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IoE Number: 427346
Photographer: Mr Peter Tree
Date Photographed: 26 August 2004
Date listed: 13 December 1991
Date of last amendment: 13 December 1991
Grade II

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STANSFIELD-TL 75 SE7/10000Tower Mill immediatelywest of Mill House

STANSFIELD - TL 75 SE 7/10000 Tower Mill immediately west of Mill House II Tower mill, now derelict. Datestone "W E 1840", for William Everard. Probably by Bear of Sudbury. Red brick, partly missing cement render. Battered tower of 5 storeys, circular on plan; a few brick courses are missing at the top. Cap and sails removed since at least 1920's. 2 entrance doorways and 2 first floor loading doorways; boarded doors (some missing). Various window openings under segmental arches, 2 retaining 12-paned sash windows, the other windows missing. Interior: Some pitch pine main floorbeams, mostly supported on cast iron brackets'. Surviving machinery includes: lower half of wooden upright shaft, on which is mounted a wooden clasp-arm spurwheel with 2 sets of cogs, facing outwards and downwards, for main and auxiliary drives respectively; both stone nuts; some tentering gear including one pair of governors; cast iron pinion drive off spurwheel; a bolter, wire machine and smutter. The bolter is the last such machine to survive in a Suffolk windmill. This, together with some of the other machinery, was probably re-used from an earlier mill on the site.

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