Monument record MCC2284 - The Distillery Mill, Windmill north of Hilltop Close, Colchester


Post medieval windmill north of Hilltop Close.


Grid reference TM 01569 23736 (point)
Map sheet TM02SW
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Chapman and Andrew (1777) mark a windmill just south of 'An Oil Mill' driven by water, the later generally known as the Distillery Mill or Hull Mill in the 19th century. An engraving of a view of Colchester, taken from the north and published in Morant (1748) shows a windmill of indeterminate type on the skyline, evidently in the same location.<1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Cartographic materials: Chapman, John and Andre, Peter. 1777. Map of Essex.
  • <2> Serial: Farries, Kenneth G.. 1984. Essex Windmills, Millers and Millwrights Volume 3. Volume 3. p.93.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 22 2016 12:41PM

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