Upper Mill, Walton

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Walton Windmill
Origin
Mill name Upper Mill
Walton Mill
Mill location TM 290 359
51°58′27″N 1°20′07″E / 51.97417°N 1.33528°E / 51.97417; 1.33528
Operator(s) Private
Year built 1804
Information
Purpose Corn mill
Type Smock mill
Storeys Two-storey smock
Base storeys Two storeys
Smock sides Eight sides
Number of sails Four Sails
Type of sails Patent sails
Winding Fantail
Number of pairs of millstones Two pairs

Upper Mill or Walton Mill is a Grade II listed[1] smock mill at Walton, Suffolk, England which has been conserved.

History[edit]

Upper Mill was built in 1804.[2] The mill was dismantled in the early 20th century leaving the empty smock tower standing.[3] The mill was on the Buildings at Risk Register in 1995 but repairs have since been carried out to the weatherboarding to ensure the mill's survival[2]

Description[edit]

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

Upper Mill is a two-storey smock mill on a two-storey brick base. It had four Patent sails and the boat-shaped cap was winded by a fantail. It had two pairs of millstones.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SMOCK MILL, HIGH STREET (south side), FELIXSTOWE, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK". English Heritage. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Regan, Dean (1997). Windmills of Suffolk. Suffolk: Dean Regan. pp. p44. ISBN 0-9531562-0-6. 
  3. ^ a b Dolman, Peter (1978). Windmills in Suffolk. Ipswich: Suffolk Mills Group. pp. p42. ISBN 0-9506447-0-6.