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Bocking Windmill

Grid reference: TL 763 259
OS sheet: 167
Postcode: CM7 5LQ
About 2 miles north of Braintree town centre, off Church Street, Bocking, mile west of A131.

A post mill with a 2-storey roundhouse, built in 1721 and moved to its present site in 1829. It ceased working at the outbreak of the First World War and was renovated externally in the 1980s and internally in the 1990s. Most machinery remains. Souvenirs and guide books on sale.

Opening times 2017
At present there are no open dates, due to the Braintree Council having assessed the mill as a fire risk, which prevents public access.

National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
It appears unlikely that the mill will be open for National mills weekend this year.

Christine Burden, tel. 01376 324781.


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