Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1122733

Date first listed: 02-May-1953

Statutory Address: THE WINDMILL, DUCK END


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Statutory Address: THE WINDMILL, DUCK END

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Essex

District: Braintree (District Authority)

Parish: Finchingfield

National Grid Reference: TL 68547 32974



7/38 The Windmill 2.5.53


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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Legacy System number: 115181

Legacy System: LBS

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