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  • Llancayo Windmill Restoration Project
    for Short breaks through the Summer high season Booking Information Welcome to the Llancayo Windmill Website Llancayo Windmill is available for rent as a luxury retreat deep within the Monmouthshire countryside The restoration of the 19th Century windmill has been documented on this website with build updates progress photos and even progress videos To read more about the restoration please Click Here Read a poem about Llancayo Mill sent to

    Original URL path: http://www.llancayowindmill.com/ (2016-02-01)
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  • Llancayo Windmill Restoration Project - Booking Information
    restoration photo gallery Booking Llancayo Windmill Bookings for Llancayo Windmill are taken through Rural Retreats Ltd For more information on availability and rates please click the link below 2007 Llancayo

    Original URL path: http://www.llancayowindmill.com/booking.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Llancayo Windmill Restoration Project - The History of Llancayo Windmill
    making it contemporary with those in the Vale of Glamorgan A number of newspaper articles have been written about this mill two by Fred Hando a well known Monmouthshire historian There was also one by Roy Daunders The following are relevant extracts from Hando s articles Mr Evan Williams owner in 1959 recalls The man who placed the windmill here knew his business No matter how calm the day may be elsewhere there is always a wind on this field The walls are 2 2 thick the diameter at ground level is 26ft brick arched window heads its two stone string courses and its windows indicating the five floors of the tower At the summit of the tower precariously perched is a segment of a toothed wheel Another relic protrudes below the upper string course signs of a fire are evident throughout the interior Of the varied stories given the most probable tells how on a still summer morning the miller went to market leaving its sweeps coupled to the gearing A sudden fierce wind sent the coupling red hot and the brakes ignited the timber and the mill was a flaming torch before the miller returned The relic that Hando refers to is a long wooden stay for supporting the gallery from which the sails were set It remains today From A Monmouthshire Windmill Ruin by Roy Saunders are taken the following extracts which put a little flesh on the bones A Farmer who was working in the adjoining garden showed me its points of interest It stands about sixty feet in height and contained five stories Looking up from the inside the charred remains of the rafters and blistered stonework bear testimony to the manner of its downfall From the circular edge at the top bits of ironwork

    Original URL path: http://www.llancayowindmill.com/history.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Llancayo Windmill Restoration Project - Follow the Build
    2008 Once the cap frame returned from the galvanizers the fly spears back stays and handrails were welded in place and it now weighs 4 4 tons A sprinkler system was fitted throughout the mill and drying store This enabled all five floors in the mill to be utilized for living purposes without the need of a fire escape It will also enable us to use oak doors rather than fire doors throughout the building We had to lift off the temporary roof so that the tanks for the sprinkler system could be fitted on to the very top floor It s surprising how much lighter the building appears with no roof Under floor heating has also been fitted to all the upper floors as well as the ground floor This has now been installed and boarded out with chipboard The final flooring will be engineered oak glued to the chipboard March 2008 Internal partitions have now been constructed to form six double bedrooms three of which have on suite shower rooms and one with an on suite wet room All of these will keep Gareth tiling for a good few weeks The lead flat roof and valley have now been laid to the drying store and it looks really good Mark has started plastering inside which is a really slow process The first two coats comprise of a 3 to 1 mix of QV blended sand hydraulic lime NHL with the addition of synthetic hair The final coat is a traditional fat lime finish The new partitions which have been plaster boarded have had a coat of Carlite bonding to give the same appearance as fat lime An axle was bolted onto the cap frame so that it could be towed to site ready for a trial lift April 2008 Bob made the fantail It is 3700mm diameter but looks much larger stood in the workshop and weighs 803kg We had a technical error which resulted in the wrong size shaft being used I must learn to use the right scale rule To overcome this Bob had to substantially stiffen the centre of the fantail and hopefully it should now be ok The blades of the fantail have been made from 3mm thick steel which has since been galvanised and sandwiched between two layers of exterior grade MDF board Grooves were routed in the MDF board to give the appearance of T G boarding which from a distance should look somewhere near the original To help with the carpentry Wieslaw and Krzysztoe have joined the team As you might possibly tell by their names they are Polish 40mm thick Oak boards have now been fitted to the balcony We are not yet sure what to use as balustrade however toughened glass would now appear the best choice June 2008 Bob was busy with the windshaft which was fabricated from circular hollow section 4500m long x 272mm diameter x 12mm thick The cross on the front of the windshaft is

    Original URL path: http://www.llancayowindmill.com/build.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Llancayo Windmill Restoration Project - Photo Gallery
    photo gallery September 04 April 08 May 08 September 08 October 08 June 09 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 October 2008 May 08 Sept 08 Sept 04 April 08 2007 Llancayo

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  • Llancayo Windmill Restoration Project - A Poem About Llancayo Windmill
    clatters down A stony tear She hears no more the taunting howls Of twisted windy laughter Nor heeds the haunting hoots of owls From crumbling rafter And while she dumbly glumly grieves That she is grey and old Her thick green shawl of ivy leaves Keep out the cold She sits where she has always sat And though her head is bent She wears a seagull on her hat As

    Original URL path: http://www.llancayowindmill.com/millpoem.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Llancayo Windmill Restoration Project - Video Archive
    lifted as well as the lime render being applied Jan 2008 Stairs balcony and slate This update shows the stairs being fabricated the balcony lifted into place and the grain store slate Oct 2008 Fantail Cap Stairs and Galvanizing This

    Original URL path: http://www.llancayowindmill.com/video.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Llancayo Windmill Restoration Project - Project Plans
    Windmill exterior Cross Sections Plans at levels C D E F as Built Scale plans of the Llancayo Windmill cross sections as they exist Elevation North Elevation as Proposed Scale plans of the Llancayo Windmill exterior Elevation East Elevation as Proposed Scale plans of the Llancayo Windmill exterior Cross Sections Plans at levels B C D E F Scale plans of the Llancayo Windmill cross sections Elevation West Elevation Scale

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