Articles and mentions

Articles about and and other references to the windmill

    • Historic England has an entry for the mill due to it being a grade II* listed building, and a second entry due to it being a scheduled monument! The former contains the following summary description:

Post and open trestle mill built c.1612 (deed), the oldest remaining mill in England. Body of two storeys covered with tarred weatherboards. Two pairs of over-driven Burr stones on second floor. Sack hoist driven from wooden pulley on the windshaft behind the tail wheel. Flour dressing machine on first floor with inscription 'IL 1774 RW'. The mill is undergoing restoration 1982. Huntingdonshire Windmills. C.F. Tebbutt. 1942. Photographic record taken by Cambrdigeshire County Council's Architects Department. 1974. Measured Drawings by G. Black, Architect. 1979. Windmills in Huntingdon and Peterborough. A.C. Smith. 1977.

Listing NGR: TL2771755522

Selected Sources

Books and journals

Smith, A C , Windmills in Huntingdon and Peterborough, (1977)

Tebbutt, C F , Huntingdonshire Windmills, (1942)

Historic England also has it listed in the Heritage at Risk registry, with the following description (as of July 2018):

Constructed c1612, Great Gransden is one of the oldest surviving windmills in England. Consent for emergency repairs, including dismantling of the sails for safety reasons, was granted in late 2013. Some emergency works completed in 2014. A major programme of repairs, grant aided by Historic England, commenced in 2016 and was completed in May 2017. Next steps are for Gransden Mill Trust to take lease from Cambridgeshire County Council and complete repairs to stocks and sails and re-erect during 2017. The trust is developing plans to secure the long-term future of the site.

The article also contains some photos, including one taken around 1874 by the local vicar, the Reverend le Grice, see left.

There is also a news article on the Historic England site, entitled "Great Gransden Windmill On Track To Come Off The Heritage at Risk Register"; it includes some photos.

    • Windmill World has an entry with a large number of photographs attached, mostly from Flickr.

    • The Mills Archive has a vast collection of photographs, cuttings and other material about windmills, and their catalogue is available online. The search results for the Gransden Mill includes a number of low-resolution photos (higher-resolution versions are available for a fee), and summary information about various cuttings (which are not available online for copyright reasons). As well as some pictures of the mill in various stages of dilapidation, there are lots of shots of the interior that were taken in 2010. (The search results are in date order, but undated entries are at the end of the list, which is split into a number of pages.)

    • On the 15th of January 2016 Oxford Archaeology East undertook a photographic survey on The Post Mill, Great Gransden, Cambridgeshire. The survey concentrated on internal aspects of the building including mill machinery and graffiti attributed to former mill owners. You can download the (large) PDF here.

    • Wikipedia articles