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© Miss Nicola De Gruchy

IoE Number: 138485
Photographer: Miss Nicola De Gruchy
Date Photographed: 30 March 2003
Date listed: 17 June 1991
Date of last amendment: 17 June 1991
Grade II

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The following structure shall be added to the list;SU 45 NWASHMANSWORTHCRUX EASTON2/30

The following structure shall be added to the list; SU 45 NW ASHMANSWORTH CRUX EASTON 2/30 Wind engine and former mill house at SU 4268 5632 II Wind engine and former mill house. C1891 engine made by John Wallis Titt. Wind-engine of iron with steel tower; mill house of red brick in English bond with half-hipped plain tile roof. Wind engine has tapering, hexagonal,cross-braced tower approx 6 metres (20 feet tall);brackets from former platform removed; sail frame with fantail (sails removed); some remaining sheyting and cogged machinery. The mill house has stepped eaves; gable end next to engine has blocked low-level opening (through which are shaft from engine) and board door below header brick arch; bricked-up opening in opposite gable; inserted doorway at eaves on north side. The sails were removed and put into storage in the 1960s; parts of the machinery and of tower structure are lying on the ground beside it. This wind-engine was of John Wallis Titt's 'Simplex' (approx 125 metres) engine design. It was used to pump up water from a 410 foot well, and to grind corn. J.K.Major, The Windmills of John Wallis Titt (The International Molinological Society, 1977),pp.4,31 and 32.

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