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© Mr Peter Tree

IoE Number: 48889
Location: DOWNFIELD WINDMILL, WINDMILL CLOSE (south west side)
  SOHAM, EAST CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Photographer: Mr Peter Tree
Date Photographed: 19 June 2006
Date listed: 01 December 1951
Date of last amendment: 17 November 1983
Grade II*

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In the entry for the following: TL 67 SW SOHAM WINDMILL CLOSE (South West Side) 9/46 Downfield Windmill (formerly listed as 1.12.51 Old Windmill Downfield under Fordham Road) the grade shall be upgraded to grade II* ----------------------------------------------------- TL 67 SW WINDMILL CLOSE (South West Side) 9/46 Downfield Windmill (formerly listed as 1.12.51 Old Windmill Downfield under Fordham Road) II Tower windmill originally a timber framed smock windmill built 1726 raised in 1860 and much rebuilt following a storm in 1889. Restored 1975 and now a working mill. Brick, tarred. Four storeys with capping rebuilt in metal sheeting but in original ogee shape. Renewed fantail and two sails. Most of the interior is of the C19, but there is some timber reused from the 1726 mill including part of the main shaft. Alderton and Booker: Batsford Guide to Industrial Archaeology of East Anglia. Downfield Windmill, Soham (published privately). Pevsner: Buildings of England, p.459.

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