Damside, Pilling, Lancashire


Pilling #1079

NGR: SD406487
(53.93100,-2.9039) OS map + aerial, Google Maps Aerial - Dual Google & Bing Maps


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Damside: tower 1808 - house converted

On 2nd Feb 2007, Pilling windmill had a newly built cap lifted into place, in a process that took just 2 hours. The cap was designed to match Marsh Mill at Thorton Clevelys as both mills were built by Ralph Slater. It was built by Neil Medcalfe - a tradtional millwright from Lincolnshire. He built it there and then transported it to Pilling and reassembled it. It was ready to be put on since October, but the weather was not good enough. The cap weighs 2.7 tonnes and is 18 feet high. It has restored the windmill to its rightful place as the tallest in the Flyde standing at over 73 feet.


The new cap being lifted into place on Pilling windmill, 2nd Feb 2007 © Nick and Catherine Edwards


The new cap prior to lifting into place on Pilling windmill, 2nd Feb 2007 © Nick and Catherine Edwards


The new cap being lifted into place on Pilling windmill, 2nd Feb 2007 © Nick and Catherine Edwards


The new cap being lifted into place on Pilling windmill, 2nd Feb 2007 © Nick and Catherine Edwards


The new cap being lifted into place on Pilling windmill, 2nd Feb 2007 © Nick and Catherine Edwards


The new cap in place on Pilling windmill, 2nd Feb 2007 © Nick and Catherine Edwards

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Damside Mill reflected in Broad Fleet [2012-03-17] - HD

Karl and Ali

Damside Mill in Pilling [2011-09-19] - HD

Steve Daniels

Damside Mill from Broadfleet Bridge [2011-03-06] - HD

Peter Bond

Dam Side Mill from Broadfleet Bridge [2010-03-13]

Kate Jewell

Damside Windmill [2009-10-28]

Alexander P Kapp

Damside Mill [2008-11-18]

Bob Jenkins

Damside Mill, Pilling [2008-10-21]

Bob Jenkins

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Mill ID 1079
Damside Mill: Pilling, Lancashire, 31/5/89 - {The Peter Hedges Collection}
News item: New cap for Pilling now lifted into place (7/2/07)
News item: New cap under construction for Pilling windmill (25/9/06)
News item: Charles Allen Clarke tribute tour of Fylde windmills (28/5/06)
News item: Safe as Houses - 13th April (21/4/04)

Pilling,the Old Mill c1960,Lancashire
Pilling, the Old Mill c1960 {Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection} [Search Muggeridge Collection]


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