Downfield Mill (also known as Pollards Mill), Soham, Cambridgeshire - 29th September 2005

Originally built as a smock mill in 1726, this building has been placed on the English Heritage At Risk register following extensive damage to the structure caused by storms in 2001.  The mill was raised on a brickwork base in 1860.  This is not the first time storm damage has afflicted this mill, she was damaged and rebuilt back in 1889 as a tower mill.

Downfield Windmill, Soham, Cambridgeshire - 29th September 2005 - MTC

The windshaft is cast iron, and until the storm damage the mill was in working order.

  Two sweeps and the fantail were lost.

Downfield Windmill, Soham, Cambridgeshire - 29th September 2005 - MTC

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