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Description: Post Mill
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279659
OS Grid Reference: TM1918159753
OS Grid Coordinates: 619181, 259753
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1924, 1.2054
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FRAMSDEN MILL HILL
TM 15 NE
4/40 Post Mill
Post mill. Circa 1760. Modernised 1836, when the mill was raised and the
roundhouse built (dated on a brick). Restored 1966-73. Timber framed and
weatherboarded buck of 3 floors with a felted roof. 2-storey red brick
roundhouse. Winding was by means of a fantail mounted above the steps: the
fan carriage has been restored but the fantail is dismantled and stored inside
the mill. One pair of patent sails remains. Machinery mainly dates from 1836
modernisation (by John Whitmore of Wickham Market) but the brakewheel is the
original, modified to clasp-arm construction. Windshaft, upright shaft,
wallower and spurwheel all of cast iron; stone nuts cast iron with wooden
cogs. 2 pairs of underdriven millstonbs in the breast. The sack hoist was
driven off a pulley mounted behind the brakewheel. Buck extended to rear in
late C19 to accommodate a flour dresser, the drive taken off the brakewheel by
a skew gear mounted on a layshaft. A good example of the C19 modernisation of
an older post mill, still retaining much of the C18 structure today.
Listing NGR: TM1918159753
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Source: English Heritage
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