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Gainsford End Windmill, Toppesfield

Description: Gainsford End Windmill

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 114519

OS Grid Reference: TL7262835032
OS Grid Coordinates: 572628, 235032
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9869, 0.5126

Locality: Toppesfield
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO9 4EJ

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Listing Text

The following item shall be added:-



Corn windmill. 1869 date on tablet. Red brick tower. Circular plan. 5 storeys.
Segmental brick arches over openings: boarded door and two multi-paned cast-iron
windows to ground floor. Domed roof cap removed but wooden base frame still in
position. Interior: first floor has cast-iron great spur wheel engaging three
iron-mortise stone nuts; iron bevel wheel below spur wheel engages bevels on two
horizontal shafts with pulleys; 3 sets of tentering gear and one governor; 3 pairs
of millstones to second floor. Iron shaft continues to cast-iron wallower at top.

Listing NGR: TL7262835032

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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