Monument record SWL 004 - Victoria Mills; Little Moat Farm

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Summary

Swilland Windmill: `Large post mill with three storey roundhouse.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1898 5387 (45m by 60m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM15SE
Civil Parish SWILLAND, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Swilland Windmill: `Large post mill with three storey roundhouse. It ceased work in 1936 and was demolished in the mid 1950's. The roundhouse remains, slightly reduced in height and re-roofed for use as a gallery for pottery made in the adjacent steam mill. There were four patent sails, four pairs of stones (three in later years) and a fantail, originally sited above the rear gable' (S1). Mapped by Greenwood in 1824 (S1)(S2)(R1).
Shown as ?within two sides (W & S) of a wet ?square, `moated' enclosure on 1:10560 & 1:10000 maps and on 1900s OS map, however not shown on 1880s OS map so presumably relatively recent. Now known as Little Moat Farm (S3).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Dolman, P. 1978. Windmills in Suffolk: a contemporary survey. 47.
  • <R1> (No record type): Greenwood, map, 1824.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Flint,B.. 1979. Suffolk Windmills.
  • <S3> (No record type): OS, 1:10560 & 1:10000 maps, TM 15 SE, circa 1958 & 1980.

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Record last edited

Oct 15 2009 10:19AM

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