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Post Mill Roundhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Saxmundham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2148 / 52°12'53"N

Longitude: 1.4864 / 1°29'11"E

OS Eastings: 638262

OS Northings: 263123

OS Grid: TM382631

Mapcode National: GBR XQC.4M9

Mapcode Global: VHM7N.QL4J

Plus Code: 9F436F7P+WH

Entry Name: Post Mill Roundhouse

Listing Date: 8 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366000

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462163

Location: Saxmundham, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP17

County: Suffolk

District: East Suffolk

Civil Parish: Saxmundham

Built-Up Area: Saxmundham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Saxmundham St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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841-1/3/48 Post Mill Roundhouse


Roundhouse of former post mill. Mid C19, containing late C18
trestle. Gault brick: boarded conical roof (partly missing).
Circular on plan.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys. Ground and first floor openings to each
quarter. Small-paned cast-iron windows under segmental brick
arches. Boarded entrance door to west; 1st floor loading
half-door to south; later doorway to north.
INTERIOR: brick piers support oak trestle of late C18 mill,
the main post cut off just above the joint with the quarter
bars. Unusual 1st floor structure, with 4 beams spanning
between the piers to form a square, within which are further
squares set diagonally to each other, leaving a central
octagonal void.
At 2nd floor level are 3 bins and a sack hoist bollard which
served engine driven machinery, including a pair of
millstones, now removed.
HISTORY: the mill, one of the tallest in Suffolk, was
dismantled in 1907. This, the remaining roundhouse, is a good
late example, dating from the time the mill was raised as a
result of encroaching residential development.

Listing NGR: TM3826263123

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