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THE ONLY FIVE SAIL WINDMILL THAT TURNS CLOCKWISE
Dobson’s Mill in Burgh le Marsh A    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 Developments Following   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 2016   SATURDAY &   SUNDAY From 2 pm to 4.30 pm Free entry & lots of free parking As   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 August Our    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.  
Please call back as we are updating this site regularly Contact us at enquiries@burghlemarshwindmill.co.uk
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Our new mill - July 2014 Information board with a difference! Finishing the return of the sails