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Stump windmill
« on: Wednesday 12 January 22 16:44 GMT (UK) »
   I have just come across this term, which I have never heard before. The press cutting from 1930 relates to "the old stump windmill", (which was demolished about 1868), and says that the "stump was a very old one".
  I suspect it is another term for a post mill, but has anyone come across the term? All I found online were references to something rather different in Ireland; this one was in East Kent.
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Re: Stump windmill
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 13 January 22 14:03 GMT (UK) »
Looks like a 'stump windmill' refers to the remains of the actual stone work of the building. If you follow the link below to Historic England you will see an example of a Grade II listing of a 'stump windmill'

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1258115

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Re: Stump windmill
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 13 January 22 14:24 GMT (UK) »
Pictures of windmill stumps:
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01r6c/

And here's an American stump originally built by my 7X g-grandfather, Jean Mallet.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/old-powder-house
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis

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Re: Stump windmill
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 13 January 22 17:52 GMT (UK) »
  I don't think this refers to any sort of brick building. I have just ploughed through a list of Kent windmills and there were very few tower mills, nearly all wooden post mills or smock mills. Which probably explains why so many of them burnt down or blew down!
   I will put it down to an obscure bit of Kent dialect.
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Kent, Felton, Essex
Staples, Wiltshire