Bocking Windmill

Bocking Windmill


A post mill with a 2-storey roundhouse, built in 1721 and moved to its present site in 1829. It ceased working at the outbreak of the First World War and was renovated externally in the 1980s and internally in the 1990s. Most machinery remains. Souvenirs and guide books on sale.


Grid reference:

TL 763 259

Town/city: Braintree
OS sheet:


Postcode: CM7 5LQ
Geocode: @51.9047646, 0.5610741 Open in Map

About 2 miles north of Braintree town centre, off Church Street, Bocking, mile west of A131.


Name: Mr Joby Humm
Phone: 01376 552525

Opening Times:

Sunday 15th May 2022 (2pm–5pm) – National Mills Day
Sunday 5th June 2022 (2pm-5pm) - Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend
Sunday 26th June 2022 (2pm–5pm)
Sunday 31st July 2022 (2pm-5pm)
Monday 29th August 2022 Bank Holiday (2pm-5pm)
Saturday 18th September 2022 (2pm-5pm) - National Heritage Open day

National Mills Weekend opening times:

Sunday May 15th 2pm - 5pm

Additional Information:

Admission is free of charge but donations towards the upkeep of the Mill is greatly received by friends of Bocking Windmill volunteers.