Monument record SPT 034 - Sproughton Mill, River Gipping

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Summary

A red brick mill with a pantiled roof, and mill race (Listed). Also lock gates on adjoining river.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1247 4513 (100m by 112m)
Map sheet TM14NW
Civil Parish SPROUGHTON, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

A red brick mill with a pantiled roof, and mill race (Listed). Also lock gates on adjoining river.
All the machinery has been removed. It is now a paper store (S1).
Recorded as having wheel, with four pairs of stones (S2).
Probably same as watermill mapped by Eman Bowen in 1755 (S3) and Jos Hodskinson in 1783 (S4).
Earlier history not checked. Construction date unknown.
Listing describes it as late 18th century (though note mapped by 1755) watermill with mill race.
HER mapping after OS 1880s.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Cartographic materials: Bowen E. 1755. Accurate Map of the County of Suffolk.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Wailes, R.. 1960. County of East Suffolk, Survey of Watermills.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Wailes, R.. 1964-65. Suffolk watermills. Transactions of The Newcomen Society 37. 110.
  • <S4> Cartographic materials: Hodskinson J. 1783. A Map of the County of Suffolk Surveyed.

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Record last edited

Oct 3 2016 11:06AM

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