The history of Cromer Mill is displayed, along with details of the restoration by Hertfordshire Building Preservation Trust. It also exhibits displays about Hertfordshire's windmills of the past. Cromer Windmill is the earliest type of English windmill. It gets its name from the massive oak post on which the mill body turns to face the sails into the wind, no matter what its direction. The present mill dates from 1679/81 and was in use until 1923, after which it became derelict. The mill was extensively rebuilt about 1860 and its equipment represents the peak of windmill development.
Adults: £1.50. Children: 25p. Family Ticket: £2.00.
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|Notes||Also open on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month of the open period. Last admission at 17:00.|
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Cromer, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7QA
Map reference: TL 297283 Lat: 51.93809 Long: -0.11469
The windmill stands beside the B1037 between the villages of Walkern and Cottered, to the north-east of Stevenage. Car parking is free but visitors are requested to park in the field directly opposite the mill.
Parking : free
Nearest station : 10 miles (16.1 kms) from Stevenage station