List of windmills in Cambridgeshire

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List of windmills in Cambridgeshire is located in Cambridgeshire
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A list of all windmills and windmill sites which lie in the current ceremonial county of Cambridgeshire.

Locations[edit]

A - B[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Alconbury Alconbury Mill
TL 181 758
Post Blown down 1936[1]
Arrington TL 323 511 Tower 1891 1926
Windmill World
Ashley TL 715 617 Smock 1741 1940
Windmill World
Balsham TL 578 504 Smock 1831 Demolished 1963
Windmill World
Barnack Barnack Mill
TF 069 049
Tower Windmill World Barnack Windmill.jpg
Barrington Orwell Mill
TL 386 492
Tower 1822 Windmill World Orwell Mill, Barrington.jpg
Bluntisham Town Mill
TL 375 748
Post 18th century[1] Demolished 1899[1]
Bluntisham Wood End Mill
TL 359 751
Tower 19th century[1] Demolished 1926[1]
Bourn Bourn Windmill
TL 312 580
Post 1636 Windmill World Bourn windmill.jpg
Buckden Buckden Mill
TL 187 673
Tower 1830 Demolished c. 1893[1]
Windmill World
Burrough Green Post 1764 1796, moved to Westley Waterless by 1810
Burwell Steven's Mill
TL 590 665
Tower c. 1820 Windmill World Steven's Mill, Burwell.jpg
Burwell Big Mill
TL 591 666
Smock Early 19th century[2] Windmill World Big Mill, Burwell (base).jpg
Burwell Busy Bee Mill
TL 592 676
Smock

C - D[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Cambridge Milton Road
TL 456 601
Tower 1830 Demolished 1957
Chesterton French's Mill
TL 445 599
Smock 1847[3] Windmill World French's Mill, Chesterton.jpg
Castor Castor Mill
TL 129 968
Tower Windmill World
Chatteris Black Mill
TL 391849
Smock
Chippenham Chippenham Mill
TL 657 706
Smock 1883 Base remains, house converted
Windmill World
Christchurch Lavender's Mill
TL 492 984
Smock
Christchurch Drake's Mill Tower 1860[4] 1903[4]
Christchurch Key's Mill Smock 1875[4] Demolished c. 1950[4]
Coates TL 303 974 Tower Windmill World
Cottenham Cottenham Windmill
TL 444 674
Tower Windmill World Cottenham Windmill.jpg
Doddington Post 1669[4] Demolished 16 April 1879[4]
Doddington Doddington Mill
TL 400 909
Tower 1810 Windmill World

E[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Easton Mill Hill Mill Post c. 1820 Moved to Ellington c. 1845
Eaton Socon Post c. 1700[1] Burnt down 1814[1]
Eaton Socon Duloe Mill
TL 171 602
Tower 1815[1] Windmill World
Ellington Ellington Mill
TL 159 718
Post c. 1845 Moved to Madingley 1936[1]
Elm Smock 1616[4] 1616[4]
Elm Chapel Lane
TF 4805 0670
Smock 1797
1826
1797[5] 1904[5]
Elsworth Papworth's Mill
Black Mill

TL 326 642
Tower c. 1825 Windmill World
Elsworth TL 304 637 Smock 1930s
Ely Cobbin's Mill
TL 533 818
Smock Windmill World
Ely Mount Hill Mill 1610 1610 1610
Ely North of the city 1610 1610 1610
Ely North east of the city 1610 1610 1610
Eye Eye Windmill
TF 231 030
Tower 1850 Demolished 1954
Eye Green Eye Green Mill
TF 229 036
Smock

F - G[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Fenstanton Fenstanton Mill
TL 312 703
Post Windmill World
Fordham TL 639 724 Smock
Foxton Foxton Mill
TL 407 483
Smock Windmill World
Fulbourn Fulbourn Mill
TL 510 559
Smock 1808 Windmill World Fulbourn mill3.JPG
Gamlingay TL 237 512 Smock Demolished 1977
Gorefield New Mill
Ward's Mill
TF 412 121
Smock 1836[4] 1933[4]
Great Chishill Great Chishill Mill
TL 413 388
Post 1819 Windmill World Great Chishill mill2.JPG
Great Gidding Post Demolished c. 1820
Great Gidding Great Gidding Mill
TL 123 831
Tower c. 1820 Windmill World
Great Gransden Great Gransden Mill
TL 277 555
Post 1612 Windmill World Great Gransden Windmill - geograph.org.uk - 266418.jpg
Great Wilbraham TL 552 565 Smock
Guilden Morden Hook's Mill
TL 271 453
Tower 1865 Windmill World Hook's Mill, Guilden Morden.jpg
Guyhirn Tower 1871[4] 1871[4]

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Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Haddenham Great Mill
TL 458 745
Tower 1803 Windmill World Great Mill, Haddenham.jpg
Haddenham Setchell's Mill
TL 456 745
Tower
Harston TL 433 502 Tower Windmill World
Hemingford Grey Hemingford Grey Mill
TL 300 708
Tower 1820[1] Windmill World Hemingford Grey windmill.jpg
Hildersham Hildersham Mill
TL 545 480
Tower 1863 Windmill World
Holywell Holywell Mill
TL 341 715
Post 1741[1] Demolished 1930s[1]
Windmill World
Ickleton Ickleton Mill
TL 486 443
Tower Windmill World Ickleton windmill.jpg
Ickleton Great Chesterford Mill Smock[6] 1903[6] Demolished c. 1918[6]
Impington Histon Mill
TL 442 624
Smock 1808[7] Windmill World Impington windmill with sails.jpg

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Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Kneesworth TL 339 444 Tower Demolished 1976
Leverington Pre 1317[4]
Leverington Post 1581[4] 1597[4]
Leverington Horseshoe Corner 1727[4] Moved to Walsoken, Norfolk, 1778[4]
Leverington Gooden's Mill 1732[4] 1732[4]
Leverington White Engine Mill Smock 1796 Burnt down 19 March 1826
Leverington White Engine Mill Tower 1827[4] 1916, gone by 1920[4]
Linton[8] TL 567 441 Tower[6] 1836[6] Demolished 1926[6]
Little Downham 1251
Little Downham Cornwell's Mill
TL 532 838
Tower Windmill World Cornwell's Mill, Little Downham.jpg
Little Paxton Little Paxton Mill
TL 184 618
Smock Standing c. 1864[1]
Littleport Arber's Mill
TL 580 883
Tower 1840s
Little Wilbraham Little Wilbraham Mill
TL 535 583
Tower c. 1820[9] Windmill World Little Wilbraham windmill.jpg
Lode TL 511 656 Smock Demolished c. 1885

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Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Madingley Madingley Mill
TL 407 596
Post Collapsed July 1909[10]
Madingley Madingley Mill
TL 407 596
Post 1936[1] Windmill World Madingley Windmill.jpg
Manea TL 481 903 Tower
March Southwell's Mill
TL 409 975
Smock
March Billitt's Mill 1862[4] 1929[4]
Murrow 1826[4] 1826[4]
New Fletton New Fletton Mill
TL 192 978
Tower c. 1870[1] Demolished 1974[1]
Oakington TL 403 650 Tower 1863
Old Weston Old Weston Mill
TL 101 762
Post c. 1700 Standing 1918
Over Over Mill
TL 380 689
Tower c. 1860 Windmill World Over Windmill.jpg

P - R[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Pymoor Pymore Mill
TL 501 864
Tower Windmill World
Ramsey Ramsey Mill
TL 289 856
Tower Windmill World
Ramsey Lotting Fen Mill Tower
Ramsey Ramsey Mere
TL 307 897
Tower
Ramsey Ramsey Mere
TL 305 894
Tower 1870 1938
Ramsey Heights TL 239 850 Tower 1870 1916
Ramsey St Mary's Ugg Mere Mill
St Mary's Mill

TL 248 875
Tower Windmill World
Royston Mill Road Mill
TL 359 415[11]
Midlands Post
Royston Melbourn Road Mill
TL 367 426[11]

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Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Sawtry Bannister's Mill
TL 163 836
Smock 1778 Windmill World
Shudy Camps TL 619 442 Post 1920
Six Mile Bottom Bungalow Hill Mill
TL 588 582
Post 1846 Windmill World Six Mile Bottom windmill.jpg
Soham Pollards Mill[12]
Downfield Mill
TL 608 717
Smock 1726[12] Severely damaged 1887, rebuilt as tower mill
Soham Downfield Mill
TL 608 717
Tower 1887 Windmill World Downfield Mill, Soham.jpg
Soham Northfield Mill
also known as
Shade Mill
Townsend Mill

TL 587 751
Smock 1830s Northfield Windmill
Windmill World
Shade Mill, Soham.jpg
Soham Hardfield Mill
TL 607 718
Smock
Soham Soham Mere
TL 565 741
Smock 1867 Demolished 1948
Soham White Top Mills (four)
TL 618 810
Smock x4 One mill standing 1930
Somersham Mill Farm Mill
Approximately TL 366 817
Smock
Spaldwick TL 129 737 Post Burnt down c. 1881
Spaldwick Belton's Mill
TL 129 737
Tower 1881[1] Windmill World
Stanground Farcet Mill
TL 202 957
Tower 19th century[1] Demolished c. 1910
Windmill World
Stapleford TL 483 521 Smock c. 1930
Steeple Morden Saunderson's Mill
TL 284 420
Smock 1805 Windmill World
Stretham TL 512 750 Post Demolished c. 1880
Stretham Stretham Windmill
TL 512 750
Tower 1880 Windmill World Stretham Windmill.JPG
Swaffham Bulbeck TL 559 623 Smock
Swaffham Prior TL 574 642 Smock 1830 Demolished c. 1875
Swaffham Prior Swaffham Prior Mill
TL 574 642
Smock 1864[13] Windmill World Swaffham Prior smock mill.jpg
Swaffham Prior TL 572 643 Post Demolished c. 1860
Swaffham Prior Foster's Mill
TL 572 643
Tower 1860 Windmill World
Swavesey TL 354 687 Demolished c. 1866
Swavesey Hale Mill
TL 354 687
tower 1866 Windmill World

T[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Thorney Thorney Mill
TF 278 043
Tower 1787[1] Windmill World Thorney windmill.jpg
Tilbrook Tilbrook Mill
TL 070 695
Post Standing 1906[1]
Trumpington TL 448 557 Tower
Tydd St Giles 1871[4] 1929[4]
Tydd St Giles Redmoor Mill Post 1879[4] 1883[4]
Tydd St Giles Smock[14]

U - Y[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Upwood Setchell's Mill
TL 259 821
Tower 1852[1] Windmill World
Warboys Ramsey Road Mill
TL 294 808
Tower
Warboys Mill Green Mill
TL 310 804
Tower 19th century[1]
Warboys Behagg's Mill
TL 311 802
Tower c. 1850[1] Standing 1926[1]
Werrington Werrington Mill
TF 165 034
Tower Windmill World
Westley Waterless Post 1810 Moved to Six Mile Bottom 1846
Weston Colville TL 619 529 Smock c. 1830 Windmill World
West Wickham Streetley End Mill
TL 614 482
Tower 1802 Windmill World Streetley End Mill, West Wickham.jpg
West Wratting West Wratting Mill
TL 604 510
Smock 1726 Windmill World
Whittlesey Fletcher's Mill
TL 281 960
Tower Windmill World
Whittlesey Elderkin's Mill
TL 264 975
Tower Early to mid-19th century[15] Windmill World Elderkin's Mill, Whittlesey.jpg
Wicken Wicken Mill
TL 571 706
Smock Windmill World Wicken Windmill.jpg
Wicken Adventurer's Fen Smock 1908 Moved to Wicken Fen 1956
Wicken Spinney Bank Mill
TL 552 709
Smock 1920s
Wicken Fen Wicken Fen Windpump
TL 562 706
Smock 1956 Windmill World Wicken Fen Windpump.jpg
Willingham Cattell's Mill
TL 404 698
1828 Windmill World Cattell's Mill, Willingham.jpg
Willingham Ingle's Mill
TL 408 696
Smock c. 1812 Demolished 1956
Windmill World
Winwick Winwick Mill
TL 100 181
Tower Demolished 1935[1]
Wisbech TF 464 101 Post 1583[4] Struck by lightning and demolished 1778[4]
Wisbech Leach's Mill
TF 464 101
Tower 1778 Windmill World Leach's Mill, Wisbech 1895.jpg
Wisbech 1277[4] 1356
Wisbech 1356[4] 1356[4]
Wisbech Market Place 1571[4] Demolished 1750[4]
Wisbech Lynn Road, Clarkson Mill Post 1690[4] Demolished May 1886
Wisbech Leverington Road, Red Engine Mill Smock 1792[4] Demolished July 1890[4]
Wisbech Old Playhouse Post 1752[4] Demolished c. 1805[4]
Wisbech Leverington Road, Webster's Mill Post 1750s[4] 1887, gone by 1895[4]
Wisbech Leverington Road Post 1772 Burnt down 1792
Wisbech Leverington Road, Bell's Mill Post 1772[4] 1846[4]
Wisbech North Brink, Bowles Mill Tower c. 1772[4] Demolished 1928[4]
Wisbech Timber Market 1348[4] 1348[4]
Wisbech Timber Market, Brewin's Mill 1752[4] 1865, gone by 1886[4]
Wistow Wistow Mill
TL 271 803
Tower
Woodditton TL 664 593 Smock c. 1840 Demolished 1936
Windmill World
Wood Walton Fen Higney Mill
Charterhouse mill
TL 215 863
Tower 1874 1924
Windmill World
Yaxley Black Mill
TL 172 916
Tower 1671 Demolished 1935[1]
Yaxley Yaxley Mill
TL 179 924
Tower 1842[1]
Yelling Yelling Mill
TL 249 625
Post


Locations formerly within Cambridgeshire[edit]

For mills in Upwell see List of windmills in Norfolk.

Maps[edit]

Notes[edit]

Mills in bold are still standing, known building dates are indicated in bold. Text in italics denotes indicates that the information is not confirmed, but is likely to be the case stated.

Sources[edit]

Unless otherwise stated, the source for all entries is Stevens, Robert (1985). Cambridgeshire Windmills and Watermills. Cambridge: Cambridgeshire Wind and Watermill Society. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab Smith, Arthur C (1977). Windmills in Huntingdon and Peterborough. Stevenage: Stevenage Museum. ISBN 0-9504239-4-7. 
  2. ^ "MILL TO NORTH OF MELTONS FARMHOUSE, NEWMARKET ROAD (north side), BURWELL, EAST CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE". English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  3. ^ "Around Cambridge". miltoncontact. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay Oldham, Arthur Artis (1994). Windmills in and around Wisbech. Walsoken: Spindrift. ISBN 1-898762-02-3. 
  5. ^ a b "Emneth Smockmill". Norfolk Mills. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f Farries, Kenneth (1985). Essex Windmills, Millers and Millwrights - Volume Four - A Review by Parishes, F-R. Edinburgh: Charles Skilton. ISBN 0-284-98647-X. 
  7. ^ "WINDMILL, CAMBRIDGE ROAD, IMPINGTON, SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE". English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  8. ^ Site was in Hadstock, Essex until 1965
  9. ^ "THE WINDMILL, MILL LANE , LITTLE WILBRAHAM, SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE". English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  10. ^ "MADINGLEY MILL, AT MILL FARM, MADINGLEY HILL, ST NEOTS ROAD, MADINGLEY, SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE". English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  11. ^ a b Moore, Cyril (1999). Hertfordshire Windmills and Windmillers. Sawbridgeworth: Windsup Publishing. pp. p117–18. ISBN 0-9533861-0-4. 
  12. ^ a b "DOWNFIELDS WINDMILL". Soham online. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  13. ^ "TOWER MILL, MILL HILL (west side), SWAFFHAM PRIOR, EAST CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE". English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  14. ^ Wailes, Rex (1991). Lincolnshire Windmills. Heckington: Friends of Heckington mill. pp. p109. ISBN 0-9518795-0-2. 
  15. ^ "TOWER WINDMILL, REAR OF NUMBER 40, WEST END, STONALD ROAD, WHITTLESEY, FENLAND, CAMBRIDGESHIRE". English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-11-11.