Monument record LKH 140 - Great Fen Mill, Lakenheath

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Great Fen Mill.


Grid reference Centred TL 6774 8549 (58m by 59m)
Map sheet TL68NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Great Fen Mill. Drainage pumping mill. Large smock mill, built in the mid C19 by Hunt of Soham. It worked until the Great War and was pulled down in the late 1940s. The lower parts of the base remain, used as a rubbish dump. There were four common sails, a boat shaped cap and tailpole, and a scoop wheel (S1).
For detailed plot see OS 1926 map (S3).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Dolman, P. 1978. Windmills in Suffolk: a contemporary survey. 51.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Flint, B.. 1979. Suffolk Windmills. Flint B, Suffolk Windmills, 1979, 143.
  • <S3> Map: OS. OS Map. OS, map, 1926.
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1958. OS 6" 1958.

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Record last edited

Dec 17 2020 1:55PM

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