SPAB Mills Section


The Mills Section:

  • Protects hundreds of traditional windmills and watermills each year from proposals to demolish or damage them

  • Campaigns for the sympathetic repair of mills, and works to return buildings and machinery to working order
  • Circulates its magazine, Mill News, to members four times per year
  • Helps to find new owners for mills at risk by issuing a list of mills for sale
  • Arranges a programme of events, including training courses, lectures, meetings and visits
  • Works to raise public awareness of the need to save and conserve the country's dwindling number of wind and watermills
  • Co-ordinates and publicises National Mills Weekend on the second weekend in May each year
  • Supports the work of traditional millwrights across the UK
  • Liaises with independent groups of international and UK molinologists
  • Encourages the survival of the traditional miller and his or her craft
  • Supports the care and development of our collections through the Mills Archive
  • Raises and distributes money through the Mill Repair Fund
  • Publishes details of mills which are open to visitors

Maintaining Your Mill
one-day course
will now take place
on Friday 25 September

*Latest news*

Mills in Art
winners announced

Contact us

Mills Section
37 Spital Square
E1 6DY

Tel: 020 7456 0909 or 020 7377 1644
Email: millsinfo (at)
Follow us on Twitter @ukmills
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Drawing specially produced for the Mills Section by Nick Hirst