Bocking Windmill, Essex Giclée Travel Poster
Giclée travel poster of Bocking Churchstreet Windmill, more commonly known as Bocking Windmill, in Bocking, Essex. Originally built in 1721, Bocking Windmill was moved to its current site in 1829, where it operated as a windmill for another century through to 1929. Throughout the decades that followed, the windmill fell into disrepair, but in the early 1960s the community rallied together and worked with Braintree and Bocking Council to restore the building's condition. The Friends of Bocking Windmill have maintained the windmill ever since, and to this day offer educational tours and open days.
Bocking Windmill stands 43 feet tall, and is a classic post mill, meaning that the main body of the windmill is all mounted upon a single vertical post, which in its day would have rotated to better catch the wind; these post mill designs were common from the medieval period through to the 19th century, when tower mills with rotating caps began to replace them. Battlesbridge Windmill's post mill sits atop a two-storey brick roundhouse, which is well-known for the lettering painted upon it: "STEAM & WIND MILL. GRIST GROUND ON THE SHORTEST NOTICE. OATS CRUSHED. RETAILING DONE."
This Essex illustration by local artist Rob Wisdom is a high-quality Giclée travel poster. For our classic Bocking Windmill art print, click here.
12x16" print shown. Cropping and title position (if applicable) may differ slightly on 'A' size prints.