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Ingatestone Loop 19.04.2012

Having limited time today and with poor weather predicted, Marie and I decided to do a walk closer to home and settled for the Ingatestone Loop.
We started at Mountnessing Windmill.

Mountnessing Windmill is a grade II* listedpost mill at Mountnessing, Essex, England which has been restored to working order.

Mountnessing Windmill was built in 1807, replacing an earlier mill. There are records of a windmill here since 1477. The mill was working until 1924, and it worked again in 1932-33.[2]
In 1937, ownership of the mill passed from the Blencowe Estates to Mountnessing Parish Council. It was repaired as a memorial to King George VI, whose coronation was in that year.

The walk continues around the rear of the Mill and across a very muddy field full of Rapeseed.

On leaving this field we walked along a lane and then crossed over the A12 into Ingatestone.Through a housing estate to a crossing over the railway line. This crossing has now been closed to the public, a local said it was clos…