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Terling, Essex

Part of the Rex Wailes collection.
Air photo shows the mill on the edge of the medieval village where the burgage plots are clearly seen.

Unknown photographer


Cutting from "Romford Times". The County Council is preparing plans to save the remaining windmills from disappearing from the Essex landscape. From the County surveyor's report it seems the County Council is taking this matter seriously. The report mentions several windmills that are in a serious state of deterioration.

"Essex Windmills"

Cutting from "East Anglian Daily Times". A report by the County Surveyor regarding Essex windmills recommended that the Smock Mill at Upminster should not be demolished. This was approved by the County Council.

"Preserving the Windmills"

Cutting from "Clackton Times" reporting "there is a real danger that many of the old familiar landmarks may be swept away to make room for the new housing estates". The Council is preparing a list of windmills in the county which may be conserved for the future.

"An Essex Windmill to be Saved - Noted landmarks threatened"

Cutting from "The Times" reporting that "Essex County Council has decided to take steps to save windmills in Essex from possible demolition". This was precipitated by a letter received from the Society of the Protection of Ancient Buildings expressing "concern at the rapid disappearance of windmills in Essex".


Waterfield notes that the image is from 'Old Watermills & Windmills' by R. Thurston Hopkins.

Waterfield, James, miller and millwright

"The windmill of Terling"

Cutting from "Romford Times" about a walk in Essex which passes Terling windmill, apparently one of two still working in Essex despite a gale the year before.

"More turns now"

Cutting from an unknown newspaper picturing Terling windmill and mentioning that it is busier in wartime than peacetime.

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