North Mill, Freckenham

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

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There were two mills in Freckenham in 1292 assessed at 40s. a year so it is possible that the two mills in Freckenham in the 19th-20th centuries were built on the same sites (Callard, 1924, p. 66-7). North Mill was built in 1821 according to Dolman (1978, p. 43). A ground floor inscription stated that 'The first grist ground at this mill was (by) Mr Ino Norman, Freckenham, June 30th, 1824' (Flint, 1979, p. 54). The mill had two patent sails and two common sails. It worked until c 1930 and was demolished in 1967 (Dolman, 1978, p. 43).

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Power source Wind
Mill type Smock mill
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 2419
Location Freckenham
Historic county Suffolk
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR TL 661 720
Latitude/longitude 52.32096700, 0.43565794



  • Bryan, Anthony, Mills Research Group Database
  • Callard, Ernest, The manor of Freckenham, an ancient corner of East Anglia (John Lane, 1924)
  • Dolman, Peter, Windmills in Suffolk: A contemporary survey (Suffolk Mills Group, 1978)
  • Flint, Brian, Suffolk Windmills (The Boydell Press, 1979)


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