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 2017
14.00 to 17.00 on Sundays and
Bank Holiday Mondays from Sunday 2nd April to Sunday 24th September.
National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
14.00 to 17.00 Sunday May 14th 11.00 to 17.00.
Michael Hardy, tel. 01844 275871