Shaposhnikov's windmill from the village of Menyaylovo (Alekseevsky district, Belgorod region) was built in 1870, was transported to the village of Menyaylovo (Alekseevsky district, Belgorod region) in 1975. Postbased mill with six sails and one pair of millstones. Log construction. Was used as a flour mill (flour).
|Condition||The windmill is conserved|
|Status||In noone's possession, not used|
|Mechanism||Conserved, not restored|
Sails, Windshaft, Brake wheel, Tailpole.
The restoration of the mill was not exactly correct from the historical point of view, but it was effective. Instead of the wooden post in the center of the mill there is a metal pipe, the floor downstairs is covered by plywood, and the base is made of brick. There isn’t much left of the mechanism though. To the right of the “toothless” camwheel supposedly was the location of the stonecrane. There is a pair of millstones without any details, a windshaft, the sails. And this is it. Judging by the size and the height of the mill's barn, it could have easily contained a crushing system, but there are no particular signs of it.
In the exterior of the mill you can clearly see two floors with laced rails. This architecture reminds of a new mill from the village of Yakovlevo, Belgorod region. The tailpole, made up of a fork-shaped logs, attached to the very bottom of the barn, is lying on the ground near the mill.
In addition to the report above, you can read about the mill here and here.
Another short report about the excursion of schoolchildren to the mill is here. At the end of the report, there is an appeal to share any information about the mill from the village of Menyaylovo. Who knows, maybe sooner or later there will appear a museum here that tourists will visit. There are several mills with such experience already.