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Latitude: 52.3338 / 52°20'1"N
Longitude: 0.8155 / 0°48'55"E
OS Eastings: 591924
OS Northings: 274363
OS Grid: TL919743
Mapcode National: GBR RF9.NZ2
Mapcode Global: VHKCT.2LYS
Entry Name: Watermill
Listing Date: 14 December 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1225779
English Heritage Legacy ID: 422300
Location: Sapiston, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP31
Civil Parish: Sapiston
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Honington All Saints
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
TL 97 SW SAPISTON
Disused watermill. C18. Red brick ground storey, timber-framed and
weatherboarded above, slate roof. Ventilating louvres in east gable, formerly
a lucam on the west gable. 3 floors. Main milling machinery, and much
auxilliary machinery, complete and in good condition. On the ground floor: an
internal undershop waterwheel, 16ft. in diameter, in cast iron, mounted on an
iron shaft. Control mechanisms for the 2 sluices are intact. Wooden clasp-arm
spurwheel meshing with 3 cast-iron stone nuts driving the millstones. On the
stone floor: 3 pairs of underdriven French burr stones, complete with their
furniture. Above the stones on the upright shaft a wooden clasp-arm crown-
wheel meshes with 3 iron gears, driving layshafts to power auxillary machinery.
Several carved inscriptions on the upright shaft, the earliest noted 1832. A
Boby grain cleaner, fed from bins above, and an elevator to return the cleaned
grain to the upper floor. On the bin floor: a 25ft long flour dresser, fed by
an Armfield shaker via an elevator. The sack hoist, bins and other partitions
survive in good order.
Listing NGR: TL9192474363
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