Moulton Windmill, Moulton, Lincolnshire

Moulton Windmill, Moulton, Lincolnshire

The nine-storeyed Moulton Mill is the tallest windmill in the UK and stands at 100ft high to the top of the ogee cap.

It was built in the early 19th century by Robert King and saw its sails removed near the end of the century after gale damage. Soon afterwards, a steam system was installed to power the mill. Serious milling ceased many years ago and a small roller mill and kibbler saw occasional use. The main use of the mill from the late 20th century was as a store in connection with the grain merchant's business.

A local campaign was established to restore the Grade I listed mill to full working condition. In 2003, the mill featured on the first series of BBC2's Restoration with Tim Wonnacott as its Celebrity Advocate. The project won a large Heritage Lottery Fund grant, which, along with many fundraising events has meant that the "Friends of Moulton Mill" campaign has succeeded in raising enough money to restore and refurbish the mill's structure and add a new cap.

Admission to the tower is by guided tour only and is suitable for families and school trips. There is also a Mill shop and a Granary tearoom.

Address Moulton Windmill
High Street
Moulton, Nr Spalding
PE12 6QB
Telephone 01406 373237
Area More information on Moulton