Blundeston Windmill

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Blundeston Windmill
Blundeston windmill June2011.jpg
The mill in June 2011
Origin
Mill name Blundeston Mill
Grid reference TM 5165 9747
Coordinates 52°31′00″N 1°42′26″E / 52.51676°N 1.70734°E / 52.51676; 1.70734Coordinates: 52°31′00″N 1°42′26″E / 52.51676°N 1.70734°E / 52.51676; 1.70734
Operator(s) Private
Year built c1820
Information
Purpose Corn mill
Type Tower mill
Storeys Four storeys
No. of sails Four Sails
Type of sails Patent sails
Winding Fantail
No. of pairs of millstones Two pairs

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

History[edit]

Blundeston Mill was built c1820 by Robert Martin, the Beccles millwright. The mill was worked until 1923 and dismantled in 1933 when it was converted to a house.[1]

Description[edit]

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

Blundeston Mill is a four storey tower mill which had four Patent sails. The boat shaped cap was winded by a fantail. The mill drove two pairs of millstones[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dolman, Peter (1978). Windmills in Suffolk. Ipswich: Suffolk Mills Group. pp. 13, 40. ISBN 0-9506447-0-6. 

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