Colney Heath Mill, North Mymms

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Colney Heath Windmill
Origin
Mill name Colney Heath Mill
Mill location TL 205 055
51°44′8.53″N 0°15′20.38″W / 51.7357028°N 0.2556611°W / 51.7357028; -0.2556611
Operator(s) Private
Year built c1854
Information
Purpose Corn mill
Type Tower mill
Storeys Four storeys
Number of sails Four sails
Auxiliary power Steam engine
Number of pairs of millstones Three pairs

Colney Heath Mill is a Grade II listed[1] smock mill at Colney Heath (North Mymms), Hertfordshire, England which has been converted to residential accommodation.

History[edit]

Colney Heath Mill was built in the 1850s. It was working until 1906, latterly by steam engine.[2] The mill was converted to residential accommodation between 1999 and 2004[1] Although referred to as being in London Colney, the mill actually stands in North Mymms.[3]

Description[edit]

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

Colney Heath Mill is a four storey tower mill It has a domed cap. There were four sails which drove three pairs of millstones.[2]

Millers[edit]

  • Edward Whitehead 1854–62
  • Samuel Fairey 1862–75
  • James Fairey 1867–75
  • Henry James 1875–1900
  • William James 1900–06

Reference for above:-[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MILL AT MILL HOUSE, COURSERS ROAD (west side), COLNEY HEATH, ST ALBANS, HERTFORDSHIRE". English Heritage. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c Moore, Cyril (1999). Hertfordshire Windmills and Windmillers. Sawbridgeworth: Windsup Publishing. pp. p63–64. ISBN 0-9533861-0-4. 
  3. ^ "Victorian study of North Mymms". Brookmans Park. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 

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