Barnham Windmill, Suffolk

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Barnham Windmill
Origin
Mill name Barnham Mill
Mill location TL 867 791
Coordinates 52°22′41″N 0°44′38″E / 52.37806°N 0.74389°E / 52.37806; 0.74389Coordinates: 52°22′41″N 0°44′38″E / 52.37806°N 0.74389°E / 52.37806; 0.74389
Operator(s) Private
Year built 1821
Information
Purpose Corn mill
Type Tower mill
Storeys Three storeys
No. of sails Four Sails
Type of sails Patent sails
Windshaft Cast iron
Winding Fantail
No. of pairs of millstones Three pairs

Barnham Mill is a tower mill at Barnham, Suffolk, England which has been converted to residential accommodation.

History[edit]

Barnham Mill was built for the Duke of Grafton in 1821.[1] It is likely that the builder was George Bloomfield of Thelnetham. The mill was worked until 1923.[2] By the Second World War it was derelict, with the cap reduced to the frame and the fantail missing.[3] The mill was stripped of machinery in 1967.[1] It was subsequently incorporated into a house built alongside.[2]

Description[edit]

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

Barnham Mill is a three-storey tower mill which had four Patent sails[2] carried on a two piece cast iron windshaft.[1] It had a domed cap which was winded by a fantail. It had three pairs of millstones.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Flint, Brian (1979). Suffolk Windmills. Woodbridge: Boydell. pp. 39, 43. ISBN 0-85115-112-4. 
  2. ^ a b c d Dolman, Peter (1978). Windmills in Suffolk. Ipswich: Suffolk Mills Group. pp. 13, 40. ISBN 0-9506447-0-6. 
  3. ^ "Barnham windmill, Suffolk". Windmill World. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 

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