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Orwell Windmill, Barrington

Photo by Keith Edkins

Actually in Barrington, but always known as Orwell Mill, completed 22nd September 1822 (according to inscription on base stone in the mill). Built of local clunch. Described as having two pairs of stones, a flour machine, sack tackle and a rigger for use with a portable steam engine. Fitted with single–shuttered clockwise sails and topped with a red-painted ogee cap with a weathercock.
Ceased working c1910, converted 1960 with removal of the sails and dome, and adding ‘inappropriate ’ crenellation on top.


Shepreth Road
CB22 7SB

Orwell Mill is situated in the picturesque village of Barrington, South Cambridgeshire (about 9 miles SW of Cambridge)