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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: DOWNFIELD WINDMILL

List entry Number: 1331761

Location

DOWNFIELD WINDMILL, WINDMILL CLOSE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
CambridgeshireEast CambridgeshireDistrict AuthoritySoham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Dec-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Nov-1983

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 48889

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

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.



Listing NGR: TL6080771752

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Downfield Windmill Soham
Alderton, , Booker, , The Batsford Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of East Anglia, (1980)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 459

National Grid Reference: TL 60807 71752

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