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Thaxted Windmill

Also known as

  • John Webb's windmill

  • Lowe's Mill

Thaxsted, Essex

A fully restored Grade II* listed Tower windmill, capable of grinding corn into flour. On the ground and first floors there is a rural museum containing agricultural artefacts.

Completed in 1804 by John Webb, a local farmer and landowner. The windmill was constructed to satisfy the increasing demand for flour both locally and in London. It was constructed using local materials, the bricks being made and fired less than half a mile away at a quarry in the Chelmer Valley also owned by John Webb.

Stephen McKay  

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Further information Grid


Thaxted Windmill, Thaxted, Essex

Ceremonial County: Essex

Grid Reference:

TL 609309    OS Sheet 167

Map Link:

Aerial photo: Google Aerial Photo



Best Times to Visit:






Other useful websites:

History of Thaxted : Thaxted Windmill

mills open

Nearby Locations:  
Other Relevant pages: more images www.windmillworld.com/millid/2404.htm



Date Updated: 04/2008

Planning Grid


Thaxted Windmill, Thaxted, Essex

Grid Reference:

TL 609309

Getting there:

Just to west of Thaxted.

Mill Row, Thaxted, About 6 miles south west of Saffron Walden and 5 miles from Dunmow.


Appears to have paths to it from several directions and be on a footpath.


Not known


Thaxted town nearby

Things To Do, See and Photograph:

Windmill in fields uncluttered, offers photo opportunities.

What to take:


Nature highlights:







Enquiries - Len Farren  Tel - 01371 830285

Opening times:

Easter to September
Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays, 14.00 - 18.00.
Parties by prior arrangement.
National Mills Weekend opening times

Saturday 14.00 - 17.00 and Sunday 14.00 - 17.00


Entry is free but donations are welcomed.

Photo Restrictions:

None from public paths

Other Restrictions:  
Special Needs Access:  
Special Needs Facilities:  
Children Facilities:  
Dogs Allowed:  

CIN Page Ref:


Date Updated: 04/2008

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