Stock Tower Mill

Popular 5-storey Grade II listed tower mill with six-bladed fantail, built around 1804, restored complete with several floors of machinery.

At a glance

Opening times

Currently closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health threat, no visitors are permitted.

Find & contact

Stock Tower Mill, Mill Lane, Stock, Ingatestone, Essex, England, CM4 9NE
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0345 603 7624

essex.countryparks@essex.gov.uk

Parking & prices

There are a small number of spaces next to the mill. If these are taken, you can park on Mill Lane.

Visit the MiPermit portal page.

At this place

  • Dogs not allowed
  • Picnics allowed
  • BBQs not allowed

Introduction

Stock Windmill is a Grade II-listed tower mill, built around 1804. Popular and complete with several floors of machinery, at open days mill guides explain how grain was converted into flour.

Essex County Council bought the mill in 1945. Repairs began in 1991, part-funded by English Heritage and involving Friends of Stock Tower Mill, restoring the mill to working order.

History

Stock Windmill is a Grade II-listed tower mill, built around 1804.

The mill has four patent sails, a boat-shaped cap, a six-bladed fantail and three pairs of overdrift (operated from above) millstones. It is in working order and is worked occasionally, turning 360 degrees to catch changing winds. You can visit all five floors, and there is room for picnics on the mill’s grounds.

Built in the heyday of wheat farming and high corn prices, there were once three mills on this site, run by the village baker.

A steam engine was added to the mill in 1902. The mill used wind power up until and 1930, then ran for a further six years using an internal combustion engine.

Essex County Council bought the mill in 1945. Repairs began in 1991, part-funded by English Heritage and involving Friends of Stock Tower Mill, restoring the mill to working order.

Activities

Walks

You could include a Stock Tower Mill open day or simply viewing the outside of the mill in a walk in the local area, for example:

Open Day

To be confirmed for 2020

For Schools & Groups

If you’d like to include a visit to Stock Mill in a school group visit, our mills team can design a day that will release children’s imaginations as well as meeting your curriculum needs. Arrange a group visit to Stock Windmill by emailing country.parks@essex.gov.uk.

Facilities

Toilets

There are no toilets at the mill.

Parking

There are a small number of spaces next to the mill. If these are taken,you can park on Mill Lane.

Accessibility

Information on access to Stock Tower Mill can be found on AccessAble, formerly DisabledGo.

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