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Chesterton Mill circa 1900

Windmill at Chesterton Mills, French’s Mill

History of Chesterton Mills

Listed building

Early C19. Smockmill. Tower circa 50′ high. Gault brick base with weather- boarding above. Cap remaining, but sails and tailfan missing.

William Beart, a maltster, acquired a plot on which he built a substantial smock mill in 1847. William French acquired a lease on the mill and bought some of the surrounding fields. he bought the freehold for £440 in 1850 after William Beart’s death. The business continued until 1956.

See A Community Remembers: Histon Road p.24:

Chesterton Mill, Cambridge


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