Hook's Mill - Potton Road, Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 05.476 W 000° 08.665
30U E 695618 N 5775036
Quick Description: This old windmill is located in the Cambridgeshire countryside.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/5/2009 12:14:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM7CJ8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member eikenboom
Views: 3

Long Description:
The tower is the only remaining part of the windmill and at the moment it is under reestoration with scaffolding supporting it all the way round. Next to the windmill is a watermill with a large chimney though this is hidden in the vegetation in our photographs. It is clearer here (visit link)

The windmill is first mentioned (visit link) before 1150 when William Peverel was granted a mill with his manor. This passed to the Haseldens in 1279 and it obtained the name Hook's Mill in the 1530s. The 14th and 16th centuries record millers using the site until when in 1649 the mill was sold to Lord Hatley St George and then to Thomas Quintin of Hatley.

The Dickasons then bought the mill in 1828 followed by the Sandersons in 1865 who worked the mill until 1920. It is this date which records a water mill assisted by an oil-fired engine, and a brick tower windmill. Sadly the water mill closed in the 1930s and became derelict by 1930 losing its sails by 1975.
Purpose: Milling

Is This Windmill Functional?: No

Date of Manufacture: Not listed

Open to the public: Not Listed

Windmill Farm: Not Listed

Cost: Not Listed

Museum on Site: Not Listed

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bill&ben visited Hook's Mill - Potton Road, Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire, UK 10/11/2009 bill&ben visited it

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