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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1122733



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

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Finchingfield

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 02-May-1953

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 115181

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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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National Grid Reference: TL 68547 32974


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