Finchingfield (4) Location map
 
  Photograph of the windmill, Finchingfield, Essex, England   Finchingfield windmill.

Walking back directly past the tea rooms and round the bend gives this view of the rather splendid old mill.

This mill is a 'Post Mill' and dates from 1790 or earlier. It is called a post mill because it swivels on a central post such that the whole mill can be turned to face the wind in whatever direction it may be.

 

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  View of the Fox Inn, Finchingfield, Essex, England   The Fox Inn.

 

This 16th Century coaching inn is on the other side of the little bridge from the Church Hill side of the pond and green.

 

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  View of a directional signpost, Finchingfield, Essex, England   Directional signpost, Finchingfield.

 

This signpost on the village green shows directions to surrounding towns and villages. Where else but England would you find names such as 'Steeple Bumpstead', 'Saffron Walden' and 'Cornish Hall End'.

 

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  View of the village near the windmill, Finchingfield, Essex, England   Thatched cottages, Finchingfield.

These thatched cottages are by the road to Haverhill, just below the windmill, near Duck End.

 

 

 

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