1) A type of windlass which consisted of a cylindrical piece of wood or metal, evidently similar to or synonymous with ‘turn’.

1655 the Roule and Turne, geares and other utensils belonging to the sayd Coal pitts, Sharlston

1754 Iron work for a new Roole 39pd at 3˝ per pound, Beeston

1761 fetching the Coal pitt rowl and frames from Holme, Tong.

dates 1655 1754 1761

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