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Stansfield Mill
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The mill in 2006
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Origin
Mill location TL 785 528
Coordinates 52°08′40″N 0°36′35″E / 52.14444°N 0.60972°E / 52.14444; 0.60972Coordinates: 52°08′40″N 0°36′35″E / 52.14444°N 0.60972°E / 52.14444; 0.60972
Operator(s) Private
Year built 1840
Information
Purpose Corn mill
Type Tower mill
Storeys Five storeys
No. of sails Four Sails
Type of sails Patent sails
Winding Fantail
No. of pairs of millstones Two pairs

Stansfield Mill (English /ˈstænsfld/) is a Grade II listed tower mill at Stansfield, Suffolk, England which is derelict.

History

Stansfield Mill was built in 1840, replacing an earlier post mill. The millwright who built the mill is probably William Bear of Sudbury. It is not recorded when the mill ceased work, but the cap was removed in 1922 and the mill subsequently became derelict.

Description

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

Stansfield Mill is a five-storey tower mill. It had a dome shaped cap winded by a fantail. There were four Patent sails. The machinery is of wood, including the clasp arm great spur wheel. The mill drove two pairs of millstones.

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