Tricker's Mill, Woodbridge

Tricker's Mill is a Grade II listed[1] tower mill at Woodbridge, Suffolk, England which has been converted into holiday accommodation.[2]

Tricker's Mill
Trickers Mill - Woodbridge - geograph.org.uk - 2045734.jpg
The mill in the housing complex
Origin
Mill locationTM 268 491
Coordinates52°05′37″N 1°18′43″E / 52.09361°N 1.31194°E / 52.09361; 1.31194Coordinates: 52°05′37″N 1°18′43″E / 52.09361°N 1.31194°E / 52.09361; 1.31194
Year built1818
Information
PurposeCorn mill
TypeTower mill
StoreysFive storeys
No. of sailsFour Sails
Type of sailsPatent sails
WindshaftCast Iron
WindingFantail
No. of pairs of millstonesThree pairs

HistoryEdit

Tricker's Mill was built in 1818. It originally had a domed cap which was blown off in 1881.[3] A boat shaped cap was built to replace it. The mill worked by wind until c1920, with the cap and remaining pair of sails being removed in 1957, leaving the roofed over cap frame on the tower. In 1973, the mill was threatened with demolition but due to pressure from enthusiasts it was incorporated into Mussidan Place, a sheltered housing scheme for the elderly.[4] In 2011 Flagship Housing who run the sheltered housing decide to sell the Mill. W & T Catchpole, having bought the Mill, commission architect Tim Buxbaum and J P Chick & Sons Structural Engineers to liaise with Mark Barnard from Suffolk Coastal on emergency restoration work. Paul Rust commences work to repair and stabilise the mill in January 2012. By March 2016 the work has been completed and the mill is available to rent as holiday accommodation.[3]

DescriptionEdit

Tricker's Mill is a five storey tower mill which formerly had a boat shaped cap with a gallery which was winded by a fantail. It had four Patent sails and drove three pairs of millstones, of which two pairs remain.[4] The cast iron windshaft had previously been used in a post mill.[5] The majority of the machinery survives in the mill.[4]

See alsoEdit

Other mills in, or strongly connected with Woodbridge:-

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Historic England. "TRICKERS MILL, THEATRE STREET (south side), WOODBRIDGE, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK (1300668)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Boutique style converted windmill. in Woodbridge". Airbnb. Retrieved 2016-10-30.
  3. ^ a b "History of Trickers Mill - Trickers Mill". Trickers Mill. Retrieved 2016-10-30.
  4. ^ a b c Dolman, Peter (1978). Windmills in Suffolk. Ipswich: Suffolk Mills Group. p. 46. ISBN 0-9506447-0-6.
  5. ^ Flint, Brian (1979). Suffolk Windmills. Woodbridge: Boydell. p. 39. ISBN 0-85115-112-4.

External linksEdit

  • Windmill World webpage on Tricker's Mill.
  • Trickers Mill Website containing the complete history of Trickers Mill and images from inside the Mill.