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 a Grade II* listed building and in terms of quality, completeness and significance it is widely considered to be amongst the very best remaining English smock mills.
The windmill is currently being restored to working order.
Land of the Fanns Teacher Briefing
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