This structure was built in 1760 and was used as a windmill to grind flour. In the 1880s, the sails were removed and its flour grinding days got over. Thereafter, it was put to a whole range of different uses. It had been an overflow prison, piano workshop, garage, cinema (during the second world war) and a merchant’s storage warehouse. It is not in use now. You can read about it here.
I live next to it. When I first moved in my present home, the structure looked like an exact copy of the one in the Roald Dahl book ‘The Giraffe and the Pelly and me’. The giraffe letting out its face from the highest window and asking which tall window is there to clean.
Each morning, I wake up to this scene of the sunrise.