Thursday 23 February 2012


Welcome to the Chinnor Windmill website.  Over time this will develop into a central resource for information about the restoration of the mill and for visitors and those interested in the mill's history.

Image by Stuart Feurtado, all rights reserved

For updates on progress please see the Current Restoration page.

April 2021
As lockdown is gradually lifted, we'll be working at the mill again, showing visitors around as permitted and appropriate under the COVID rules at the time, (see Visiting page)

February 2021
Back in lockdown I'm afraid! 
(Meanwhile we've done 'homework' and a CAD model of the mills mechanism - see the animation on the Illustrations page and stills on the Construction page)

August 2020
Working parties now restarted post 'lockdown', so visitors are welcome again- see 'Visiting' page for more details (only one 'family group' of visitors allowed inside the mill or workshop at a time)

March 2020
Currently mill tours have been suspended due to Covid 19 restrictions, however it can still be seen externally, and there's an information board on the gate, so it makes a good 'outside' family trip during lockdown! (The adjoining Council car park may be closed, but there's street parking nearby)

February 2018
More CAD illustrations added showing the construction plans for the 'roundhouse' (in fact it's 12 sided!) and 'walk-through'' animations of the windmill.

October 2017
New pages added on the CAD documentation of the 'Mobile mill' and our 1920 Cooch Winnower by Crafty Tech Ltd, (includes a manipulate-able 3d CAD file of the winnower you can download)

'Chinnor windmill restoration society' takes over Red Kite Radio 107.2 FM  on Saturday 14th October 2017 between 1-2 pm

September 2017
To make it easier for the public to know when we're at the mill, we now work on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month (rather than on alternate Sundays as we did in the past)

October 2014
The mill is open during our working parties when we’ll show you round, and encourage you to get involved, either helping with the remaining carpentry, sitework and procurement of parts, or the historical documentation of the windmill, and of course publicising and fundraising.

Our aim is to try and also open the mill whenever there are village events on Whites Field, and so we’re looking for people to assist with this, showing visitors round, and helping on these additional open days when the working party members may not be on site.

We’d also hope to make a degree of access to the site possible on an ad-hoc basis so that visitors to the village can get up close to the outside of the mill, so we’re looking for a way of making a key available in the village- details will be added to the 'visiting' page.

So far we’ve done tours for Mill Lane Community Primary School, Windmill nursery, a Brownie pack and a group from Haddenham’s University of the 3rd age , so let us know if you’d like a group tour and we’ll see what we can do.

1 comment:

  1. Visited Sunday last
    What a fantastic structure and internals that are easy to underestimate from a cursory drive-by.
    And a really outstanding achievement putting this back together again with so many missing parts.