Six hundred years after that, we get the windmill for irrigation.
But in the beginning of the 15th century new possibilities were revealed by the adaptation of the windmill to the purpose of pumping water.
The Windmill tavern occupies a prominent position in the action of Every Man in his Humour.
Here there are large summer hotels, old residences built in the prosperous days of whaling, old lean-to houses, old graveyards and an octagonal towered windmill built in 1746.
Brixham Cave, called also Windmill Hill Cavern, is a wellknown ossiferous cave situated near Brixham, on the brow of a hill composed of Devonian limestone.