Downfield Windmill / Old Windmill

Date:
19 Jun 2006
Location:
Downfield Windmill, Windmill Close, Soham, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire
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Old Windmill, Fordham Road, Soham, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire
Reference:
IOE01/15641/27
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

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* ----------------------------------------------------- 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

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE01/2061 IOE Records taken by Peter Tree; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

© Mr Peter Tree. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Tree, Peter

Rights Holder: Tree, Peter

Keywords

Brick, Metal, Tar, Timber, Stuart Timber Framed Building, Georgian Monument <By Form>, Smock Mill, Windmill, Industrial, Wind Power Site, Power Generation Site, Tower Mill, Mill, Industrial Building