Thelnetham Windmill - Trewell Common

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Take some time in the common lands of old England

Any locla economy needs to grind the corn to make the bread



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Trewell Common - Thelnetham Windmill - STL


A range of 3D printable buildings and scenery, forming a fantasy village based on buildings from English heritage and East Anglian life.

Learn more about East Anglian heritage here.


Thelnetham’s windmill is situated a few miles from the site of Trewell Common and on Joseph Hodgekinson’s map of Suffolk from 1778 shows a mill situated on a site close to its current location also situated on a strip of common land. Local records show that this was a post mill owned by William Button and that he decided to replace it with a tower mill, early in the 19th century. The original post mill was recorded as being sold and transported to another location nearby in a field near Diss.

The mill ceased operation in 1920 after the introduction of the governments flour restrictions in 1916. The mill was then sold to a retired millwright from Blo-Norton (the site of Trewell Common). After the death of the millwright the mill began its decline until it was purchased by a group of enthusiasts in 1979. This group preserved and restored the mill and it is now one of only four preserved tower mills in Suffolk and one of the few full working mills in East Anglia.


The Upthorpe post mill located in Stanton (not far from the site of Trewell Common) was built in 1751 as an open trestle post mill. It was moved to its present location in 1818 and its sails were updated in line with more modern standards. The lower roundhouse and fantail mechanism were fitted at a later date. The mill was used until 1918 and then fell into disrepair.


Hidden away in the Norfolk countryside was Trewell common. It doesn't exist anymore, but it did before.

It was a dozen or so acres of medium quality farmland that the members of the parish were allowed to inhabit and farm for free, in a time before the enclosures acts of the 1820s there were many such areas, across the uk, that were not owned by anyone. This is our homage to those places.


These models are designed for 28mm tabletop gaming and take an approximate scale of 1/50.


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This STL file set is designed for FDM Printers and prints with a 0.4mm nozzle at 0.2mm layer height

Supports are not needed for these models.


The printed model measures approx.:

125mm x 350mm x 370mm @28mm Scale


We have a free well that you can download to see what is coming in this Kickstarter.


These models are designed for 28mm tabletop and RPG games such as:

Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Warhammer AOS, Frostgrave, pike and shotte, Confrontation, War of the Roses, Bolt Action, Song of Ice and Fire, Lord of the Rings, Runewars, Conquest, Oathmark, Marlborough's Wars, Malifaux, Banelegions, Kings of war.


We have taken inspiration from buildings and locations in our local area and pay homage to our local heritage.


If you wish to re-scale these files then see our blog post ‘A note on scales’ for more details


Some of the images supplied are computer generated and are for reference. They are images of the files that will be 3D printed.


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Brand Digital Taxidermy
Designer Digital Taxidermy
Kickstarter Trewell Common
Use FDM, Resin, Building
Model Format STL
Supports No supports required
Genre Historical
Vehicle Type Non Vehicle
Buyer's Club Used
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