Monument record THE 015 - Four storey tower mill built in 1819 by George Bloomfield.

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Summary

Four storey tower mill built in 1819 by George Bloomfield.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0110 7895 (51m by 50m)
Map sheet TM07NW
Civil Parish THELNETHAM, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Four storey tower mill built in 1819 by George Bloomfield. It ceased work in 1925 or 1926 and now stands derelict. The roof was blown off in 1976 and only fragments of two sails remain in place. There were four patent sails, a `beehive' cap with fantail and two pairs of stones. All the machinery remains in good order but will decay unless the roof is repaired in the near future (S1).
Recorded in gazetteer of significant Industrial Archaeological sites extracted from a 1980 booklet entitled 'Industrial Archaeology in and around Norfolk' and revised as 'Suffolk IA Sites in 1980' in Suffolk Industrial Archaeological Society Newsletter (SIAS Newsletter, 115, Nov 2011) where it is described as:
Tower corn windmill of 1819 with four patent sails restored to working condition by a team of enthusiasts, members of Suffolk Mills Group (S4).

Sources/Archives (8)

  • --- Article in serial: A, A. Bryan. 1998. Windmill gazetteer for England.
  • <M1> (No record type): Mills file: (S1)(S2)(S3).
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Dolman, P. 1978. Windmills in Suffolk: a contemporary survey. 48.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Flint,B.. 1979. Suffolk Windmills.
  • <S3> (No record type): Dolman P C J, letter to SAU and list of Suffolk Windmills on maps.
  • <S4> Newsletter: Gosling, J.. 2018. Eavesdropper No.57 Spring 2018.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.
  • <S6> Index: Historic England. Related Archives/Objects from NRHE. BF005610.

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Record last edited

Apr 26 2021 12:45PM

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