Ingleborough Tower Windmill, West Walton

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West Walton, Ingleborough Tower Windmill
Windmill
West Walton Ingleborough Towermill.jpg
Ingleborough Towermill, near the village of West Walton
Country England
State Norfolk
Region East of England
District King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Municipality West Walton
Location Mill Lane, West Walton
 - coordinates 52°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
Style Circular and tapering
Material Brick
Founded 1824
Visitation In private ownership
Ingleborough Tower Windmill, West Walton is located in Norfolk
Ingleborough Tower Windmill, West Walton
East Runton Windmill within Norfolk
Map Ref: TF47391499

Ingleborough Tower Windmill is located one mile north of the village of West Walton in the English county of Norfolk.[1] The windmill is situated in the yard of Hill House Farm along with a house and assorted farm buildings. The mill is now in a state of disuse. The mill tower was made a Grade II listed building in 1951.[2]

Description[edit]

This tall mill was built in 1824.[3] The tower mill 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 top to bottom with three windows on the south elevation. At its crown there is a Sawtooth cornice in brickwork, below curb track. 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.

History[edit]

In kelly’s Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk of 1883, Ingleborough towermill is listed as being in the ownership of William Judd,[4] a miller, baker and farmer. In Kelly's Directory of 1904, the proprietor was Henry Fretwell, a corn miller and the mill was said to powered by both wind & steam.

Gallery[edit]

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.