Ingleborough Tower Windmill, West Walton

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West Walton, Ingleborough Tower Windmill
West Walton Ingleborough Towermill.jpg
Ingleborough Towermill, near the village of West Walton
Origin
Mill locationMill Lane, West Walton
Grid referenceTF47391499
Coordinates52°42′45.04″N 0°10′49.08″E / 52.7125111°N 0.1803000°E / 52.7125111; 0.1803000Coordinates: 52°42′45.04″N 0°10′49.08″E / 52.7125111°N 0.1803000°E / 52.7125111; 0.1803000
Year built1824

Ingleborough Tower Windmill is one mile north of the village of West Walton in Norfolk, England.[1] The windmill is in the yard of Hill House Farm alongside a house and assorted farm buildings. The mill is now in a state of disuse. The mill tower was listed Grade II in 1951.[2]

The mill was built in 1824.[3] It stood over eight storeys high and is constructed from brick. At the fourth floor level there is a gallery. There are windows on each floor, with three windows on the south elevation. At its top there is a sawtooth cornice in brickwork, below curb track.[further explanation needed] The tower was topped with a white ogee cap which has been removed. A set of railings was installed around the top in 1980.[3] The sails, of which there were once six, were removed in 1940.[3] Internally the tower still has all its floors and stairs but all the machinery has been removed.[citation needed]

The mill is listed in the 1883 Kelly’s Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, with the miller who was also a baker and farmer.[4] In 1904, the mill was powered by both wind and steam.

References[edit]

  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 235(2006) – Wisbech & Peterborough North, Market Deeping & Crowland. ISBN 0-319-23807-5
  2. ^ Historic England. "Details from image database (221855)". Images of England. Retrieved 17 May 2009.
  3. ^ a b c [1] Norfolkmills/Ingleborough tower mill
  4. ^ Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, pp.544-5.