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 newsletter, Mill news, to members four times per year.
  • Helps to find new owners for mills at risk by issuing a list of mills which are 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 by generating press interest.
  • 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

Correction to
2015 event programme

Contact us

Gaelle Jolly
Mills Section, SPAB,
37 Spital Square,
London E1 6DY

Tel: 020 7456 0909 or 020 7377 1644

Office hours:
Mondays & Wednesdays, 9.30am-5pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9.30am-1pm
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Drawing specially produced for the Mills Section by Nick Hirst