Goldfield Mill, Tring

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    Goldfield Mill, Tring from Icknield Way
    Origin
    Mill nameGoldfield Mill
    Grover's Mill
    Mill locationSP 915 117
    Coordinates51°47′49″N 0°40′30″W / 51.79694°N 0.67500°W / 51.79694; -0.67500Coordinates: 51°47′49″N 0°40′30″W / 51.79694°N 0.67500°W / 51.79694; -0.67500
    Operator(s)Private
    Year builtc1839
    Information
    PurposeCorn mill
    TypeTower mill
    StoreysFour storeys
    No. of sailsFour sails
    Type of sailsDouble Patent sails
    WindingFantail
    Auxiliary powerSteam engine

    Goldfield Mill or Grover's Mill is a Grade II listed[1] tower mill at Tring, Hertfordshire, England which has been converted to residential accommodation.

    History

    Goldfield Mill was first mentioned in Pigot's Directory of 1839 when James Grover was the miller. The mill remained in the Grover family until 1880. In 1898, a 6 horsepower (4.5 kW) steam engine was installed as auxiliary power. During Thomas Liddington's tenure of the mill, miller Henry Liddington was fined £10 for taking an excessive toll of flour. Goldfield Mill was working by wind until 1908, when miller James Wright left to assume the tenancy of Pitstone Windmill.[2] The mill worked by steam until the 1920s[1] The mill was converted to residential accommodation in 1973.[2]

    Description

    Goldfield Mill is a four-storey tower mill. It had a pepperpot cap winded by a fantail. There were four Double Patent sails.[2] The upright shaft and cast iron great spur wheel survive.[1]

    Millers

    • James Grover 1839-61
    • William Grover 1861-80
    • Thomas Liddington 1880-85
    • White & Putnam 1885-95
    • James Wright 1895-1908

    Reference for above:-[2]

    References

    1. ^ a b c Historic England. "THE BARN AND WINDMILL, 4 ICKNIELD WAY (south side), TRING, DACORUM, HERTFORDSHIRE (1342204)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 June 2009.
    2. ^ a b c d Moore, Cyril (1999). Hertfordshire Windmills and Windmillers. Sawbridgeworth: Windsup Publishing. pp. 99–100. ISBN 0-9533861-0-4.

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