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Cromer Windmill

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ardeley, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.941 / 51°56'27"N

Longitude: -0.1036 / 0°6'13"W

OS Eastings: 530452

OS Northings: 228642

OS Grid: TL304286

Mapcode National: GBR K8Y.BM2

Mapcode Global: VHGNW.5G2W

Entry Name: Cromer Windmill

Listing Date: 22 February 1967

Last Amended: 6 September 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101453

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159521

Location: Ardeley, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Ardeley

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ardeley

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 32 NW ARDELEY CROMER MILL LANE
(south side) Cromer

2/1 Cromer Windmill (at road
22.2.67 junction NE of village)
(formerly listed as Windmill under
general)

GV II

The entry shall be amended to read:

TL 32 NW ARDELEY CROMER MILL LANE

555-0-2/1 Cromer Windmill
22.02.67

GV II*

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Cromer
TL 32 NW ARDELEY CROMER MILL LANE
(south side)

2/1 Cromer Windmill
(at road junction NE of
village)
22.2.67 (formerly listed as
Windmill under general)

GV II

Post-mill. C18 (said to be c1720), ceased working c1923, body
repaired c1937, restored with sails and fantail 1967-9. Timber
frame with horizontal white weatherboarding carried up over ogee
shaped cap. Supported above an octagonal red brick roundhouse
with felted roof. Elaborately geared fantail, with openwork
blades and with carriage fixed to broad ladder at rear. Cast
iron windshaft for 4 patent sails (without shutters) now
dismantled and stored next the mill. A 2-storeys rotating mill
carried on a very large faceted central post supported by a large
timber trestle protected by the round house. The body is carried
on a massive crown-tree in the middle floor from which the rest
of the timer frame is hung. 2 stones are now set in the upper
floor in the breast of the mill, with cast iron gearing and
separate centrifugal governors at high level in the lower floor.
A hoist pulled up grain bags to the top of the mill through a
trap door and wooden chutes took the ground floor to the lower
floor. A steep ladder joins the two and small shuttered
apartures light the interior. The brake-wheel and brake have
been dismantled. The stones said to have been formerly arranged
with one in tail and one in the breast but this gave trouble and
altered to present arrangement and tailpole replaced by present
automatic fantail. The mill stands on an artificial mound the
site for the manorial windmill acquired c1222 (VCH (1912) 196).
Of special interest as a conspicuous landmark and the county's
only remaining post-mill. (Branch Johnson (1970) 52: Pevsner
(1977) 73: D Smith Enqlish Windmills II London 1932: A C Smith
Cromer Windmill Stevenage Mus. 1975).


Listing NGR: TL3045228642

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