Description: Post Mill
Date Listed: 27 September 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280073
OS Grid Reference: TM2139177707
OS Grid Coordinates: 621391, 277707
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3527, 1.2494
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In the entry for the Following:
SYLEHAM Wingfield Road
TM 27 NW
- Post Mill
The discription shall be amended to read:
Corn Windmill. Built 1730 at Earsham Street; moved to present
position in 1823; damaged in storm of October 1987. Roundhouse
of clay lump, plastered and tarred with boarded conical roof; part
of timber-framed buck remains above. Circular roundhouse with
rectangular-plan buck. East Suffolk postmill. Two-storey round-
house; buck formerly of 3 storeys. Roundhouse has two boarded
hatches with boarded doors below; ladder to buck, formerly turned
by six-bladed fantail now missing. Interior of roundhouse: brick
piers and crosstrees to bottom storey; full-height stop-chamfered
post with quarter bars to buck; two pairs of engine-driven
millstones on a hursting complete with tuns,horses, hoppers etc..
SYLEHAM WINGFIELD ROAD
TM 27 NW
5/124 Post Mill
Post mill, now derelict. Built 1730 at Earsham Street, Wingfield and moved to
its present site c.1823. Last worked by wind 1954. Timber framed and
weatherboarded buck with 3 floors on a 2-storey roundhouse of flint and clay
lump, rendered and tarred. Remains of 2 patent sails, their shutters now
stored inside the mill. Formerly winded by a fantail (now missing).
Machinery intact; includes cast iron windshaft on which are mounted wooden
clasp-arm head and tail wheels, each driving a pair of millstones via stone
nuts. The head stones have been removed. A further pair of stones in the
roundhouse was driven by a small oil engine in an adjoining shed.
Listing NGR: TM2139177707
Source: English Heritage
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