Blackshore Mill, Reydon

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Blackshore Mill, Reydon
Blackshore Mill, Reydon.jpg
The mill in 2006
Mill location TM 491 759
52°19′28″N 1°39′24″E / 52.32444°N 1.65667°E / 52.32444; 1.65667
Operator(s) Private
Year built c1890
Purpose Windpump
Type Tower mill
Storeys Three storeys
No. of sails Four Sails
Type of sails Patent sails
Windshaft Cast iron
Winding Fantail
Type of pump Three throw plunger pump

Blackshore Mill is a Grade II listed[1] tower mill at Reydon, Suffolk, England which has been conserved.


Blackshore Mill was built c1890 by Robert Martin, the Beccles millwright, who beat Simon Nunn of Wenhaston in gaining the contract for the mill's construction. The mill only worked for about four years before the sails were blown off when the windshaft broke at the poll end.[2] The mill stood derelict for many years until repairs were carried out in 2002 to conserve the mill.[1]


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

Blackshore Mill is a three storey tower mill. It had a boat shaped cap winded by a fantail. The four Patent sails[3] were carried on a cast iron windshaft. The tower is about 26 feet 3 inches (8.00 m) high and all machinery is of cast iron.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "BLACKSHORE WINDPUMP, REYDON, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK". English Heritage. Retrieved 3 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Flint, Brian (1979). Suffolk Windmills. Woodbridge: Boydell. pp. 100–101. ISBN 0-85115-112-4. 
  3. ^ Dolman, Peter (1978). Windmills in Suffolk. Ipswich: Suffolk Mills Group. p. 52. ISBN 0-9506447-0-6.