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Ellis Mill


Ellis Mill

The last of nine windmills that once stood on the Lincoln hill top and the last working mill in Lincoln, built in 1798. CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE.

Ellis Mill is now the sole survivor of these mills and an excellent example of a small tower mill. The Mill dates from 1798 but there has been a mill on this site from at least the middle of the 17th century.

The first recorded owner of Ellis Mill was a wealthy landowner named Anthony Meres. It went through a succession of owners until December 1894 when John Ellis bought the mill for just £250.

The Mill is still in full working order and provides flour, subject to sufficiently windy days! The Mill is now managed by Lincolnshire County Council but would not run without the group of devoted volunteers who help maintain, staff and promote the site. It will be some of these volunteers who guide you around the mill.

image: Ben Abel

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  • Parking available at the nearby Museum of Lincolnshire Life

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Ellis Millis currently closed for maintenance.

October - March

  • Saturdays only: 2pm - dusk

April - September

  • Weekends only: 2pm - 5pm

Free entry.

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