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Post Mill

A Grade II* Listed Building in Framsden, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1924 / 52°11'32"N

Longitude: 1.2054 / 1°12'19"E

OS Eastings: 619181

OS Northings: 259753

OS Grid: TM191597

Mapcode National: GBR VMJ.KK5

Mapcode Global: VHLB7.V533

Entry Name: Post Mill

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352134

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279659

Location: Framsden, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Framsden

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Framsden St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

FRAMSDEN MILL HILL
TM 15 NE
4/40 Post Mill
9.12.55

GV II*

Post mill. Circa 1760. Modernised 1836, when the mill was raised and the
roundhouse built (dated on a brick). Restored 1966-73. Timber framed and
weatherboarded buck of 3 floors with a felted roof. 2-storey red brick
roundhouse. Winding was by means of a fantail mounted above the steps: the
fan carriage has been restored but the fantail is dismantled and stored inside
the mill. One pair of patent sails remains. Machinery mainly dates from 1836
modernisation (by John Whitmore of Wickham Market) but the brakewheel is the
original, modified to clasp-arm construction. Windshaft, upright shaft,
wallower and spurwheel all of cast iron; stone nuts cast iron with wooden
cogs. 2 pairs of underdriven millstonbs in the breast. The sack hoist was
driven off a pulley mounted behind the brakewheel. Buck extended to rear in
late C19 to accommodate a flour dresser, the drive taken off the brakewheel by
a skew gear mounted on a layshaft. A good example of the C19 modernisation of
an older post mill, still retaining much of the C18 structure today.


Listing NGR: TM1918159753

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