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Herringfleet Marsh Mill, Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet

Description: Herringfleet Marsh Mill

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 282365

OS Grid Reference: TM4654397625
OS Grid Coordinates: 646543, 297625
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5207, 1.6327

Location: Saint Olaves Road, Lowestoft NR32 5QT

Locality: Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR32 5QT

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Listing Text

TM 49 NE
1/14 Herringfleet Marsh Mill
Smock drainage mill, preserved in working order by Suffolk County Council.
Circa 1820, probably by Barnes of Yarmouth. Octagonal timber framed and black
weatherboarded tower on a brick plinth, with 2 floors above the ground floor.
Boat-shaped cap. There are 4 common (cloth-spread) sails and winding is by a
braced tailpole with a geared hand winch. The internal machinery comprises
cast iron windshaft, all-wood clasp-arm brakewheel and wallower, wooden
upright shaft; at the base of the upright shaft a cast iron crown wheel drives
an iron pit wheel with wooden cogs. External scoopwheel, the shaft driving it
inscribed 'W.T. ENGLAND. MILLWRIGHT. YARMOUTH 1910.' There is a small ground
floor fireplace, the internal flue extending only to first floor level. This
is the last full-size smock drainage mill in the Broads area.

Listing NGR: TM4994898801

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Source: English Heritage

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