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Barnet Gate Mill, Arkley

A wind-powered corn mill in the historic county of Hertfordshire, England.

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Arkley Mill, near Barnet Gate, originally stood in Hertfordshire and was transferred to Greater London as the result of border changes in 1974. It ceased work early in the 20th century and became derelict for a short period until it was restored in the 1930s. Extensive repairs were undertaken in 1984-85 by Millwrights International Ltd. of Mapledurham near Reading.

A well-preserved tower mill, Arkley Mill stands in a private garden. The cap and sails have been restored but the mill is not in working order. Only one pair of millstones remain in the mill; these are underdriven on the first floor. The brake wheel is of wooden clasp-arm construction, mounted on an iron windshaft. There is an 8-bladed fantail behind the dome-shaped cap which features a full gallery. Two spring-shuttered and two common sails are fitted; these would have been operated from a wide staging surrounding the mill at first floor level, which is now missing.

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Power source Wind
Mill type Tower mill
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 2594
Location Arkley
Historic county Hertfordshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR TQ 217 953
Latitude/longitude 51.64312210, -0.24226131

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