Money’s Tower Mill, Sleaford, UK
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N 52° 59.867 W 000° 24.520
30U E 673897 N 5875165
Quick Description: A disused Mill in the Centre of Sleaford
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/11/2007 9:39:29 AM
Waymark Code: WM1HDY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member montythemule
Views: 104

Long Description:
The late Peter Dolmans writes in his book "Lincolnshire Windmills - a contemporary survey...

“This huge tower mill was in existence by 1798, being depicted in an engraving of that date as having a broad reefing stage, squat ogee cap with fantail and four common sails. It was probably not very old at this time and it was subsequently rebuilt or modernised c.1810, when it was also raised slightly.

It worked until 1895 when the miller became bankrupt and the mill was subsequently dismantled. There were three pairs of stones and it formerly had large buildings attached to its base. The tower stands to its full height of approaching 70 feet, with eight storeys. All that remained of the machinery was a power drive from below to the spur wheel, but this was removed in 1985 during preliminary conversion work.”

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The late Peter Dolmans writes in his book "Lincolnshire Windmills - a contemporary survey...
“This tall tower mill was built in 1831 by the millwright Ingledew .It worked by wind until 1903 when an oil engine took over. It was modernised subsequently, with the old gearing removed. It remains in the corn trade although the tower is only used as a store now. It had six sails which drove four pairs of stones on the third floor and the upper stone spindle glut box bearings survive in place. The only other wind-driven gear to remain is part of the sack-hoist, which used an endless chain. The cap has been replaced by a low concrete dome which is supported by the old oak sheer-trees. There is a large hurst frame on the spacious ground floor which formerly contained two pairs of stones while a large grain cleaner by E.R.&F. Turner of Ipswich is on an upper floor.”
Date of Manufacture: 01/01/1798

Purpose: Milling

Is This Windmill Functional?: No

Open to the public: Not Listed

Windmill Farm: Not Listed

Cost: Not Listed

Museum on Site: Not Listed

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