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Finchingfield Post Mill

Duck End Road, Finchingfield, Essex, CM7 4NA

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About this venue

The oldest windmill in Essex stands on a hill overlooking Finchingfield, the most photographed village in the county. The Grade II-listed post mill – also known as Duck End Mill and Letch’s Mill – is thought to have been built around 1756. It stopped operating in 1890. The mill's four sails could be rotated to catch the wind, driving a pair of millstones. A tail pole was used to turn the mill. This is the last of seven windmills that once stood in the village of Finchingfield. A windmill likely stood on this site since medieval times.

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Introduction

  • The mill is open April to September, third Sunday in the month between 14:00 and 17:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the village.
  • This venue is situated in Finchingfield .
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Braintree.
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    • Access between Duck End Road and the entrance to the mill is via a steep unmade footpath. .

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the mill.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located inside the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are low.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are low.

Other Floors

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    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Children are welcomed at the venue.
  • The venue part of any local or national disability are not initiatives.