New 'Nixey' roundhouse continues to growReturn of original roof timbersNew sub frame roof takes shape
Return of original roof timbers
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Mark Bailey
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May 23, 2009, 10:48:55 PM
Well Tim, when you consider their age and also the past exposure they have had to the elements up on Brill Common they are a lot stronger than you might think! However, it's been a long time since they have been required to support a roof or any weight as past repair has opted to put in a new roof support structure that sits above the original roof frame.  
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May 22, 2009, 10:19:35 PM
wow there wasn't much left of the old roof ribs!

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Following their repair and restoration, the mill's historic roof timbers have now returned to the mill for re-instatement. Here, the very first of the original roof 'ribs' (rafters) are positioned at the front of the mill.   For a detailed story on the restoration of Brill Windmill visit:

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