Can anybody help? Site of Windmill

Garry ask “I need to know urgently if a windmill stood on the piece of land opposite the house known as Mill House in Quadring which is situated between the towns of Gosberton and Donnington in Linconshire.Thank you Garry.”

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    1. Hello Paul many thanks for your help.May I just ask one more question where would I go to try and find a photograph of Judy Cross Mill before it was destroyed? Do you think that it might appear in the Church archives?I really thank you for your time.Garry.

  1. The house was lived in by Miller Smith [ Jim ] in the 50’s,who had a engine driven mill behind the big house just past the chapel on the lefthand sidegoing down the Eaudyke Road from the cross roads. It was opposite one of the entrances to Cecil Robinson’s yard. Later J.W.Fillingham’s.The gateway also led to the Quadring youth team football pitch.

    1. Thank you Terence,am I right in saying that the Mill was on the piece of land opposite the property known as Mill House.Would you have any idea as to where I might obtain a photograph of the Mill?Thank you for your help,i really appreciate you taking the time to reply.Kind regards.Garry.

      1. Yes I have a photo of Judy Cross mill but not to clear taken 1925 showing mill & engine house no sails, the photo is on part of another photo.

        1. Can we get a copy of it. I can take copy and leave you the original.
          Regards
          Geoff

          1. I could email you the photo if you let me know your email address.

            Regards

            R A Woodhead

          2. Hello Richard thank you so much,If you could either send a copy of the photograph to Geoff or to me at garry.vanweenen@btinternet.com any expense incurred i will remburse you immediately . thank you Richard and Geoff for all your help.Kind regards.Garry.

  2. Hello Garry,
    I have had an interest in Mills for about 50years, and have searched my books, and various sources on line to find a picture, but it seems there are none out there – found 2 for Gosberton and 2 for Donington, but is seems Judy Cross was completely off the radar. If I come across anything, I will let you know, but maybe you will find a picture at Quadring Church, Ascoughee Hall, Spalding, Lincolnshire Archives, Kelly’s Directories might provide some local information. You could also try: http://catalogue.millsarchive.org/search?subjects=1762&places=8423&query=judy+cross+tower+mill&repos=&limit=20&sort=lastUpdated, also SPAB (Society for Preservation of Ancient Buildings) might be able to help.

    Might I enquire why you are interested – maybe we could meet up for a chat?

    Regards,
    Paul Matten
    Spalding.

  3. Was there any progress with this inquiry? Would really like to know if the picture has been published.

  4. I DID SOME RESEARCH FOR QUADRING HISTORY NIGHT IN EARLY SEPT & FOUND OUT QUITE A BIT ON THE WINDMILL. IT WAS REFERED TO AS A POST MILL BUILT AROUND EARLY 1800s BURNT OUT SEVERLY ONCE, SOLD A FEW TIMES, ALSO ADVERTISED FOR LABOUR IN BAKEHOUSE & MILL & THE SAILS HIT A BOY OVER THE HEAD & KILLED HIM. BUT STILL NO GOOD PHOTO! REGARDS RICHARD A WOODHEAD.

  5. There was/is of course a tower mill in Richard Casswell’s paddock on the main road in Quadring – near the Red Cow pub. It was used in the late 50’s as a changing room for the local football team – home team downstairs – the visitors on the first floor. Presumably it had a name – it would be interesting to see if it is recorded. It had a very short tower ( although I think it would have been taller in it’s heyday and have at least three floors – whereas I have only witnessed two). Any info would be appreciated.

    1. I have forwarded your queries to someone who might be able to help.

      Regards Geoff

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