Windmills country overviews: Baltic Sea region

The countries along the Baltic Sea possess several types of windmills. Post mills comparable to those of Denmark are found in the south-western part of Sweden. Further north-east postmills with a much smaller body are found with sails turning clockwise. These postmills occur also in Finland at the islands of Åland, at the mainland up north to Oulo and in Estonia. Also in the appearance of smock mills a difference is found between the type of south-western Sweden and other areas around the Baltic sea. Some smock mills exist with the deviating number of 10 or 12 sides. The smock mills in Lithuania and Latvia with a converted boat cap resemble those of Poland. A few tower mills are found at Gotland (Sweden) and in Latvia and Lithuania. The links in the table below point to webpages with an image and geographic location.

Further documentation is difficult to find. A very comprehensive overview of mills in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is published bij some members of TIMS based on a trip held in 2009. Based on this overview, it can be assumed that virtually all of these mills were corn grinding mills. Additions to the list are still welcome. Any comment can be send to the addresses on the Contact page, or an open discussion on the blog windmillevolution can be started.

windmill map of Baltic sea area

Sweden:

Burgsvik

Gotland

N.A.

towermill

Fårö (ferry)

Gotland

N.A.

towermill

Kronvald

Gotland

N.A.

towermill

Lauters (Fårö)

Gotland

N.A.

towermill

Trönningenäs

Hallands Län

N.A.

smock mill

Växjö

Kronobergs Län

N.A.

wipmill

Bruddesta

Öland

Äleklinta

postmill

Gynge

Öland

N.A.

postmill

Högby

Öland

N.A.

towermill

Högenäs

Öland

N.A.

postmill

Knäppinge

Öland

N.A.

smock mill

Lerkaka

Öland

N.A.

postmill

Löttorp

Öland

N.A.

postmill

Mellby

Öland

N.A.

postmill

Övre Vässby

Öland

N.A.

postmill

Rosenfors

Öland

Allvaret

postmill

Salomontorp

Öland

N.A.

postmill

Sandvik

Öland

N.A.

smock mill

Follinge

Östergötlands Län

Väderkvarn

postmill

Bosjökloster

Skåne

N.A.

postmill

Falsterbo

Skåne

N.A.

postmill

Farhultsbeden

Skåne

Farhults mölla

smock mill

Fleninge

Skåne

N.A.

smock mill

Gategården (Brandstorp)

Skåne

Gunnestorp windmill

smock mill

Hammarlunda

Skåne

N.A.

smock mill

Kronetorp

Skåne

Burlov

smock mill

Lehrhamn

Skåne

N.A.

smock mill

Lövestad

Skåne

Kullamöllan

smock mill

Lund (Flackarp)

Skåne

N.A.

smock mill

Malmö

Skåne

N.A.

smock mill

Övraby

Skåne

N.A.

smock mill

Sjöbo

Skåne

N.A.

smock mill

Skäret

Skåne

N.A.

smock mill

Skivarp

Skåne

N.A.

smock mill

Södra Åby (Vallby)

Skåne

Södra Åby mölla

postmill

Trelleborg

Skåne

N.A.

postmill

Bromma

Stockholm

N.A.

smock mill

Holmgård

Stockholm

N.A.

smock mill

Riddarshomen

Stockholm

N.A.

wipmill

Stockholm

Stockholm

N.A.

postmill

Täby (Vallentuna)

Stockholm

Väsby kvarn

smock mill

Utö

Stockholm

N.A.

smock mill

Strängnäs

Sundby

N.A.

smock mill

Kungs-Husby

Uppsala

N.A.

smock mill

Falköping

Vastra Gotaland

N.A.

smock mill

Filsbäck

Vastra Gotaland

N.A.

smock mill

Stora Mellby

Vastra Gotaland

Väderkvarnen i Borg

smock mill

Finland (Suomi):

Bovik

Åland

N.A.

postmill

Geta

Åland

N.A.

postmill

Isaksö

Åland

N.A.

postmill

Kulla

Åland

N.A.

postmill

Lemland 

Åland

Red mill

postmill

Kuopio

Eastern Finland

N.A.

postmill

Haapala

Oulu

N.A.

postmill

Hailuoto

Oulu

N.A.

postmill

Lumijoki

Oulu

N.A.

postmill

Heljämäki (Järvenpää)

Southern Finland

N.A.

postmill

Loviisa

Southern Finland

N.A.

smock mill

Oripää

Southern Finland

N.A.

smock mill

Rahikkala

Southern Finland

Savitaipale

paltrokmill

Keski-Suomi

Western Finland

Red mill

wipmill

Korpoström (Korpo)

Western Finland

N.A.

postmill

Kristinestad

Western Finland

N.A.

postmill

Norrgrannas

Western Finland

N.A.

postmill

Turku

Western Finland

N.A.

smock mill

Vuohiluoma

Western Finland

N.A.

wipmill

Ypäjä

Western Finland

Tuulimylly Ypäjä

wipmill

Estonia:

Järve

Harjumaa

N.A.

postmill

Jausa, Käina

Hiiumaa

N.A.

postmill

Tubala, Pühalepa

Hiiumaa

N.A.

postmill

Koguva

Muhu

N.A.

postmill

Nautse

Muhu

N.A.

postmill

Angla

Saaremaa

N.A.

smock mill

Angla

Saaremaa

N.A.

postmill

Kaarma

Saaremaa

N.A.

postmill

Latvia:

Ceraukste

Bauska Rajons

N.A.

smock mill

Islice (Berzi)

Bauska Rajons

N.A.

smock mill

Araiši

Cēsu Rajons

N.A.

towermill

Veveri

Cēsu Rajons

N.A.

smock mill

Jekabpils

Jekabpils Rajons

Sunkaste windmill

paltrokmill

Platone

Jelgava Rajons

Peterlauki windmill

towermill

Ludza

Ludzas Rajons

N.A.

paltrokmill

Rīga

Riga Rajons

N.A.

smock mill

Ventspils

Ventspils Rajons

N.A.

smock mill

Lithuania:

Lazdininkai

Kretingos rajone

N.A.

smock mill

Stačiūnų

Pakruojo rajone

N.A.

smock mill

Stultiškiai

Panevėžio rajone

N.A.

smock mill

Šeduva

Radviliškio rajone

Velnio malūnas

towermill

Telšiai

Telšių rajone

N.A.

smock mill