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© Mr G M Smith ARPS

IoE Number: 461801
Location: WARTON POST MILL, MILL LANE
  BRYNING WITH WARTON, FYLDE, LANCASHIRE
Photographer: Mr G M Smith ARPS
Date Photographed: 15 September 1999
Date listed: 26 June 1996
Date of last amendment: 26 June 1996
Grade II

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SD 42 NW BRYNNG WITH WARTON MILL LANE 1754- /12/10003 Warton Post Mill II Remains of Post Mill. C17 or earlier. Circular timber post, the base sunk into the ground and stabilised by crossed timbers or 'cross trees' raking struts or 'quarter trees' are morticed into the body of the mill post and joined to the cross trees to provide support for the mill post. ( This in turn would have supported a crown tree on which the body of the mill would have been constructed) The post is reduced in girth immediately above the junction of the post and the quarter bars, perhaps to provide a s eating for some part of the former superstructure. The sunk post mill was the earliest type of post mill found in England, and these remains are thought to be the sole surviving example of that type.

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