Wrawby’s historic mill

Wrawby Mill EMN-140404-153849001
Wrawby Mill EMN-140404-153849001
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One of the best known landmarks in the Wolds - Wrawby Mill - stages another open day this Easter Monday, from 2pm to 5pm.

Wrawby Postmill, as it is correctly described, was built between 1760 and 1790 to serve the Elsham Hall estate.

It stands high on the 
Lincolnshire Wolds on the site of the previous open trestle postmill.

The mill originally had four common sails, but throughout most of its working life it operated using the popular combination of power with flexibility from two common and two spring sails.

It was working until the 1940s finishing with four spring sails, before becoming derelict.

After threats of demolition, it was acquired and restored in 1965 by Wrawby Windmill Preservation Society.

Recent maintenance saw a return to the mixed sail types in 2008, with funding support from the SPAB Mill Repairs Fund and donations from residents.

Wrawby Mill is the last post mill in the north of England.

There is also a souvenir shop and refreshments available.

Admission is adults £2, children £1, with a family ticket costing £5.

And if you aren’t able to make the opening this time, the mill will also be open on the May and August Bank Holiday Mondays - May 5 and 26, and August 25.

It will also be open on Sunday, June 29 and Sunday, July 27.

The Mill can also be opened by special arrangement .

For more information call 01652 653699.