Sibsey Trader Windmill, Lincolnshire

Sibsey Trader Exterior 2 ref Photographers Resource LincolnshireOne of the few six-sailed mills remaining in England, Sibsey Windmill was built in 1877 to replace an earlier post mill. In its day it was the ‘Rolls Royce’ of windmills, and one of the very last to be built in Lincolnshire. It has been described as “one of the finest mills in the country, with its slender tower and elaborate wrought iron balcony.” It is not exceptionally tall, containing only six floors above ground. It worked until 1954, latterly with four sails and was then allowed to become derelict. It was taken over by English Heritage who restored it in 1970 to ‘static’ condition. In 1981 they got the mill into full working order.

VISITING, DIRECTIONS, PRODUCE and CATERING

Directions: Situated 1/2 mile west of Sibsey, off A16, 5 miles north of Boston. See map: Google Maps

Opening : March to October : Saturdays and Bank Holidays. 10am – 6pm. Sundays 11am -6pm. Tuesday (May – Sept only) 11am – 6pm

November to April: Saturdays 11am – 5pm         Groups at other times by arrangement

Access : Disabled access is only available to the Tearoom and Toilets across gravel at the moment

Certifications: organic. Shop : Range of stoneground organic flours. Souvenirs, Milling related Prints/Photographs, Local Watercolours and Bygones from the first floor of the mill.

Catering : Cream Teas / Cakes / Sandwiches & Light Meals (made from our own fresh organic stoneground flour & free range eggs) available in tearooms next to the mill.

Wholesale/Trade : Enquiries welcomed

CONTACT

Ian Ansell
Sibsey Trader Windmill
Boston,
PE22 0SY
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Phone: 01205 750036