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 that are open to visitors

*Latest news*

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings to open to the public

Vincent Pargeter - Funeral details

Industrial Heritage
1 & 2 December,

Committee Elections 2016 -
your chance to get involved

Autumn Meeting
at Queen's Mill
a great success

Latest edition of Mill News
(issue 145) is on its way

Young Millers enjoy
a special visit to
Mill Green Mill

*Mills for sale*

For an extensive list of
mills for sale, log in to 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)
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Drawing specially produced for the Mills Section by Nick Hirst