Windpump

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A windpump is similar to a windmill. However, it is not used for milling grain, but for draining arable or other land.

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A midwestern wind pump in Arlington, Indiana.

On US farms, particularly in the midwest, windpumps of the type pictured were used to pump water from farm wells for cattle. Most pumping today is done by electric pumps, and only a few windpumps survive as unused relics of a previous technology.

The Netherlands is well known for its windmills. These iconic structures situated along the edge of polders are actually windpumps, designed to drain the land. These are partuicularly important as much of the country lies below sea level.

There are many windpumps in The Broads National Park, in both the Norfolk Broads and the Suffolk Broads.

Tower mills:

Post mills:

Smock mills:


To be categorised: *Priory Mill, St. Olaves

  • Boardman's Mill, open framed timber trestle windpump
  • Flatford Mill
  • Briggate Mill
  • Stracey Arms Mill
  • Lockgate Mill
  • Mutton's Mill
  • High's Mill
  • Cadge's Mill
  • Kerrison's Level Mill
  • Runham Swim Mill
  • Windpump, Wicken Fen
Horsey Windpump in Norfolk Broads, .
Horsey Windpump in Norfolk Broads, United Kingdom.
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