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The Windmill

A Grade II Listed Building in Gamble's Green, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8059 / 51°48'21"N

Longitude: 0.5577 / 0°33'27"E

OS Eastings: 576431

OS Northings: 215010

OS Grid: TL764150

Mapcode National: GBR PJP.PT0

Mapcode Global: VHJJQ.MV5Z

Plus Code: 9F32RH45+93

Entry Name: The Windmill

Listing Date: 13 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123419

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115482

Location: Terling, Braintree, Essex, CM3

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Terling

Built-Up Area: Gamble's Green

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Terling All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25/07/2012

TL 7614 and TL 7615
8/134 and 10/134

The Windmill


Smock mill, now a dwelling, and attached house. Early C19, altered in C20.
Mill, timber framed, plastered and weatherboarded, with fabric-covered cap.
House, timber framed, weatherboarded, roofed with slate. Mill octagonal, with
house extending to NW, and C20 wing to NE, forming an L-plan. Mill of 5 storeys
and cap, house of 2 storeys. The ground floor of the mill is plastered, with
one C20 casement on each of 6 sides and a C20 door to the SE. The remainder is
weatherboarded, with 4 C20 casements on each floor, and 2 loading doors on the
first floor. Stocks, sails and fantail gear. Ball finial on cap. SW elevation
of house, 3-window range of C20 casements. C20 door. Low-pitched roof. The
mill is reported to have been built in Cressing c.1770, and removed to Terling
c.1825 (A. Hills, Four Essex Windmills, Essex Review, XXXIX, 1930, 89) but no
confirmation of this has been traced. Internally, there are structural
indications of various alterations, and dismantling and re-erection is a
possibility. The mill was present in Terling in c.1818, initially designed for
grinding bark, and altered to corn milling soon afterwards. It worked until
1960, and was the last working windmill in Essex. The machinery has been
removed, but was fully recorded. (K. Farries, Essex Windmills, Millers and
Millwrights, I, 1981, 62, 69-70, II, 1982, 65-8, and V forthcoming).

Listing NGR: TL7643115010

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