Discovering Essex Wind and Water Mills

When EIAG incorporated the former Essex Mills Group, we decided to continue with that Group’s aim of promoting the milling history and heritage of the County. This was felt to be particularly necessary at this time considering the fact that many mills have been closed to the public over the last two years due to Covid restrictions. Many are desperately in need of funds from paying visitors to be able to maintain the mills as visitor attractions.

Therefore, EIAG have published a booklet – Discovering Essex Wind and Water Mills. This is a detailed guide to the 13 wind and water mills which are normally open to the public with a brief history of each, opening times, location and facilities. The booklet also has captioned diagrams of a wind and a water mill; a list of mills with new uses but with public access; and lists of Listed mills in the County.

Copies can be obtained from the mills featured in the booklet or by emailing us at

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