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Windmill

Finchingfield Windmill

Finchingfield Windmill

Contact

Gemma Clayton

0774 090 1323

Address

Finchingfield,
Essex,
CM7 4NR

Details

The oldest windmill in Essex stands on a hill overlooking Finchingfield, the most photographed village in the county.

The Grade II-listed post mill – also known as Duck End Mill and Letch’s Mill – is thought to have been built around 1756. It stopped operating in 1890.

The mill’s four sails could be rotated to catch the wind, driving a pair of millstones. A tail pole was used to turn the mill.

This is the last of seven windmills that once stood in the village of Finchingfield. A windmill likely stood on this site since medieval times.

Facilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Guided tours for groups

Opening details

Third Sunday in the month April to September 2pm – 5pm

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Directions

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Map reference: TL 687328  Lat: 51.96862 Long: 0.45536

By Road:
From the A131 : From Braintree take B1053 via Wethersfield to Finchingfield. Mill located in centre of village.

By Public Transport:
From Braintree station it is 10 miles to Finchingfield (Duck End) Postmill.

Facilities

  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups