Saxmundham windmill, Suffolk

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post - roundhouse house converted

All that remains of Saxmundham post mill is the substantial 3 storey roundhouse, containing the trestle. The buck was dismantled in 1907, after it was hit by lightning, but prior to that was probably the tallest post mill in Europe.

Using photographic evidence, the brothers John and Derek Goldsmith have produced a model of the complete mill in its glory days. The model is on display at the Saxmundham museum which opened in April 2004.

The last working owners were the Turner family, who also owned a shop in the High Street. Photos show the shop front advertising "Miller and Baker, Dealer in Corn, Chaff, Malt and Hops. Ilims smoked and dried".

Model of Saxmundham mill, c2004 © John Goldsmith

Model of Saxmundham mill, c2004 © John Goldsmith


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Entries in photo archives:

Mill Hill [2008-09-11]

John Goldsmith

Saxmundham Mill, converted to house [2008-09-11]

John Goldsmith

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