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IoE Number: 280073
Location: POST MILL, WINGFIELD ROAD
  SYLEHAM, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK
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Date Photographed: N/A
Date listed: 27 September 1955
Date of last amendment: 27 September 1955
Grade II

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In the entry for the Following: SYLEHAM Wingfield Road TM 27 NW 5/124 - Post Mill 27.9.55 -- II The discription shall be amended to read: Corn Windmill. Built 1730 at Earsham Street; moved to present position in 1823; damaged in storm of October 1987. Roundhouse of clay lump, plastered and tarred with boarded conical roof; part of timber-framed buck remains above. Circular roundhouse with rectangular-plan buck. East Suffolk postmill. Two-storey round- house; buck formerly of 3 storeys. Roundhouse has two boarded hatches with boarded doors below; ladder to buck, formerly turned by six-bladed fantail now missing. Interior of roundhouse: brick piers and crosstrees to bottom storey; full-height stop-chamfered post with quarter bars to buck; two pairs of engine-driven millstones on a hursting complete with tuns,horses, hoppers etc.. ------------------------------------ SYLEHAM WINGFIELD ROAD TM 27 NW 5/124 Post Mill - 27.9.55 -- II Post mill, now derelict. Built 1730 at Earsham Street, Wingfield and moved to its present site c.1823. Last worked by wind 1954. Timber framed and weatherboarded buck with 3 floors on a 2-storey roundhouse of flint and clay lump, rendered and tarred. Remains of 2 patent sails, their shutters now stored inside the mill. Formerly winded by a fantail (now missing). Machinery intact; includes cast iron windshaft on which are mounted wooden clasp-arm head and tail wheels, each driving a pair of millstones via stone nuts. The head stones have been removed. A further pair of stones in the roundhouse was driven by a small oil engine in an adjoining shed.

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