Wicken Windmill

Wicken Windmill


A vertically boarded smock mill in the Cambridgeshire style, restored by its owners and supporters. The only working 12-sided smock mill in the UK. Milling wholemeal and white flour solely by wind.


Grid reference:

TL 570 705

Town/city: Ely
OS sheet:


Postcode: CB7 5XR
Geocode: @52.311851, 0.301602 Open in Map

About 9 miles south east of Ely, on A1123 in the centre of Wicken village. in the centre of the village on the S side of A1123, access opposite the Maid's Head pub, 150yds west. Parking available.



Name: Dr Dave Pearce
Phone: 01664822751

Opening Times:

March to November, open during the first full weekend of each month, 10.30am to 5.30pm. December to January, open on the first Saturday of the month,10.30am to 5.30pm. Otherwise, if the sails are turning the mill is open.

National Mills Weekend opening times:

Friday 8th May 2020 (VE Day). The mill will be open, 10am to 5pm. Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May, 10am to 5pm. The mill will be grinding, weather permitting.

News & Events:

Lister Cottage 14 Church Lane Long Clawson Leics LE14 4ND

Additional Information:

Shop selling flour and guidebooks. Currently 3 wheat flours are available, produced solely by wind power: finely ground Wicken Wholemeal, Wicken White Flour, and Finest White. Wicken Spelt & Rye meal are on sale. Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve and windpump 1/2mile away. Stretham Old Engine 5 miles. TCMG web page: https://tcmg.org.uk/wicken-fen-windmill-cambridgeshire/