Photographs Michael Hardy






Lacey Green Windmill

Grid reference: SP 819 008
OS sheet: 165
Postcode: HP27 0PG
About 2 miles south east of Princes Risborough, behind "The Whip" pub, in Lacey Green. Signposted from A4010. Please park in Pink Road.

A 4-storey smock mill, built about 1650. Last worked about 1915. Believed to be England's oldest surviving smock mill. Restored to turning order by the Chiltern Society since 1971. However, due to the age of the machinery, it has now been decided that we will not let the wind turn the sails any more. However, in our exposed position at 750 feet above sea level, and on the escarpment of the Chiltern Hills, we keep the fantail mechanism working and free to turn the cap into the wind at all times.

Opening times 2018
14.00 to 17.00 on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from Sunday 1st April to Sunday 30th September.

National Mills Weekend opening times 2018
Saturday May 12th 14.00 to 17.00 Sunday May 13th 11.00 to 17.00.

Michael Hardy, tel. 01844 275871


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