Colney Heath Mill

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    Colney Heath Windmill
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    Mill nameColney Heath Mill
    Mill locationTL 205 055
    Coordinates51°44′8.53″N 0°15′20.38″W / 51.7357028°N 0.2556611°W / 51.7357028; -0.2556611Coordinates: 51°44′8.53″N 0°15′20.38″W / 51.7357028°N 0.2556611°W / 51.7357028; -0.2556611
    Operator(s)Private
    Year builtc1854
    Information
    PurposeCorn mill
    TypeTower mill
    StoreysFour storeys
    No. of sailsFour sails
    Auxiliary powerSteam engine
    No. of pairs of millstonesThree pairs

    Colney Heath Mill is a Grade II listed[1] smock mill at Colney Heath, Hertfordshire, England which has been converted to residential accommodation.

    History

    Colney Heath Mill was built in the 1850s. It was working until 1906, latterly by steam engine.[2] The mill was converted to residential accommodation between 1999 and 2004[1]

    Description

    Colney Heath Mill is a four-storey tower mill It has a domed cap. There were four sails which drove three pairs of millstones.[2]

    Millers

    • Edward Whitehead 1854–62
    • Samuel Fairey 1862–75
    • James Fairey 1867–75
    • Henry James 1875–1900
    • William James 1900–06

    Reference for above:-[2]

    References

    1. ^ a b Historic England. "Mill at Mill House, Coursers Road (west side), Colney Heath, St. Albans, Hertfordshire (1296524)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 June 2009.
    2. ^ a b c Moore, Cyril (1999). Hertfordshire Windmills and Windmillers. Sawbridgeworth: Windsup Publishing. pp. 63–64. ISBN 0-9533861-0-4.

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