Later designs included the smock mill (made of wood),
and the tower mill (made of brick or stone).
There are a few unconventional English designs as well...
To most Americans, a windmill probably means a metal windpump. However originally there were windmills much like the English variety, and a reconstruction of an early American post mill is on show at Colonial Williamsburg.
Later America also moved to smock and tower mill types. There is a distinctive Cape Cod smock mill style.
In the Caribbean we find mills built to crush sugar cane.
Morgan Lewis, Barbados
There is of course a distinctive Mediterranean windmill style as well
Qala, Malta Xaghra,Malta
Bodrum, Turkey Bodrum, Turkey
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