Clock House Horse Wheel, Downe

An Animal powered mill in the historic county of Kent, England.

The octagonal building containing the horse wheel has been converted into a play-room. The cast-iron crown wheel which is mounted at high level on the upright shaft is 1.52m (5ft) diameter. The horse arm and harness loop indicate that the horse walked in a circle of 4.07m (13ft 6in) diameter. When the conversion was carried out this gearing was preserved outside. The lay shaft and bevel wheel still exist inside the play-room. 

Full details

Power source Animal
Archive ID 10987
Location Downe
Historic county Kent
Country England
NGR TQ 443 630
Latitude 51.347767
Longitude 0.07062486199993145

Location

Sources

Major, J. K. Animal-Powered Engines (B.T. Batsford Ltd London, 1978)