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A Grade I Listed Building in Alford, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.2655 / 53°15'55"N

Longitude: 0.1838 / 0°11'1"E

OS Eastings: 545743

OS Northings: 376508

OS Grid: TF457765

Mapcode National: GBR YZQP.L3

Mapcode Global: WHJLL.S5PW

Plus Code: 9F52758M+6G

Entry Name: Windmill

Listing Date: 20 May 1953

Last Amended: 30 June 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1146936

English Heritage Legacy ID: 195531

Location: Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, LN13

County: Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Alford

Built-Up Area: Alford

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Alford St Wilfrid

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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TF 4476-4576

(west side)
Windmill (formerly listed as Hoyle's Mill, adjoining No 32)


Windmill. 1837, restored 1979, built by Alford millwright, Sam
Oxley. Black bitumen painted brick, with 5 wooden sails and ogee
cap. Tower mill of 6 floors tapering to moulded top. To ground
floor are double doors and to all other floors are 2 light
sliding sashes, in all 4 directions, with segmental heads. To
the second floor is a timber balcony, the full circumference of
the mill, with plain iron balustrade and double doors giving
access to the balcony. On the right hand side is a small cast
iron flywheel. On the opposite side to the sails is a fantail
on a cantilevered framework. The interior preserves all floors,
4 pairs of stones, ironwork and gearing by Tuxfords of Boston,
and it is all still in working order. This mill is the only one
surviving of Alford's 4 tower mills. The fly wheel at the base
of the mill connected by pulley to an engine in the adjacent shed
which was driven by town gas when there was insufficient wind to
operate the mill.

Listing NGR: TF4574376508

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