Crowfield Windmill

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Crowfield Windmill
Crowfield windmill.jpg
Crowfield Mill, April 2007
Origin
Mill nameCrowfield Mill
Mill locationTM 151 571
Coordinates52°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 builtc1840
Information
PurposeCorn mill
TypeSmock mill
StoreysThree-storey smock
Base storeysOne storey
Smock sidesEight sides
No. of sailsFour Sails
Type of sailsPatent sails
WindingFantail
No. of pairs of millstonesTwo 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.