Mile End Farm Mill, Reed

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Reed Windmill
Origin
Mill name Mile End Farm Mill
Mill location TL 359 386
Coordinates 52°01′45″N 0°01′05″W / 52.02917°N 0.01806°W / 52.02917; -0.01806Coordinates: 52°01′45″N 0°01′05″W / 52.02917°N 0.01806°W / 52.02917; -0.01806
Operator(s) Private
Year built c. 1822
Information
Purpose Corn mill
Type Tower mill
Storeys Four storeys
No. of sails Four sails
Year lost c. 1900

Mile End Farm Mill is a tower mill at Reed, Hertfordshire, England which has been truncated and converted to residential accommodation.

History[edit]

The earliest record of Mile End Farm Mill is its appearance on Andrew Bryant's map of Hertfordshire dated 1822. The mill was working until 1890 and was truncated c. 1900. The tower was incorporated into a house in the 1970s.[1]

Description[edit]

For an explanation of the various pieces of machinery, see Mill machinery.

Mile End Farm Mill was a four storey tower mill. No details of its cap and sails, internal machinery, millstones or whether it was winded by a fantail or not are known.[1]

Millers[edit]

  • William Giffen c. 1850-76
  • Frederick Giffen 1876-89
  • Thomas Clayden 1889-90

Reference for above:-[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Moore, Cyril (1999). Hertfordshire Windmills and Windmillers. Sawbridgeworth: Windsup Publishing. pp. 99–100. ISBN 0-9533861-0-4. 

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