Ebbsfleet Anglo-Saxon Sea Water Mill

A4 297 x 210 / 8 pages / full colour

During the rail developments leading towards the Channel Tunnel, archaeologist Damian Goodburn discovered a unique daisy wheel scribed with dividers into the top board of a sea water mill chute at Ebbsfleet and wanted to know whether the daisy wheel had any design significance. This short article sets out the relevance of daisy wheel geometry in the water mill's design and describes the marking out and cutting of the mill hub and mortices for the rotor paddles.