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AboutThe 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.
- Picnic site
- Currently closed
- Facilities for educational visits
- Guided tours for groups
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Accepts groups
Map & Directions
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.