Friston Post Mill, Mill Road, Friston - Suffolk Coastal

One of the tallest post mills in the country. Built 1812 and operational until 1956. Restored in 1976; temporary supports added 2004; post out of alignment, trestle fractured and now in need of comprehensive and permanent repair. Historic England awaiting condition survey and reports believed to have been commissioned by the owner in order to progress a discussion on repairs. The associated Mill House is also in a very poor condition; the roof is only partially intact and has been temporarily repaired, but still allows water penetration. Discussions to be re-started with the Local Authority.

Friston Post Mill, Mill Road, Friston - Suffolk Coastal
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Friston Post Mill
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1215741
  • Local Planning Authority: Suffolk Coastal
  • Site Type: Industrial > Mill


  • Building Name: Friston Post Mill
  • Street Name: Mill Road
  • County: Suffolk
  • District / Borough: Suffolk Coastal
  • Parish: Friston
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Suffolk Coastal
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private