Photograph © Jim Woodward-Nutt


Northfield Windmill, Soham

Grid reference: TL 587 751
OS sheet: 143
Postcode: CB7 5DE

Just off the A142 bypass, north of Soham. From Ely, approaching Soham, follow signs to Newmarket turning first L off the roundabout. From Newmarket, follow signs to Ely, after the 'Northfield Road Crossroads' sign, turn R just before the the roundabout.

A small hexagonal smock mill, understood to have been built as a  drainage mill in C18 and later (c1834) moved to its present site, raised on a brick plinth up to three storeys and converted to grind corn. Inside, much of the machinery is intact, including the windshaft, wallower and main shaft. The great spurwheel on the ground floor drives two millstones on the floor above.

Opening times 2017
By arrangement only at present, plus National Mills Weekend and 7th- 10th September.(times tba)

National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Saturday 13th May, 11.00-16.00.

Umesh and Rachel Patel


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