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Windmill, Alford

Description: Windmill

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 195531

OS Grid Reference: TF4576376504
OS Grid Coordinates: 545763, 376504
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2655, 0.1841

Location: 29 A1104, Alford, Lincolnshire LN13 9EQ

Locality: Alford
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN13 9EQ

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Listing Text

TF 4476-4576
(west side)
5/9 Windmill (formerly
listed as Hoyle's Mill,
20-5-53 adjoining No 32)

G.V. I

Windmill. 1837, restored 1979, built by Alford millwright, Sam
Oxley. Black bitumen painted brick, with 5 wooden sails and ogee
cap. Tower mill of 6 floors tapering to moulded top. To ground
floor are double doors and to all other floors are 2 light
sliding sashes, in all 4 directions, with segmental heads. To
the second floor is a timber balcony, the full circumference of
the mill, with plain iron balustrade and double doors giving
access to the balcony. On the right hand side is a small cast
iron flywheel. On the opposite side to the sails is a fantail
on a cantilevered framework. The interior preserves all floors,
4 pairs of stones, ironwork and gearing by Tuxfords of Boston,
and it is all still in working order. This mill is the only one
surviving of Alford's 4 tower mills. The fly wheel at the base
of the mill connected by pulley to an engine in the adjacent shed
which was driven by town gas when there was insufficient wind to
operate the mill.

Listing NGR: TF4576376504

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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