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Cromer Windmill, Ardeley
Grid reference: TL 304 287
OS sheet: 166
Postcode: SG2 7QE
By B1037, half mile east of Cromer, 1 mile west of Cottered.
A white weatherboarded post mill, with black breast and roof; and a brick roundhouse.
The last surviving windmill in Hertfordshire. The mill was built in 1681 (verified by dendrochronology), and has two pairs of stones.
Restoration was carried out in stages from 1967 to 1998 with grants from English Heritage and the Heritage
Lottery Fund. Does not grind, but sails turn and machinery idles when wind is right. Owned by Hertfordshire
Building Preservation Trust.
National Mills Weekend to second week in September, 2nd & 4th Saturdays, plus every Sunday & bank holidays:
14.30-17.00. Other times by appointment.
National Mills Weekend opening times
Saturday and Sunday, 14.30-17.00.
Robin Webb, tel. 01763 271305.