Lacey Green Windmill is England's oldest smock mill, with wooden machinery dating from around 1650. Since 1971 it has been restored to working order by members of The Chiltern Society. On National Mills Day (Sunday 12 May), the sails will turn, weather permitting. Lacey Green is two miles south of Princes Risborough and on open days the windmill is signposted from the A4010. Please park in Pink Road and walk up the path on the right hand side of the Whip public house. Buses on route 300 (Aylesbury/High Wycombe) stop at The Whip.
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Little known facts:
1.The windmill's original wooden machinery is believed to be the oldest of its type in the country, at around 360 years old.
2. In the 19th Century, new machinery was fitted to improve efficiency, including patent sails, smutter, bolter, governor and fantail to keep the main sails facing into the wind at all times.
3.The windmill stopped working in around 1915, a time when many mills fell out of use.
Due to the nature of the historic listed building, access is very restricted for wheelchair users. However a folder of information and photos is available to view.
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