One 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