Fort Green Mill, Aldeburgh

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Aldeburgh Windmill
Aldeburgh working.jpeg

Fort Green Mill, Aldeburgh.jpg
The mill c. 1900 (top) and in 2007 (bottom)
Origin
Mill nameFort Green Mill
Mill locationTM 464 559
Coordinates52°08′46″N 1°36′09″E / 52.14611°N 1.60250°E / 52.14611; 1.60250Coordinates: 52°08′46″N 1°36′09″E / 52.14611°N 1.60250°E / 52.14611; 1.60250
Operator(s)Private
Year built1824
Information
PurposeCorn mill
TypeTower mill
StoreysFour storeys
No. of sailsFour sails
Type of sailsPatent sails
WindshaftCast iron
WindingFantail
Fantail bladesSix blades
No. of pairs of millstonesTwo pairs

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

History[edit]

Fort Green Mill was built in 1824. It was converted into a house in 1902.[1]

Description[edit]

Fort Green Mill is a four storey tower mill. It had four patent sails and the domed cap was winded by a fantail. It had two pairs of millstones.[2] A photograph of the working mill (above) shows that the sails were double patents carried on a cast iron windshaft and the fantail had six blades.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Regan, Dean (1997). Windmills of Suffolk. Suffolk: Dean Regan. p. 68. ISBN 0-9531562-0-6.
  2. ^ Dolman, Peter (1978). Windmills in Suffolk. Ipswich: Suffolk Mills Group. p. 42. ISBN 0-9506447-0-6.

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