Great Chishill Windmill, Barley Road

Great Chishill Windmill, Barley Road, Great Chishill, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, SG8 8SD

Great Chishill windmill is one of the very few surviving open trestle Mills. It was built in 1819 on the site of an earlier mill that provided several timbers for the rebuild. It is the only such mill with a fantail for automatic winding. It was in use, grinding grist for animal feed, until 1951 and was fitted with a new trestle and weatherboarding in 1967. The machinery is virtually complete but currently inoperable.

Opening Arrangements

All restoration made with HE grant assistance is visible externally. The site offers unrestricted external access to the public with seating and picnic tables provided. The interior is yet to be restored and has hazards, but access is encouraged under supervision of trained guides. Contact details for booking viewings are given on a permanent notice at the site and on the website. In addition, the windmill will be open on alternate Sundays from 1st April until end of September 2024 when guides will be on hand for visitors without prior booking. These are advertised on the website, via local posters and in local newsletters.

Parking Spaces


There is no charge for parking. The car park is very close to the windmill. The outside of the windmill may be admired from the car park