SPAB Mills Section

The Mills Section

The Mills Section of the SPAB is the UK's national organisation devoted to protecting and promoting traditional windmills and watermills.

We campaign to save traditional mills that retain their machinery from destruction and conversion, and we provide technical advice, guidance and funding to facilitate the sympathetic repair of mills and their machinery. We run training courses for those involved in mills and mill repair projects.

We also celebrate our traditional milling heritage through events such as National Mills Weekend, which is held on the second weekend of May each year, and by organising annual tours to mills across the UK.

Members help to support our work and receive our quarterly magazine, Mill News, as well as being able to access our technical guidance, tours and meetings.

To find out more, click on the subjects highlighted below: 

*Latest news*

Our Windmills and Watermills Calendar for 2018 is available - see here.

For all latest news, see here.

*Mills for sale*

Our latest list of Mills for Sale has been updated and is available to download from the Members' area  

Contact us

Sophie Martin (Administrator)
SPAB Mills Section
37 Spital Square
London 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