St Martin's Mill, Canterbury facts for kids
|St Martin's Mill, Canterbury|
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|Mill location||Windmill Close, Canterbury|
|Grid reference||TR 165 578|
|No. of sails||Four|
|Type of sails||Patent sails|
|Fantail blades||Six blades|
|No. of pairs of millstones||Three pairs|
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.
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.
- Samuel Beard 1839
- Thomas Marsh 1839, 1849
- William Cannon 1845
- M Gooderson 1859 - 1862
- J Durrant 1862
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