Fulbourn Windmill

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Fulbourn windmill is a smock mill, it is 42 feet high and has three working floors. The octagonal round house is of brick and above it is the oak framed smock with oak cant posts and binders and weather boarded. On the smock rests a revolving cap carrying the sails and fantail. The Mill was built in 1808 for John Chaplin, the local landowner and farmer whose family owned the Mill for over a hundred years before selling it to C. J. Mapey, who worked the Mill until 1937. It was left to decay and after the Mill had yet again been hit by lightning local people formed the Fulbourn Windmill Society to start a restoration programme. A group of vounteers work one day per month throughout the year, and the mill is open for visitors on these days and the national windmills day.

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Nearest railway station is Cambridge.

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Opening times:

The first Saturday of the month March, April, June, August, October, November, December, and May 9th.

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Free

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