Visit England's oldest Smock Windmill at Lacey Green
Lacey Green, Buckinghamshire
Restored to working order by The Chiltern Society, Lacey Green Windmill is England's oldest smock mill with wooden machinery dating from around 1650.
The wooden machinery in Lacey Green Windmill dates from around 1650. It is possible to see how the mill has been modified to incorporate 18th and 19th century advances in technology, to improve efficiency and automation.
The windmill was in use for producing flour until 1915. Some repairs were made in 1935, but by the late 1960s it was close to collapsing. From 1971 it was restored back to working order by volunteer members of The Chiltern Society. Inside the mill, you can see a history of the site including its military history as a lookout.
Travel up three floors to see how the machinery worked and how a single miller could manage the whole process. The windmill is based on a working farm so there is plenty to see and do outside as well.
There is also a pub at the entrance to the site if you would like something to eat or drink.
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