Sibsey Trader Windmill is one of the few six-sailed mills remaining in England. The mill was built in 1877 by local millwrights Saundersons of Louth, in a typical Lincolnshire style, to replace a small post mill. It is not exceptionally tall, containing only six floors above ground, and the height to the top of the cap is 74 feet 3 inches. The slenderness of the tower, and the flat landscape in which it stands, together create the impression that it is bigger than it actually is, and make the sails, already admittedly large, look enormous.
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Built in 1877, to replace an earlier post mill, this six-storey mill is undergoing major conservation to restore its cap, fantail and six sails, and to bring it back into working order. The project started in 2020 and will run for several years. The award-winning tearoom sells produce normally made from the mill's organic, stone-ground flour but, while the mill is out of action, it is being ground at a nearby mill.
Sibsey Trader Windmill was damaged during gales 2018, and its sail, fantail and cap have been removed for repair. Although the mill is not currently working, the mill shop is open at weekends. During this time while it not possible to mill flour on-site, the flour for sale in the shop is stoneground at a nearby mill. Also please be aware that the tearoom is temporarily closed for maintenance.
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