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Lloyds in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Spocott Windmill

 
 
Spocott Windmill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
1. Spocott Windmill Marker
Inscription.  This windmill is typical of the grist post mills used in the 18th and 19th centuries for grinding grain. Such a windmill, built here about 1850 by John A.L. Radcliffe, was blown down in the Blizzard of 1888. In 1972 it was reconstructed, using the original grinding stones and internal steps.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 38° 35.353′ N, 76° 10.826′ W. Marker is in Lloyds, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Hudson Road (Maryland Route 343) 0.2 miles west of Spocott Lane, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Castle Haven School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Adaline Wheatley House (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Spocott Windmill (about 400 feet away); How a Post Windmill Works (about 400 feet
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away); Gary’s Creek - Indian Path (approx. 0.2 miles away); “The Wilderness” (approx. 4.6 miles away); Annie Oakley House (approx. 4.9 miles away); Stanley Institute (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lloyds.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Spocott
My mother & grandmother lived at Spocott a short time in the early 1900s. My Great Grandmother's name was Nellie Henry Radcliffe. I went on a tour of Spocott when I was about 13, I believe. It is still in the Radcliffe family. I'd be intrested in any information about the Plantiations early days.
Thanks Bob Dunn

Editor's Note: Like Mr. Dunn, the Historical Marker database is also interested in information and historical sketches or photographs of the plantation's early days. If you have some, please consider posting them here.
    — Submitted July 14, 2010, by Bob Dunn of Annapolis, Maryland.
 
Spocott Windmill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
2. Spocott Windmill
Castle Haven School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
3. Castle Haven School
This school is on the property with the windmill, but was moved from Castle Haven Road in 1930.
Castle Haven School Interior image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
4. Castle Haven School Interior
Tennant House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
5. Tennant House
This house is also located on the windmill property.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,425 times since then and 12 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week December 9, 2007. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 5, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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