Monument record BUT 028 - Butley Mills

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Watermill (and Windmills to SW) shown by Norden circa 1600, Bowen 1755, Hodskinson 1783 (including windmill) & OS 1880s (including 2 windmills).


Grid reference Centred TM 3852 5163 (105m by 173m)
Map sheet TM35SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Watermill (and Windmill to SW) shown by Norden circa 1600 (Ipswich Record Office), Bowen 1755, Hodskinson 1783 (including windmill) & OS 1880s (including 2 windmills).
Wailes (1960) states 'This red brick and pantiled mill was recently gutted of all old machinery. She was reported to have been a tide mill, but this is not so. She was back-watered and stopped when the tide was up" (S4).
Note: A miller is recorded at Butley in 1650-1699, 1844 and 1912 (S5).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Map: Bowen E, 1755.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Mills File (S5).
  • <S2> Cartographic materials: Hodskinson, J.. 1783. The County of Suffolk surveyed.
  • <S3> Map: OS. OS Map. 1:2500, 1880s.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Survey. Wailes, County of East Suffolk, Survey of Watermills, ms, 1960.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Goult W. 1990. A Survey of Suffolk Parish History. E Suffolk A-H, 1990.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 22 2021 2:46PM

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