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Gainsford End Windmill

A Grade II Listed Building in Toppesfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9869 / 51°59'12"N

Longitude: 0.5126 / 0°30'45"E

OS Eastings: 572628

OS Northings: 235032

OS Grid: TL726350

Mapcode National: GBR PGH.JD3

Mapcode Global: VHJHX.TBV5

Plus Code: 9F32XGP7+Q2

Entry Name: Gainsford End Windmill

Listing Date: 27 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317300

English Heritage Legacy ID: 114519

Also known as: Gainsford End Mill, Toppesfield

ID on this website: 101317300

Location: Gainsford End, Braintree, Essex, CO9

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Toppesfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Toppesfield St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Corn windmill. 1869 date on tablet. Red brick tower. Circular plan. 5 storeys.
Segmental brick arches over openings: boarded door and two multi-paned cast-iron
windows to ground floor. Domed roof cap removed but wooden base frame still in
position. Interior: first floor has cast-iron great spur wheel engaging three
iron-mortise stone nuts; iron bevel wheel below spur wheel engages bevels on two
horizontal shafts with pulleys; 3 sets of tentering gear and one governor; 3 pairs
of millstones to second floor. Iron shaft continues to cast-iron wallower at top.

Listing NGR: TL7262835032

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