Photograph © Jim Woodward-Nutt
Northfield Windmill, Soham
Grid reference: TL 587 751
OS sheet: 143
Postcode: CB7 5DE
Just off the A142 bypass, north of Soham.
From Ely, approaching Soham, follow signs to Newmarket turning first L off the
roundabout. From Newmarket, follow signs to Ely, after the 'Northfield Road
Crossroads' sign, turn R just before the the roundabout.
A small hexagonal smock mill, understood to have been built as a drainage
mill in C18 and later (c1834) moved to its present site, raised on a brick
plinth up to three storeys and converted to grind corn. Inside, much of the
machinery is intact, including the windshaft, wallower and main shaft. The great
spurwheel on the ground floor drives two millstones on the floor above.
Opening times 2017
By arrangement only at present, plus National Mills
Weekend and 7th- 10th September.(times tba)
National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Saturday 13th May, 11.00-16.00.