Monument record FSM 006 - Mill Lane

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Summary

Former water mill, post mill and smock mill site.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 8479 6723 (100m by 100m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL86NW
Civil Parish FORNHAM ST MARTIN, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Former water mill site. Listed as wheel mill and derelict in 1964-1965. Constructed of flint, brick and weather boarding. Run in conjunction with a post mill (moved) and a smock mill (blown down) for auxiliary power (S1). No longer extant, presumably demolished prior to erection of golf club house circa 1960s/1970s. Recently faced mill stream with ?C19 outlet into mill pond remains, though parish boundary extends further N, via pond, before returning to River Lark - suggests earlier course of Lark or mill stream (S2). Watermill operated by Mr Wicks in 1890 (S4).
Present course of Lark runs through fine surviving remains of brick lined flash lock - ?C18/C19.
Two windmills are shown on the 1st edition OS map (S3).
For layout of water course and mill buildings in 1958, see (S5). Also shown on OS 1884 map.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Bibliographic reference: Dolman, P. 1978. Windmills in Suffolk: a contemporary survey.
  • <S1> (No record type): Wailes R, `Suffolk Watermills', Trans Newcomen Soc, 37, 1964-1965, 105, 110.
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU, Pendleton C, site report, FSM 006, July 1990.
  • <S3> (No record type): OS, 1 inch to 1 mile map: sheet 54, 1836.
  • <S4> (No record type): Weston D E, The Lark Navigation, c.1980, 8.
  • <S5> (No record type): OS, 1:10560 mpa, TL 86 NW, 1958.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Record last edited

Mar 9 2021 4:21PM

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