Drainage Mill at Spinney Farm, Amber Hill
Description: Drainage Mill at Spinney Farm
Date Listed: 5 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 192066
OS Grid Reference: TF2293346049
OS Grid Coordinates: 522933, 346049
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9977, -0.1697
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TF 24 NW AMBERHILL CLAYDIKE BANK
3/13 Drainage mill at
Drainage tower mill. c.1800, converted to steam power late C19.
Red brick, tarred, facetted slate roof, with lead dressings.
Circular plan. Squat tower reduced to half its former height,
with single planked door. To the right a large timber scoopwheel
with iron bands, and each spoke numbered, is set in a narrow
splayed channel and mounted on a large grit stone block. On the
left an iron flywheel for driving by a traction engine. Not
inspected internally. This is the only remaining pumping
windmill on Holland Fen and was in use, driven by a tractor,
until about 1960. Source: P. Dolman.
Listing NGR: TF2293346049
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