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Description: Smock Mill, 20 Metres North of Mill Cottage (Including Attached Engine Shed and Oil Engine)
Date Listed: 15 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 280787
OS Grid Reference: TL9641562096
OS Grid Coordinates: 596415, 262096
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2220, 0.8741
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DRINKSTONE WOOLPIT ROAD
TL 69 SE
1/34 Smock mill, 20m north of
- of Mill Cottage (including
attached engine shed and
oil engine) (formerly
listed with following
item as Drinkstone Mills)
Smock windmill, now disused. Late C18, on earlier horse mill base. Altered
early C20. Timber framed and weatherboarded, the smock tower with C20 felt
cladding, partly replaced by mid C20 black plastic sheeting. Horse mill base
is 16-sided, smock tower octagonal. Horizontally-boarded 'pepperpot' cap with
finial. Ground floor and 3 floors above. In early C20 the windmill was
dismantled, the wind-driven machinery removed and engine-driven gear
installed, primarily for feed milling. This includes 2 pairs of stones on a
hurst frame, hammer mill, mixer and elevator. Adjoining to north is a small
timber engine shed containing a 25 h.p. Ruston and Hornsby oil-engine
(installed 1932) from which the machinery was belt-driven. An interesting
adaption of a windmill illustrating the final phase of rural milling.
Listing NGR: TL9641562096
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Source: English Heritage
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