Lacey Green Windmill, Lacey Green

A Wind powered Corn mill in the historic county of Buckinghamshire, England.

An important smock mill that has been restored. It was removed from Chesham in 1821, having originally been built c1650, and is said to be the oldest smock mill in England. Having become derelict, it underwent restoration by the Chiltern Society in the 1970s. Before that it was used for corn milling and operated with four patent sails. The gearing was entirely of wood. The mill is Grade II* Listed.

Full details

Power source Wind
Mill type Smock mill
Mill functions Corn mill
Archive ID 1695
Location Lacey Green
Historic county Buckinghamshire
Country England
NGR SP 81917 00781
Latitude 51.69961800213464
Longitude -0.8162152865552343

Location

Sources

Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database

Historic England National Heritage List for England

Ordnance Survey six-inch map, Buckinghamshire XXXVII (1885)

Major, J K, SPAB Mills Section Record Card (1973)

Buckinghamshire County Museum Archaeological Group, “Buckinghamshire Windmills” (Records of Bucks, 20 (4), 1978)

Smith, Arthur C, Windmills in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire: a contemporary survey (Stevenage Museum publications, 1976)

Contributors

Sara & Oscar Jarman, May 2016, January 2017