Bourn Windmill



Bourn Road


Grid reference – TL 312 580

OS Sheet – 208

Between the villages of Bourn and Caxton (off the A428  from Cambridge, take the turn after the new blue footbridge follow Caldecote then  Bourn Airfield and then Bourn, and take a right turn into Caxton Road, alternatively turn off the A1198 via Caxton village).

A two storey open trestle post mill – one of the oldest surviving mills in the country (the earliest record of the mill is from 1636).  Working until 1926 and gifted to the Cambridge Preservation Society (now Cambridge Past, Present & Future) in 1932.  Sails (two common and two patent sails) turn, mill turns on its post and machinery nearly intact.

Opening times - see calendar.  To see all days when the interior can be seen with guides, pull the scrollbar down and up several times or press “look for more” repeatedly.

The exterior of the mill can be visited throughout the year.

Parties by appointment.


Janet Cornish

Properties Manager, Cambridge Past, Present & Future

01223 504264



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