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St Martin's Mill, Canterbury
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Origin
Mill location Windmill Close, Canterbury
Grid reference TR 165 578
Year built 1817
Information
Purpose Corn mill
Type Tower mill
Storeys Four storeys
No. of sails Four
Type of sails Patent sails
Windshaft Cast iron
Winding Fantail
Fantail blades Six blades
No. of pairs of millstones Three pairs

St Martin's Mill is a Grade II listed, house converted tower mill in Canterbury, Kent, England.

History

St Martin's Mill was built in 1817 by John Adams. It was working until 1890 and was converted into a house by a Mr Couzens in 1920. There was a proposal to demolish the mill in April 1958, but a preservation order was placed on the mill by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government.

Description

St Martins Mill is a four-storey brick tower mill, rendered with cement. It had a Kentish-style cap, four single patent sails and was winded by a fantail. There was a stage at first-floor level. The windshaft is of cast iron. The Brake Wheel and Wallower survive, as does the drive to the sack hoist. The mill drove three pairs of stones.

Millers

  • Samuel Beard 1839
  • Thomas Marsh 1839, 1849
  • William Cannon 1845
  • M Gooderson 1859 - 1862
  • J Durrant 1862
  • Richardson
  • Bradley
  • Robinson
  • Bax
  • Coaks
  • Rackham
  • Lawrence

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