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.
For further information about the Windmill, please see www.laceygreenwindmill.org.uk.
Directions (Google Maps): The windmill is at the north end of the village of Lacey Green. The village is on the Chiltern escarpment, 2 miles south of Princes Risborough. Lacey Green is most easily accessed from the A4010, the main road between High Wycombe and Aylesbury.
Parking: It is necessary for visitors to park in Pink Road, and then walk up the path to the windmill, there is no access for visitors’ cars. Cycles can be brought up the path, but no motorcycles please.
Please make sure you park responsibly!
- To ensure we keep everyone safe, depending on visitor numbers there may be a delay entering the windmill.
- Visitors will be required to wear a mask (if not exempt).
- Hand sanitiser will be provided and gloves for visitors to use.
- To minimise contact, we will not be charging entrance to the windmill. There will be a donation box on arrival and we encourage a minimum donation of £2.50 per adult and £1 per child (aged 5-15).
Please visit the Chiltern Society Directory for the Site Co-ordinator’s contact details.
What you can spot…
Re-opening – 25th July 2021
April – September on Sundays from 2pm to 5pm and August bank holiday from 11.30am to 5pm.
A suggested minimum donation of £2.50 per adult and £1 per child (aged 5-15) is encouraged.