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Address: St. Mary's Lane, Upminster RM14 2QL, England
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+44 300 030 1803

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Interesting Local Attraction

I visited this windmill when we moved to the area and it is within walking distance of our house, so felt we must go and check it out. It was well worth the effort, it is fully... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 February 2016
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Essex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I visited this windmill when we moved to the area and it is within walking distance of our house, so felt we must go and check it out. It was well worth the effort, it is fully working and has been well maintained and lovingly looked after by the local windmill enthusiasts. There is a full tour of the interior... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

This important local historical attraction is going to get better, as the Friends of Upminster Windmill have won a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to undertake major restoration work on the mill. Unfortunately, this means closing the mill to the public while the work is done. However, a new visitor centre is being built on the site and will be welcoming... More 

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Thank TaffsterLondon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Beautiful smock windmill within walking distance of Upminster Bridge District line station and Upminster C2C. Usually has an open day once a month in spring to autumn so you need to find out when it is open. Also 370 and 248 buses pass right by. I know the Windmill well and have visited several times. One word of warning if... More 

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Thank Evelyn S
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

What a treat this windmill is, and what an odd location - in its own field within a very residential area in Upminster. Actually it looks a bit haunted. The best time to go is when the local history group hold an open day, and are on site giving tours. There is a lot of history to this old mill,... More 

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Thank Daniel P
Mid-Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

It has wooden gear wheels and the teeth of the gears are made of pearwood which apparently is the best for this type of operation. It used to have a steam-powered standby engine in case the wind failed.It was owned by the Abraham family, they used to have a bakery on Station Road, the oven was huge, they used to... More 

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Thank The_Bystander
Medway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

I know upmister windmill well I been there many times during break short time as childhood. its corn mill I think from my childhood.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

This old landmark is a great place to visit. It has open days that are advertised locally. It is an essential part of Upminster and has been lovingly restored after the sails were broken in a storm. recommended for groups or couples on open days you can see the workings and understand the importance of these mills in days long... More 

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Thank RICK755
Hornchurch, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

lovely place to pop into and visit, we take some lunch and sit on the grass before looking around. Easy to get to as weel

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Thank Emma W
Upminster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Do not be put off by some of the other reviews here as they are for the pub down the road called the Windmill. This is a lovely old windmill maintained and run by very knowledgeable volunteers. It is a great place to take youngsters 4 -5 years upwards.

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Thank Mark F
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

Open two weekends a month through the summer and staffed by volunteers. Free guided tours of the most complete smock mill in the country. If you live local or are interested in a bygone age, or like old engineering then visit...there is something of interest for all tastes and ages.

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