Crowfield Windmill

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Crowfield Windmill
Crowfield windmill.jpg
Crowfield Mill, April 2007
Origin
Mill name Crowfield Mill
Mill location TM 151 571
Coordinates 52°10′12″N 1°08′47″E / 52.17000°N 1.14639°E / 52.17000; 1.14639Coordinates: 52°10′12″N 1°08′47″E / 52.17000°N 1.14639°E / 52.17000; 1.14639
Operator(s) Private
Year built c1840
Information
Purpose Corn mill
Type Smock mill
Storeys Three-storey smock
Base storeys One storey
Smock sides Eight sides
No. of sails Four Sails
Type of sails Patent sails
Winding Fantail
No. of pairs of millstones Two pairs

Crowfield Windmill is a smock mill at Crowfield, Suffolk, England which has been conserved.

History[edit]

Crowfield Windmill was originally built as a drainage mill near Great Yarmouth. It was moved to Crowfield c1840 and converted to a corn mill. The mill worked by wind until 1916 when the cap was blown off. An auxiliary engine was used to power the millstones until the mid-1930s.[1]

Description[edit]

Crowfield Windmill is a three-storey smock mill on a single-storey brick base. It had four patent sails and the boat-shaped cap was winded by a fantail.[1] It has two pairs of underdrift millstones which are mounted on a hurst frame.[2]

Millers[edit]

  • Gibbons - 1930s

Reference for above:-[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dolman, Peter (1978). Windmills in Suffolk. Ipswich: Suffolk Mills Group. p. 41. ISBN 0-9506447-0-6. 
  2. ^ a b Flint, Brian (1979). Suffolk Windmills. Woodbridge: Boydell. p. 50. ISBN 0-85115-112-4.