Dobson’s Mill in Burgh le MarshA unique experience as you step back in time. The mill is very much a heritage piece as you might expect of a Grade 1 listed building. While some historians think the mill was built around 1813, a map from 1810 shows a windmill already on the site, the current mill tower was most likely built in 1844.What is certain is that the mill was worked as a commercial concern by the last owners, Dobsons, until the 1960s. It was then purchased for preservation by the County Council and has been run since by groups of volunteers, most recently as the ‘Friends of Burgh Windmill’. The BLM Heritage Group is now custodian of the site.
Recent DevelopmentsFollowing a very busy Winter and Spring,2013/14 the millwright completely refurbished the cap and the sails as well as waterproofing the outside of the mill. The mill now looks absolutely fantastic. We have the best mill in the country now.This work has been financed by Lincolnshire CC.The final piece of the jigsaw is now in place. The new stairs to the granary have been installed giving us an extra, more visible access point.We are very conscious of the windmill’s place as the centre of attraction in the town. We also recognise the rich heritage of Burgh le Marsh.
OPENING TIMES FOR SUMMER 2016SATURDAY &SUNDAYFrom 2 pm to 4.30 pm Free entry & lots of free parkingAs well as the windmill, there is a lot to see including a Heritage Trail, depicting the history of Burgh le Marsh, other displays about milling and farming and you can relax in our tearooms (delicious home made cakes on sale).The current arrangement is for the mill site to be open to visitors on Saturdays, Sundays & Wednesdays*during the summer.*Wednesdays in June, July and AugustOur opening times depend upon the availability of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please send an email or phone Malcolm on 01754811267. Take a look at our volunteers’ page.
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