Monument record LCS 016 - Minsmere Level, Eastbridge

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Mill - wind pump, site of.


Grid reference Centred TM 4680 6622 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM46NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

`Minsmere Level. Small smock mill built in the mid C19. It worked until 1940 and was blown down on February 19th 1977. The remains were rescued by members of Suffolk Mills Group and taken into storage. At the time of writing, the mill is being rebuilt by Jameson Marshall Ltd for the Museum of East Anglian Life at Stowmarket, where it will stand near the re-erected Alton Watermill on the museum site (GR 045 580). There were four patent sails, a boat shaped cap with fantail and a triple plunger pump with unusual square cylinders' (S1). First mapped in 1903 (S2).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <M1> (No record type): Mills file: (S1)(S2).
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Dolman, P. 1978. Windmills in Suffolk: a contemporary survey. 51.
  • <S2> (No record type): Flint B, Suffolk Windmills, 1979, 144.
  • <S3> Index: National Record of Industrial Monuments. Recorded by MJ Barnard, Oct-1971, Record No.268474.
  • <S4> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Record last edited

Sep 27 2021 12:48PM

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