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The Windmill

A Grade II Listed Building in Finchingfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9697 / 51°58'10"N

Longitude: 0.4522 / 0°27'7"E

OS Eastings: 568547

OS Northings: 232974

OS Grid: TL685329

Mapcode National: GBR PGM.F4W

Mapcode Global: VHJHW.SRFD

Plus Code: 9F32XF92+VV

Entry Name: The Windmill

Listing Date: 2 May 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1122733

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115181

Also known as: Letch's Mill
Finchingfield Post Mill
Duck End Mill, Finchingfield

ID on this website: 101122733

Location: Duck End, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Finchingfield

Built-Up Area: Finchingfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Finchingfield St John Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Post mill. Early C18. Timber framed, weatherboarded, roundhouse of red brick.
A small postmill, brought from elsewhere and erected on a high mill mound before
1840. The roundhouse was added in 1840. Formerly had 4 single-shuttered spring
sails revolving anti-clockwise on an all-wooden windshaft (a rare feature, which
survives dismantled), driving one pair of stones directly from the brakewheel,
with a tail pole to turn it into the wind. Many carved dates inside the
structure, of which the earliest is 1753. Belonged to the Spains Hall estate
and last worked c.1890. After a period of dereliction it was repaired by the
Parish, and again in 1958 by Essex County Council. At time of survey, August
1984, a major programme of restoration by Essex County Council has begun.

Listing NGR: TL6854732974

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