Stratton St Michael towermill - Stratton St Michael, Norfolk
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 28.927 E 001° 14.910
31U E 381058 N 5816104
Quick Description: Stratton St Michael towermill was built on a site to the east of the A140 Norwich to Ipswich road. Originally built as a three storey red brick mill, two additional stories had been added by 1865
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/17/2015 12:10:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMNHBD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member eikenboom
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Long Description:
" Stratton St Michael towermill was built on a site to the east of the A140 Norwich to Ipswich road. Originally built as a three storey red brick mill, two additional stories had been added by 1865, with the batter being reduced. A steam engine was installed c.1914 to provide auxiliary power.

A postmill to the north of the mill house was under the same ownership during at least the 1820s and 1830s.

The mill used 4 double shuttered sails struck by rack and pinion to power 2 pairs of stones and 2 flour mills. Each sail had 8 bays of 3 and 1 bay of 2 shutters. The Norfolk boat shaped cap had a petticoat and held a 6 bladed fan and a chain pole. Rex Wailes reported that on the upright shaft, a footstep in a brass pot was let into a spindle beam.

By 1972 a leanto building had been built against the tower and the mill had been capped with a conical green roof bearing a weathervane. At this time the mill was still trading as Long Stratton Mills."

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Purpose: Milling

Open to the public: no

Is This Windmill Functional?: No

Windmill Farm: no

Museum on Site: no

Date of Manufacture: Not listed

Cost: Not Listed

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