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St Monans Windmill - Fife

St Monans Windmill in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland

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.


St Monans Windmill in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland

A windmill?

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


St Monans Windmill in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland

From the far side - looking westwards - the back door can be seen.


St Monans Windmill in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland

A tighter view.


St Monans Windmill in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland

From further back, looking east.



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