Mills

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. 

Mills News

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work with the North of England Civic Trust, which is seeking a co-ordinator for this innovative project.

An annual celebration of our milling heritage organised by the Mills Section will focus on the way that mills have been recorded in pictorial form. During the weekend hundreds of mills across the country – including some not normally open to the public – will be throwing open their doors and taking part. 

The Mills Section runs a range of member-only events, one-day courses and training days.

Kibworth Harcourt Mill is an early 18th-century post mill, the only mill of this type remaining in Leicestershire.