Lacey Green Windmill is the oldest surviving smock mill in England; its important and unique timber machinery is over 350 years old. Until 1915, when its working life ended and many windmills fell out of use, the mill had taken advantage of its high position on the Chiltern Escarpment to mill various cereal products. By the late 60s the mill had deteriorated and was on the verge of collapse; it had suffered much water damage and people realised its antique machinery was under threat.
Restoration started in 1971 and it took more than fifteen years for Chiltern Society volunteers to return it to glory. Today the windmill is fully preserved and maintained by Chiltern Society volunteers who are delighted to be able to share it with the public.
What you can spot…
How to find us
HP27 0PG, Street Parking Available.
Arriva Bus 300
Public parts of the site are free to visit and open all year.
See inside the Mill
April – September on Sundays and bank holidays between 2pm to 5pm.
Adult: £2.50; Child: £1
Free to Chiltern society members