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Buck of Former Post Mill at Alder Carr Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1563 / 52°9'22"N

Longitude: 1.0556 / 1°3'20"E

OS Eastings: 609113

OS Northings: 255294

OS Grid: TM091552

Mapcode National: GBR TLD.X92

Mapcode Global: VHLBC.72W9

Plus Code: 9F435344+G6

Entry Name: Buck of Former Post Mill at Alder Carr Farm

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Last Amended: 26 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182292

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279318

Location: Creeting St. Mary, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP6

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Creeting St. Mary

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Creeting St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 05 NE 4/69
Buck of former post mill at Alder Carr Farm
(formerly listed as dovecote at Houghton Park Farmhouse)


The body or buck of a post mill, now disused. Early C19, originally built some ½ mile to the north. Moved here before 1880 after which it was used as a dovecote. Timber framed and weatherboarded; as a dovecote it had a hipped roof with gablets, now gone. Plastered internally with the nesting boxes still in place, the original floors removed. Post mill bucks were occasionally taken down and re-used in this manner; this is believed to be the last such example in the country. It is of considerable interest because it was moved in one piece and the original frame survives intact.

Listing NGR: TM0911355294

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