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Latitude: 51.9869 / 51°59'12"N
Longitude: 0.5126 / 0°30'45"E
OS Eastings: 572628
OS Northings: 235032
OS Grid: TL726350
Mapcode National: GBR PGH.JD3
Mapcode Global: VHJHX.TBV5
Entry Name: Gainsford End Windmill
Listing Date: 27 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1317300
English Heritage Legacy ID: 114519
Location: Toppesfield, Braintree, Essex, CO9
Civil Parish: Toppesfield
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Toppesfield St Margaret
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
The following item shall be added:-
TL 73 NW TOPPESFIELD GAINSFORD END WINDMILL
Corn windmill. 1869 date on tablet. Red brick tower. Circular plan. 5 storeys.
Segmental brick arches over openings: boarded door and two multi-paned cast-iron
windows to ground floor. Domed roof cap removed but wooden base frame still in
position. Interior: first floor has cast-iron great spur wheel engaging three
iron-mortise stone nuts; iron bevel wheel below spur wheel engages bevels on two
horizontal shafts with pulleys; 3 sets of tentering gear and one governor; 3 pairs
of millstones to second floor. Iron shaft continues to cast-iron wallower at top.
Listing NGR: TL7262835032
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