Windmill from the village of Ladoschino (museum «Vitoslavlitsy»)

Short description
The windmill from the village of Ladoshchino (Shimsky district, Novgorod region) was built around , was transported to the museum of wooden architecture "Vitoslavlitsy" (Novgorod region) in 1971. Smock mill with automatic sack hoist, four sails and one pair of millstones. Shingled Log construction. Was used as a flour mill (flour).

ConditionUnder restoration

News about the windmill (in Russian)
Витослалицы ждёт большая реконструкция. Во время неё мельница будет функционально восстановлена:
Восстановление 2018:

Additional description
An excellent description of the mill is here.

We can add the following: this mill is one of three mills in Russia, covered with shingles. In addition, it is the representative of the northern smocks, which are the closest to the architecture of the Dutch mills. And its twin mill is the one from the village of Zaval, which is not far from Vitoslavlitsy. Probably the mechanism of this mill is as interesting and unique as in the mill in Zaval, however, unfortunately, we have not been able to see it yet.

According to some recollections, the project of the mill from Ladoschino before the restoration had no shingles and had six sails, instead of four. However, the historical truth is not exactly clear.

A few words about the district: in 1973 Shimsky district separated from Soletsky district, and this where the village Ladoshchino now have to be looked for.