Wicken Corn Windmill is a large Cambridgeshire smock mill built in 1813. It is currently the only smock, or wooden tower, windmill represented in the TCMG. The mill drives two pairs of French burr stones, and various types of flour dresser. The windmill business closed in 1933, although the it was still worked occasionally by engine until 1942. It was restored from 1987 by the millwrights of the Wicken Windmill Partnership, and now works to satisfy demand for flour. Click the link below to see the film.
VISITING, DIRECTIONS, PRODUCE
Opening : The mill is open to the public the 1st full weekend of each month, March to November. (December to January the first Saturday of the month). Hours: 10.30 to 17.30. Otherwise, if the sails are turning we are open! Contact Dave Pearce for additional open days.
Directions: Wicken is situated 9 miles SE of Ely. The windmill stands in the centre of the village on the S side of A1123. Parking available at the mill. See map: Google Maps
Shop : All Wicken flours are produced solely by wind power Currently 3 wheat flours are available: finely ground Wicken Wholemeal, Wicken White Flour, and Finest White. The flours can be obtained at the mill on open days. NB Flour can be collected at other times: contact Dave Pearce for details.
Wholesale/Trade : Phone or e-mail for information and prices.