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.

Content provided by Visit Buckinghamshire


Read more Close

For more local tourist information:

Refine your search:

The millstones inside the Lacey Green Windmill, Buckinghamshire© Visit Buckinghamshire
The millstones inside the Lacey Green Windmill, Buckinghamshire© Visit Buckinghamshire

Instagram updates


Customer survey …

VisitEngland would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about our website.

It should take no more than a couple of minutes.

Please click here to be taken to the survey


To add items to favourites …

… you need to be logged in.

If you already have an account, log in.

Or register a

Access your account

Enter your e-mail address or username.
Enter the password that accompanies your e-mail.
Forgot your password? Recover your account
Don't have an account? Register an account