Tower mill, Beaconsfield
Built in 1811, this tower mill ceased working in 1880. As a working mill it had 4 sails and a fantail, with an octagonal base which merged into a circular tower. After ceasing work a gale blew a sail off, after which it was run by a belt from a steam engine in a nearby shed.
By the 1930s most of the machinery had been removed. When surveyed by Arthur C Smith in 1976 it had become a ruin in the last stages of collapse, with about a third of the tower was standing with the remainder fallen into a heap of rubble.
|Mill type||Tower mill|
|Mill function||Corn mill|
|Country||England, United Kingdom|
|NGR||SU 948 901|
- Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database
- Buckinghamshire County Museum Archaeological Group, "Buckinghamshire Windmills" (Records of Bucks, 20 (4), 1978)
- Smith, Arthur C, Windmills in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire: a contemporary survey. (Stevenage Museum publications, 1976), p. 16
- Smith, Donald, English windmills, vol 2 (Architectural Press, 1932), p. 135
- Windmill World
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