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© Mr A. C. A Seinet

IoE Number: 280787
Location: SMOCK MILL, 20 METRES NORTH OF MILL COTTAGE (INCLUDING ATTACHED ENGINE SHED AND OIL ENGINE), WOOLPIT ROAD
  DRINKSTONE, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr A. C. A Seinet
Date Photographed: 22 August 2002
Date listed: 15 November 1954
Date of last amendment: 18 April 1988
Grade II

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DRINKSTONEWOOLPIT ROADTL 69 SE1/34Smock mill, 20m north of-of Mill Cottage (includingattached engine shed and

DRINKSTONE WOOLPIT ROAD TL 69 SE 1/34 Smock mill, 20m north of - of Mill Cottage (including attached engine shed and 15.11.54 oil engine) (formerly listed with following item as Drinkstone Mills) GV II Smock windmill, now disused. Late C18, on earlier horse mill base. Altered early C20. Timber framed and weatherboarded, the smock tower with C20 felt cladding, partly replaced by mid C20 black plastic sheeting. Horse mill base is 16-sided, smock tower octagonal. Horizontally-boarded 'pepperpot' cap with finial. Ground floor and 3 floors above. In early C20 the windmill was dismantled, the wind-driven machinery removed and engine-driven gear installed, primarily for feed milling. This includes 2 pairs of stones on a hurst frame, hammer mill, mixer and elevator. Adjoining to north is a small timber engine shed containing a 25 h.p. Ruston and Hornsby oil-engine (installed 1932) from which the machinery was belt-driven. An interesting adaption of a windmill illustrating the final phase of rural milling.

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