TL9773 : Mill Farm and Upthorpe postmill

taken 6 years ago, near to Stanton, Suffolk, Great Britain

Mill Farm and Upthorpe postmill
Mill Farm and Upthorpe postmill
Stanton village is situated about nine miles north-east of Bury St. Edmunds, on the A143 road to Diss. The former WW II airfield RAF Shepherds Grove, where American forces were based, is nearby. The village lies at the junction of the Peddars Way and dates back to Roman times. The present parish was formed from two earlier parishes, Stanton All Saints and Stanton St John, with John's church having been abandoned in the process.
Stanton Postmill - Suffolk
Originally built in the mid 18th century (1751) on the opposite side of the village of Stanton, the mill had moved to this location by 1818. Modernisation took place with the addition of a brick roundhouse, the fitting of a fantail (to automatically turn the mill to face the wind), plus the replacement of common sails with the newly invented Cubitt’s patent sails with shutters.

The mill worked until 1918 after which the millers moved to the tower mill at Pakenham (preserved). After a public appeal for funds in the late 1930s the mill was repaired in 1939-41 and then worked for another ten years or so, for farm use only. It is now open at certain times of the year, still producing flour. The entrance fee is put towards upkeep.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 6 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 9713 7327 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.3268N 0:53.4664E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 9709 7326
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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