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 name Fort Green Mill
Mill location TM 464 559
Coordinates 52°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 built 1824
Information
Purpose Corn mill
Type Tower mill
Storeys Four storeys
No. of sails Four sails
Type of sails Patent sails
Windshaft Cast iron
Winding Fantail
Fantail blades Six blades
No. of pairs of millstones Two 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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