John Webb's Windmill, Thaxted, Essex, England
John Webb's Windmill is a conventional tower mill and was built about 1804 using local materials; the bricks being made and fired locally using clay from a local pit.
The windmill is fully restored and is now in full working order and capable of grinding flour. It contains an interesting agricultural museum covering a wide range of exhibits for the surrounding area
The cap on the top of the brick mill tower holds the sails and is turned to face the wind by means of the small vanes at the rear of the cap.
This mill is accessable to the public but opening times are restricted. Check before you go.
A rather dramatic view of the large sails.
Repairs to a previous mill on this site were recorded as early as 1377.