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Downfield Windmill

A Grade II* Listed Building in Down Field, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3203 / 52°19'13"N

Longitude: 0.358 / 0°21'28"E

OS Eastings: 560807

OS Northings: 271752

OS Grid: TL608717

Mapcode National: GBR N8X.FBJ

Mapcode Global: VHJG3.5Y34

Entry Name: Downfield Windmill

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Last Amended: 17 November 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1331761

English Heritage Legacy ID: 48889

Location: Soham, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB7

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Soham

Built-Up Area: Down Field

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Soham St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

In the entry for the following:

TL 67 SW SOHAM WINDMILL CLOSE
(South West Side)

9/46 Downfield Windmill
(formerly listed as
1.12.51 Old Windmill
Downfield under
Fordham Road)

the grade shall be upgraded to grade II*
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TL 67 SW
WINDMILL CLOSE
(South West Side)

9/46 Downfield Windmill
(formerly listed as
1.12.51 Old Windmill
Downfield under
Fordham Road)

II


Tower windmill originally a timber framed smock windmill built
1726 raised in 1860 and much rebuilt following a storm in 1889.
Restored 1975 and now a working mill. Brick, tarred. Four
storeys with capping rebuilt in metal sheeting but in original
ogee shape. Renewed fantail and two sails. Most of the
interior is of the C19, but there is some timber reused from the
1726 mill including part of the main shaft.
Alderton and Booker: Batsford Guide to Industrial Archaeology
of East Anglia.
Downfield Windmill, Soham (published privately).
Pevsner: Buildings of England, p.459.

Listing NGR: TL6080771752

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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