Dry Mill

A dry mill is essentially a machine powered by animal or human power.

The most spectacular part of these mills is the large round ²apron² or ²tent², which was covered with shingles, thatch or tile roofing. In this large circular space, the horizontal gear wheel was rotated which was joined to a large central axle called the upright shaft. The mill-house was integrated with the tent where the millstone or millstones were located.