Downfield Windmill, Soham
Downfield Windmill, Soham, Cambridgeshire CB7 5BG View on map
The mill dates from 1726 when it was built as a timber-framed smock mill on a brick base. The present tapering brick structure which rises from the raised base dates from a re-building in 1860. There was further re-building following storm damage in 1889, and a restoration in 1975. The interior and mechanism date from the 19th Century rebuild but there is some timber re-used from the 1726 mill, including parts of the main shaft. Of major significance is the fact of the survival of all the original 19th Century machinery necessary for milling.
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