Quainton Windmill Society - enthusiastically preserving our heritage for future generations to enjoy

 






   


AMAZING FACTS ABOUT OUR WINDMILL

The white cap, its contents, sails and fantail weigh 12 tons (i.e. the weight of 8 family cars).
 

The cap is not connected to the brick tower, it ‘floats’ on bearings so it can rotate 360 degrees.
 

The red & white fantail rotates whenever the wind changes direction, day or night, so the sails are always facing into the wind.

The fantail rotates 1500 times to move the sails from North to South.

 

 

 

 
 
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