Prints - Jill post-mill, Clayton
This is an illustration of a windmill near the village of Clayton in East Sussex, UK. It's one of a pair of mills close to each other, known as "Jack & Jill" - this is "Jill". It's a post-mill - the upper, white part (the "buck") with the sails revolves around the black lower part (the "roundhouse"). The buck turns on a circular stone track. The inside of the mill is reached by stairs at the back of the roundhouse - so not visible in this view. I worked as a volunteer at "Jill" for many years, until a back and foot problem stopped me from climbing ladders - and the 3 floors of a windmill are all reached by steep ladders! Anyway, I have great memories of glorious days, high on the hill, looking out over the beautiful Sussex countryside from the doorway of "Jill".
"Jill" post-mill, Clayton (17"x19.8")