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Windmill, Braintree

Description: Windmill

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 113727

OS Grid Reference: TL7630725967
OS Grid Coordinates: 576307, 225967
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9043, 0.5615

Location: Church Street, Braintree, Essex CM7 5LH

Locality: Braintree
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM7 5LH

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Bocking windmill, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Listing Text

(South East Side)
TL 72 NE 10/62 25.10.51.

A fine post mill with sails dating from circa 1680. It was moved to its present site in 1830 when the brick 2 storeyed round house base was erected. It is weather-boarded, with a tail pole and a sack hoist. It is the first post mill in the country to be taken over by a local authority as an historical monument on being given to the Urban District Council by the Tabor family in 1929. At that time the mill was in full working order.

Listing NGR: TL7630725967

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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