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  • The Windmill
    flour at a time of agricultural expansion it was constructed from local materials with the bricks being made and fired half a mile away in the Chelmer valley John Webb owned the farmland on which the mill was built A gallery at first floor level surrounded the mill and was used for easy loading and unloading from carts and waggons but when the mill was first built it was from this gallery that the sweeps i e the sails were individually adjusted to suit the wind This was when spring sails were fitted Later these were replaced with patent sails and thereafter all four sails could be adjusted at one time by the use of an invention known as a spider which is a centrally controlled system of levers By 1907 the mill was uneconomic to work and when offered for auction it failed to sell For years it was a playground for local children until in the 1930s some repairs were carried out so that it could be used as a scout and youth centre By the late 1950s it was again derelict and in need of repair and so it remained until 1970 when a Trust was formed to restore the building and open it to the public as a rural museum Restoration work has been carried out in stages and in 1991 the sails were re erected and turned for the first time in almost 85 years In 1996 one set of stones were restored and once again it c an claim to be a working mill capable of grinding grain into flour Since the work started well over 100 000 00 has been spend on the restoration of which some 70 has been raised by open days and fund raising with the balance coming from various

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  • The Windmill | Thaxted
    to end of September Built in 1804 John Webb s Windmill is a tower mill and is the only remaining windmill in Thaxted This windmill is the largest and most advanced of all the Thaxted mills and it worked for a hundred years Built to satisfy a growing demand for flour at a time of agricultural expansion it was constructed from local materials with the bricks being made and fired half a mile away in the Chelmer valley John Webb owned the farmland on which the mill was built A gallery at first floor level surrounded the mill and was used for easy loading and unloading from carts and waggons but when the mill was first built it was from this gallery that the sweeps i e the sails were individually adjusted to suit the wind This was when spring sails were fitted Later these were replaced with patent sails and thereafter all four sails could be adjusted at one time by the use of an invention known as a spider which is a centrally controlled system of levers By 1907 the mill was uneconomic to work and when offered for auction it failed to sell For years it was a playground for local children until in the 1930s some repairs were carried out so that it could be used as a scout and youth centre By the late 1950s it was again derelict and in need of repair and so it remained until 1970 when a Trust was formed to restore the building and open it to the public as a rural museum Restoration work has been carried out in stages and in 1991 the sails were re erected and turned for the first time in almost 85 years In 1996 one set of stones were restored and once

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  • Places To Visit | Thaxted
    30 31 Upcoming Events Saturday 19th Mar 2016 Twinning Bingo Night Thaxted Bowls Club 19 00 21 30 Home Tourism Places To Visit PLACES TO VISIT IN THAXTED Thaxted has some of the most beautiful places to visit in all of Essex although some would argue they are perhaps the most beautiful in all of England Thaxted offers tourists year round opportunities to visit some of our most famous landmarks

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  • Places To Visit | Thaxted
    Upcoming Events Saturday 19th Mar 2016 Twinning Bingo Night Thaxted Bowls Club 19 00 21 30 Home Tourism Places To Visit PLACES TO VISIT IN THAXTED Thaxted has some of the most beautiful places to visit in all of Essex although some would argue they are perhaps the most beautiful in all of England Thaxted offers tourists year round opportunities to visit some of our most famous landmarks including Thaxted

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  • Places To Visit
    are perhaps the most beautiful in all of England Thaxted offers tourists year round opportunities to visit some of our most famous landmarks including Thaxted Parish Church as shown above John Webb s Windmill and The Guildhall to name just a few After a lovely day out and about Thaxted also offers some fantastic places to grab a bite to eat and also enjoy a hot cup of tea or

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  • Send page by email | Thaxted
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Upcoming Events Saturday 19th Mar 2016 Twinning Bingo Night Thaxted Bowls Club 19 00 21 30 Home Send page by email Your email Your name Send to Enter multiple addresses separated by commas and or different lines Subject Page

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  • Places To Visit | Thaxted
    Saturday 19th Mar 2016 Twinning Bingo Night Thaxted Bowls Club 19 00 21 30 Home Tourism Places To Visit PLACES TO VISIT IN THAXTED Thaxted has some of the most beautiful places to visit in all of Essex although some would argue they are perhaps the most beautiful in all of England Thaxted offers tourists year round opportunities to visit some of our most famous landmarks including Thaxted Parish Church

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  • Send page by email | Thaxted
    2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Twinning Bingo Night 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Upcoming Events Saturday 19th Mar 2016 Twinning Bingo Night Thaxted Bowls Club 19 00 21 30 Home Send page by email Your email Your name Send to Enter multiple addresses separated by commas and or different lines

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