Buttrums Mill, Woodbridge

Buttrums Mill, Woodbridge

A working mill until 1928, Buttrums Mill was built in 1836 by John Whitmore, a Wickham Market millwright.  Buttrum's Mill is a six storey tower mill with an ogee cap and a gallery.  The tower is 20 feet 6 inches (6.25 m) diameter internally at the base and stands 61 feet (18.59 m) to the finial, the tallest surviving mill in Suffolk. The cap is winded by a six bladed fantail and has four Patent sails with a span of 70 feet (21.34 m).

The mill is unusual in having a speaking tube connecting the floors.  One of the pairs of sails is shorter than the other pair.  

Buttrums Mill is usually open between 14:00 and 17:30 over Easter, and Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday from May to September but it is worth checking prior to a visit as opening is subject to the availability of volunteers.

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