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Wind Engine and Former Mill House at Su 4268 5632, Ashmansworth

Description: Wind Engine and Former Mill House at Su 4268 5632

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 June 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 138485

OS Grid Reference: SU4268156320
OS Grid Coordinates: 442681, 156320
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3044, -1.3891

Location: Ashmansworth, Hampshire RG20 9QF

Locality: Ashmansworth
Local Authority: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: RG20 9QF

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Listing Text

The following structure shall be added to the list;

Wind engine and former
mill house at
SU 4268 5632


Wind engine and former mill house. C1891 engine made by John Wallis
Titt. Wind-engine of iron with steel tower; mill house of red brick
in English bond with half-hipped plain tile roof. Wind engine has
tapering, hexagonal,cross-braced tower approx 6 metres (20 feet
tall);brackets from former platform removed; sail frame with fantail
(sails removed); some remaining sheyting and cogged machinery. The
mill house has stepped eaves; gable end next to engine has blocked
low-level opening (through which are shaft from engine) and board door
below header brick arch; bricked-up opening in opposite gable;
inserted doorway at eaves on north side.
The sails were removed and put into storage in the 1960s; parts of the
machinery and of tower structure are lying on the ground beside it.
This wind-engine was of John Wallis Titt's 'Simplex' (approx 125
metres) engine design. It was used to pump up water from a 410 foot
well, and to grind corn.
J.K.Major, The Windmills of John Wallis Titt (The International
Molinological Society, 1977),pp.4,31 and 32.

Listing NGR: SU4268056320

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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