Upminster Windmill was built by James Nokes in 1803. For more than 130 years the wooden Smock Mill, so named because it is shaped like an agricultural worker’s smock, produced flour for the people of Upminster. It is still a notable landmark for miles around.
Upminster Windmill Preservation Trust is seeking major funding to restore the original wooden milling machinery. A Heritage Lottery Fund grant has been applied for and following encouraging communications we are reasonably confident that a grant will be made available now.
School parties and other groups are welcome to visit the Mill by appointment and the Mill is open to the public on the first and third weekends of each month. On open days the Mill is run by the Friends of Upminster Windmill who also arrange events of the adjoining Mill field. Admission to the Mill is free, as are the guided tours. Donations are always welcome.
The Mill is well served by public transport. Buses 248 and 370 stop close by at the Upminster Windmill stop and the Underground and main line station is only 10 minutes walk away. The Mill stands close to the A124, from Hornchurch to Upminster, and Upminster can be reached, in 10 minutes, from Junction 29 on the M25.
Upminster Windmill is also on the DiscoverME website.
The Mill Field
St. Mary's Lane
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