Could I use it as my screen saver?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-04-29 01:18 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed. Please do.
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2016-04-29 12:57 pm (UTC)
Lovely photo!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-04-29 01:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
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