Goldfield Mill, Tring

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Tring Windmill
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Goldfield Mill, Tring from Icknield Way
Origin
Mill nameGoldfield Mill
Grover's Mill
Mill locationSP 915 117
Coordinates51°47′21″N 0°40′20″W / 51.78917°N 0.67222°W / 51.78917; -0.67222Coordinates: 51°47′21″N 0°40′20″W / 51.78917°N 0.67222°W / 51.78917; -0.67222
Operator(s)Private
Year builtc1839
Information
PurposeCorn mill
TypeTower mill
StoreysFour storeys
No. of sailsFour sails
Type of sailsDouble Patent sails
WindingFantail
Auxiliary powerSteam engine

Goldfield Mill or Grover's Mill is a Grade II listed[1] tower mill at Tring, Hertfordshire, England which has been converted to residential accommodation.

History[edit]

Goldfield Mill was first mentioned in Pigot's Directory of 1839 when James Grover was the miller. The mill remained in the Grover family until 1880. In 1898, a 6 horsepower (4.5 kW) steam engine was installed as auxiliary power. During Thomas Liddington's tenure of the mill, miller Henry Liddington was fined £10 for taking an excessive toll of flour. Goldfield Mill was working by wind until 1908, when miller James Wright left to assume the tenancy of Pitstone Windmill.[2] The mill worked by steam until the 1920s[1] The mill was converted to residential accommodation in 1973.[2]

Description[edit]

Goldfield Mill is a four-storey tower mill. It had a pepperpot cap winded by a fantail. There were four Double Patent sails.[2] The upright shaft and cast iron great spur wheel survive.[1]

Millers[edit]

  • James Grover 1839-61
  • William Grover 1861-80
  • Thomas Liddington 1880-85
  • White & Putnam 1885-95
  • James Wright 1895-1908

Reference for above:-[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "THE BARN AND WINDMILL, 4 ICKNIELD WAY (south side), TRING, DACORUM, HERTFORDSHIRE". English Heritage. Retrieved 11 June 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d Moore, Cyril (1999). Hertfordshire Windmills and Windmillers. Sawbridgeworth: Windsup Publishing. pp. 99–100. ISBN 0-9533861-0-4.

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