St Monans Windmill - Fife
The windmill and salt pans just to the east of St Monans.
The windmill was used to pump seawater into the salt pans and the
heat to evaporate the water to leave the salt behind was provided by the
plentiful supplies of coal, locally.
These photos were looking eastwards with Pittenweem just out of sight
of the top left of the photo.
Maybe calling it a “wind-powered water pump” might be a little more
accurate but of course it's not nearly as evocative or interesting a name.
The church at the other end of the village can be seen here:
St Monans church
From the far side - looking westwards - the back door can be seen.
A tighter view.
From further back, looking east.