Holgate Windmill, York England

About Holgate Windmill

York Holgate Windmill York is situated just outside the city centre at Holgate, a suburb of York.  It is York’s last surviving windmill and it is also the oldest 5 saled windmill in the country. Having lied dormant for some years, the windmill has now been restored and opened for visitors. The windmill is open during open days throughout the year where you can listen to a talk by knowledgable volunteers as well as purchase flour! 

The best time to visit is every Saturday morning between 10am until 12 noon. 

The windmill was built by George Waud who was born in December 1768. The Windmill became functional by 1770 and George Waud was living in the mill house. At that time, the windmill was situated in open countryside overlooking Holgate.  The crossroads at the foot of the hill to York, Acomb and Poppleton provided the necessary routes to distribute the mill’s produce. Obviously, much of the high quality flour was taken to York. After you have visit the Windmill, it is a good idea to visit York Cold War Bunker as this is situated close by. 

Where to Find Holgate Windmill

Useful Information and Links

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Holgate Windmill Website