Brent Pelham Windmill

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Brent Pelham Windmill
Origin
Mill name Brent Pelham Mill
Mill location TL 433 313
51°57′42″N 0°05′11″E / 51.96167°N 0.08639°E / 51.96167; 0.08639
Operator(s) Private
Year built 1826
Information
Purpose Corn mill
Type Smock
Storeys Two-storey smock
Base storeys Single-storey base
Smock sides Eight sides
Number of sails Four sails
Number of pairs of millstones Two pairs

Brent Pelham Windmill is a Grade II listed[1] smock mill at Brent Pelham, Hertfordshire, England which is derelict.[2][3]

History[edit]

Brent Pelham Mill was built in 1826 by William Halden,[1] who was at Meesden windmill in 1827. It was working until at least 1890 and was disused by 1898. At some point the mill was stripped of machinery and a water tank was built on the smock tower. The mill survives in this form today, clad in corrugated iron.[4]

Description[edit]

For an explanation of the various pieces of machinery, see Mill machinery.

Brent Pelham Mill is a two-storey smock mill on a single-storey brick base. It had four sails and drove two pairs of millstones.[4] The weatherboarding is vertical, and survives under the corrugated iron.[1]

Millers[edit]

  • Peter Harris 1839-54
  • Thomas Miles 1855-63
  • Walter Watson 1863-90

Reference for above:-[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "THE OLD WINDMILL, THE KENNELS, BRENT PELHAM, EAST HERTFORDSHIRE, HERTFORDSHIRE". English Heritage. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Brent Pelham Windmill" Windmill World. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  3. ^ "The Old Windmill, Brent Pelham" British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Moore, Cyril (1999). Hertfordshire Windmills and Windmillers. Sawbridgeworth: Windsup Publishing. pp. p108–109. ISBN 0-9533861-0-4. 

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