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 an unknown number of sails and two pairs of millstones. Sheathed Frame. Was used as a flour mill (flour).
|Condition||The windmill is falling into ruin and may disappear|
|Status||In noone's possession, not used|
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. There is not a single detailed photo report about it, and as we had very little time besides Shatsk (Polnoe Konobeevo) and Morshansk, we could not reach it.
The mill is a southeastern smock (one of eight): a frame, a quadrangular skirt-shaped barn and, apparently, with two pairs of millstones. What was it like in its best years? Maybe it had 16 sails, like the second mill in Tambov region in Kulyabovka, or maybe only 4 sails, like the nearest neighbor - the mill from Polnoe Konobeevo. Whether the mill was decorated with the carvings only along the edge of the rotating part, as now, or somewhere else, is unknown. One of the pictures of the mill can be seen here, and following it you can find the others, which are only few.