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Aldeburgh Windmill
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The mill in 2007
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Origin
Mill name Fort Green Mill
Mill location TM 464 559
Coordinates 52°08′46″N 1°36′09″E / 52.14611°N 1.60250°E / 52.14611; 1.60250Coordinates: 52°08′46″N 1°36′09″E / 52.14611°N 1.60250°E / 52.14611; 1.60250
Operator(s) Private
Year built 1824
Information
Purpose Corn mill
Type Tower mill
Storeys Four storeys
No. of sails Four sails
Type of sails Patent sails
Windshaft Cast iron
Winding Fantail
Fantail blades Six blades
No. of pairs of millstones Two pairs

Fort Green Mill is a tower mill at Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England which has been converted to residential accommodation.

History

Aldeburgh working
The mill c. 1900

Fort Green Mill was built in 1824. It was converted into a house in 1902. During the Second World War it was used as a gun emplacement.

It was put up for sale in 2016.

Description

For an explanation of the various pieces of machinery, see Mill machinery.

Fort Green Mill is a four-storey tower mill. It had four patent sails and the domed cap was winded by a fantail. It had two pairs of millstones. A photograph of the working mill (above) shows that the sails were double patents carried on a cast-iron windshaft and the fantail had six blades.

Inscription on Fort Green Mill - Aldeburgh
Danish inscription on Fort Green Mill

There is an inscription, formerly above one of the doors, now on a wall "Herren skal bevare din udgang og din indgang". It means "The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in," Psalm 121 verse 8.

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