Brent Pelham Windmill

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    Brent Pelham Windmill
    Origin
    Mill nameBrent Pelham Mill
    Mill locationTL 433 313
    Coordinates51°57′42″N 0°05′11″E / 51.96167°N 0.08639°E / 51.96167; 0.08639Coordinates: 51°57′42″N 0°05′11″E / 51.96167°N 0.08639°E / 51.96167; 0.08639
    Operator(s)Private
    Year built1826
    Information
    PurposeCorn mill
    TypeSmock
    StoreysTwo-storey smock
    Base storeysSingle-storey base
    Smock sidesEight sides
    No. of sailsFour sails
    No. of pairs of millstonesTwo pairs

    Brent Pelham Windmill is a Grade II listed[1] smock mill at Brent Pelham, Hertfordshire, England which is derelict.[2][3]

    History

    Brent Pelham Mill was built in 1826 by William Halden,[1] who was at Meesden windmill in 1827. It was working until at least 1890 and was disused by 1898. At some point the mill was stripped of machinery and a water tank was built on the smock tower. The mill survives in this form today, clad in corrugated iron.[4]

    Description

    Brent Pelham Mill is a two-storey smock mill on a single-storey brick base. It had four sails and drove two pairs of millstones.[4] The weatherboarding is vertical, and survives under the corrugated iron.[1]

    Millers

    • Peter Harris 1839-54
    • Thomas Miles 1855-63
    • Walter Watson 1863-90

    Reference for above:-[4]

    References

    1. ^ a b c Historic England. "THE OLD WINDMILL, THE KENNELS, BRENT PELHAM, EAST HERTFORDSHIRE, HERTFORDSHIRE (/1176043)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 June 2009.
    2. ^ "Brent Pelham Windmill" Windmill World. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
    3. ^ "The Old Windmill, Brent Pelham" British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
    4. ^ a b c Moore, Cyril (1999). Hertfordshire Windmills and Windmillers. Sawbridgeworth: Windsup Publishing. pp. 108–109. ISBN 0-9533861-0-4.

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