Fosters Windmill

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Fosters Windmill stands on the site of an earlier post mill, it was built in 1857 by local millwrights, Fysons of Soham. It is believed that mills have stood on this site since Domesday. The mill was purchased by the Foster family who worked the mill for all of its working life, ceasing in 1946 when the mill work was wound down. The mill was rescued in 1970 and restored by Michael Bullied, this culminated in the mill grinding corn again in 1992. The mill tower is built of a brick skin with internal clunch lining. The internal finish is lime mortar, with the brick skin being coated in black bitumen tar to help waterproof the building.

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Cambridgeshire, East Anglia, East of England, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Variants:
Swaffham Prior Windmill

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Nearest railway station is Dullingham.

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Opening times:

The Mill is open to the public on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 1pm to 5pm and at other times by prior arrangement.

Prices:

Free

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Contact

Address: Jonathan Cook, The Windmill, Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire, CB5 0JZ, UK.
Phone: +44 1638 741 009
Email: info@fostersmill.co.uk

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