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The mill

Sibsey Trader Windmill, Sibsey (Lincolnshire)

19th century six sail windmill.

Places to stay near here


  • 19th century buildings
  • Gift shop
  • Historic Property

Food and Drinks

  • Tea Room


Built in 1877, this restored six storey mill with complete gear, sails and fantail still works today. The award-winning tearoom sells produce made from the mill's organic, stone-ground flour.

History to the present day

Sibsey Trader Windmill is one of the very few six-sailed mills still remaining in England. It was built in 1877 by Saundersons, millwrights of Louth. It was constructed in the typical Lincolnshire style.

The mill itself is not exceptionally tall and in fact stands only six floors high above ground and the height to the top of the mill's cap is a mere 74 feet 3 inches. However the slenderness of the tower combined with the flat landscape which surrounds the mill give the illusion that Sibsey is larger than it actually is. The slim central tower also makes the sails look enormous in comparison.

The mill worked until 1954 (although with only four sails in its later years) following which it was allowed to fall into disrepair. It has now been restored to full working order and today produces a wide range of organic flours which are for sale on site.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Sibsey Trader Windmill, Lincolnshire, , United Kingdom

Opening times:

1 May-30 Sep 10am-6pm Tue, Sat, & Bank Hols

1 May-30 Sep 11am-6pm Sun

1-31 Oct 10am-6pm Sat, & Bank Hols

1-31 Oct 11am-6pm Sun

Winter opening

1 Nov-28 Feb 11am-5pm Sat

Admission prices:




Photographs copyright English Heritage Photographic Library.