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I visited this windmill when we moved to the area and it is within walking distance of our house, so felt we must go and check it out. It was well worth the effort, it is fully working and has been well maintained and lovingly...More
This important local historical attraction is going to get better, as the Friends of Upminster Windmill have won a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to undertake major restoration work on the mill.
Unfortunately, this means closing the mill to the public while the work is done....More
Beautiful smock windmill within walking distance of Upminster Bridge District line station and Upminster C2C. Usually has an open day once a month in spring to autumn so you need to find out when it is open. Also 370 and 248 buses pass right by....More
What a treat this windmill is, and what an odd location - in its own field within a very residential area in Upminster. Actually it looks a bit haunted. The best time to go is when the local history group hold an open day, and...More
It has wooden gear wheels and the teeth of the gears are made of pearwood which apparently is the best for this type of operation. It used to have a steam-powered standby engine in case the wind failed.It was owned by the Abraham family, they...More
This old landmark is a great place to visit. It has open days that are advertised locally. It is an essential part of Upminster and has been lovingly restored after the sails were broken in a storm. recommended for groups or couples on open days...More
Do not be put off by some of the other reviews here as they are for the pub down the road called the Windmill.
This is a lovely old windmill maintained and run by very knowledgeable volunteers. It is a great place to take youngsters...More
Open two weekends a month through the summer and staffed by volunteers.
Free guided tours of the most complete smock mill in the country.
If you live local or are interested in a bygone age, or like old engineering then visit...there is something of interest...More