This is the tallest surviving windmill in Suffolk, being 61 feet to the top of the cap. It was built c.1837 of red brick, laid in Flemish bond. It is 24½ feet in diameter at ground level, and the walls are two feet thick.
The Buttrum's, a well known Suffolk milling family, took it over in the 1860s. It is now maintained by Suffolk County Council and is open to the public at advertised times.
The mill has a website here which has a detailed history and diagrammatic explanation of how the windmill worked.
More information on this and other wind and water mills may be found on the excellent Windmill World site.
Check out my other windmill photographs in my Windmill Album.
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Photographs © Mark Collins 2006
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