Cockfield Windmill

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Cockfield Mill
Origin
Mill name Cockfield Mill
Mill location TL 904 539
Coordinates 52°09′01″N 0°47′02″E / 52.15028°N 0.78389°E / 52.15028; 0.78389Coordinates: 52°09′01″N 0°47′02″E / 52.15028°N 0.78389°E / 52.15028; 0.78389
Operator(s) Private
Year built 1891
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

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

History[edit]

Cockfield Mill was erected in 1891 by Brewer & Sillitoe, the Long Melford millwrights. It replaced Pepper Mill, an earlier tower mill on the site.[1] It ceased work in 1900. The cap was removed c1918 and the mill was used for many years as a store.[2] The empty tower has been converted to residential accommodation.[1]

Description[edit]

Cockfield Mill is a four storey tower mill. It had a domed cap winded by a fantail. The four Patent sails drove two pairs of millstones.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Regan, Dean (1997). Windmills of Suffolk. Suffolk: Dean Regan. p. 54. ISBN 0-9531562-0-6. 
  2. ^ a b Dolman, Peter (1978). Windmills in Suffolk. Ipswich: Suffolk Mills Group. p. 41. ISBN 0-9506447-0-6. 

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