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Lacey Green Windmill

Lacey Green, Nr Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire

Restored smock mill. Dates from around 1650, making this the oldest smock windmill in the country.

Listed building information says "Smock-mill. Mid-late C17, restored 1970s. Timber frame with weatherboard cladding, now with C20 strengthening and weatherboarded outer skin. Weatherboard is carried over curved pitches of cap. Early C19 brick base. Octagonal, with sloping sides. 4 storeys. Base has 2 board doors and 2 paired wooden casements, and is set partly below ground level. Upper floors have barred wooden windows on 2 opposite sides, all set like raking dormers. 2 board doors to first floor. Revolving cap with 4 C20 wooden sails, the fantail is in the process of restoration. Internally the frame has large roughly curved braces between cant posts. Main machinery is complete with main drive shaft and wallower, spur wheel, windshaft and brake wheel, the wheel spokes morticed into the shafts. 2 sets of mill-stones in rebuilt casing but with original tentering gear. Rebuilt shoots; bins and flour dressers brought from elsewhere. Mill said to have been moved from original site at Chesham in 1821".

Preservation society says the talk of a move from a previous place is wrong.

See its website for more information.

Photo on the right is from farm drive.

Photo by Andrew Smith

Further information Grid


Lacey Green Windmill, Lacey Green, Nr Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire

Ceremonial County: Buckinghamshire

Grid Reference:

SP819008    OS Sheet – 165

Map Link:

Ordnance Survey SP819008


Aerial photo: Google aerial photo



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Date Updated: 04/2008

Planning Grid


Lacey Green Windmill, Lacey Green, Nr Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire

Grid Reference:

SP 819008

Getting there:

The windmill is at the north end of the village of Lacey Green.  The village is on the Chiltern escarpment, 2 miles south of Princes Risborough. Behind ‘The Whip’ pub, in Lacey Green.


When not open should be able to be photographed from entrance to farm drive or from pink Rd.


It is necessary for visitors to park in Pink Road, and then walk up the path to the windmill.



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HP27 0PG  or HP27 0QQ


Michael Hardy - 01844 275871

Opening times:

2.30pm to 5.30pm on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from Sunday 4th May to Sunday 28th September 2008.


£1.50 per adult, and 75p per child (under 16).

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Date Updated: 04/2008

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