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Sibsey Trader Mill

Frithville Rd, Sibsey, Boston PE22 0SY
Frithville Road Sibsey England PE22 0SY GB
01205 75003601205 750036

This six-storey windmill, built in 1877, is one of the few six-sailed mills remaining in England. It is 74 feet and 3 inches tall, but its slender tower and the flat landscape in which it stands gives the impression that the mill is a lot taller and bigger than it actually is. The sails look enormous too.

Enter the mill and climb wooden ladders and stone steps to the top and see how grain is milled and how it is fed into rotating stones. Learn how the speed of the mill can be controlled by the miller from the wrought iron balcony outside and how it can be regulated automatically, through the addition of a weight on a control chain which reaches down to the balcony. Then see how grain is raised to the higher levels by a sack-hoist and how it is stored.

A visit to this mill is really interesting and informative and you get to see some panoramic views of the surrounding landscape when you manage to get the top. After your climb, take a stroll to the tea room and enjoy some home-made cakes and scones in the Country Tearoom.

Opening Times:

March to October
Saturday (and Bank Holidays)
10am – 6pm
Sunday
11am – 6pm
Tuesday (May – Sept only)
11am – 6pm

November to April
Saturday
11am – 5pm

Costs:

Adult £ 2.50
Child £ 1.00
Concession £ 2.00