Windmill from the village of Lyovino

Short description
The windmill from the village of Lyovino (Morshansk district, Tambov region) is located on a historical site. The time of construction is unknown. Smock mill with four sails and two pairs of millstones. Sheathed Frame. Was used as a flour mill (flour).

ConditionThe windmill is falling into ruin and may disappear
StatusIn noone's possession, not used
MechanismNot restored, is going to ruin
Information about the mill was checked on 04.04.2021.
The following historical parts of the mechanism have been preserved:
Windshaft, Brake wheel, Upright shaft, Wallower, Great spur wheel.
Millstone mechanism:
Spindle, Vat.

News about the windmill (in Russian)
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Additional description
Morshansk. Bakery pre-revolutionary center.

S. Maksimov: "In Morshansk (Tambov province), besides the famous mill with twenty-three pairs of millstones, there are so many mills on the mountains surrounding the city from three sides, that you can hardly count them."

V. Gilyarovsky: "Morshansk at that time was a small town known for its bread trade. Many rich merchants, even millionaires, lived there. Those approaching Morshansk would see hundreds of windmills, waving their wings day and night. Inside the city, on the river Tsna, there once stood a huge watermill "Kutaisovskaya" with a hundred-year dam, with deep waters and huge soms under it."

What is left from those times? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Although… no, there is something left. One abandoned mill. It is in the village of Levino, Morshansk district. We had very little time besides Shatsk (Polnoe Konobeevo) and Morshansk, we could not reach it. However there is a wonderful video report here which author even reached windshaft.

The mill is a southeastern smock (one of eight): a frame, a quadrangular skirt-shaped barn, almost completely collapsed between 2017 and 2020, two pairs of millstones, four sails (like the nearest neighbor - the mill from Polnoe Konobeevo, unlike sixteen sails of the second mill in Tambov region in Kulyabovka. The mill was decorated with the carvings only along the edge of the rotating part, as now (and probably somewhere else). One of millstones has a smooth wheel on its spindle probably it was running by diesel engine through belting for some time. The windmill's barn recently wasn't collapsed and windmill's windshaft was not broken outside, there are some of photos in the internet.