Discover the fascinating history of Saxtead Green Post Mill, a traditional corn mill in Suffolk dating back to the late 13th century. This working mill, whose body revolves on its base, offers a captivating experience as you climb its stairs and explore the various floors filled with intricate mill machinery. Combine your visit with a trip to Framlingham Castle for a truly enriching day out in Suffolk.

Convenient Booking and Pricing

To make the most of your visit to Saxtead Green Post Mill, it is recommended to book your tickets online in advance. Not only will you secure your entry, but you’ll also enjoy the best price. Tickets start from just £5.50 per adult, and if you’re a Member, your ticket is free. Don’t miss out on this historic gem!

History of Saxtead Green Post Mill

According to the Manorial Records, Saxtead has been home to a windmill since 1287. The current Saxtead Green Mill can be traced back to at least 1796 when it was operated by miller Amos Webber. Over the years, the mill underwent several transformations and raised three times in total. Whitmore and Binyon, the renowned Wickham Market millwrights, played a significant role in refurbishing the mill in 1854, replacing the sails and improving the machinery.

Ownership and Restoration

After several endeavors and repairs, the mill came under the ownership of Steven Charles Sullivan, the son-in-law of A.S. Aldred, in 1951. The mill saw a complete rebuild between 1957 and 1960 supervised by millwright Jesse Wightman. The care of Saxtead Green Post Mill was entrusted to English Heritage in 1984, ensuring its preservation for future generations. Recent restoration work in 2017, undertaken by local millwright Tim Whiting, included the installation of new sails and a replacement fantail.

Stay at Stonham Barns Park – Your Perfect Base for Exploring Suffolk

While planning your visit to Saxtead Green Post Mill, consider staying at Stonham Barns Park, a local accommodation option situated conveniently nearby. Choose from a range of lodges or static homes, or immerse yourself in nature by camping at the park’s campsite. By making Stonham Barns Park your base, you can extend your stay and take advantage of the park’s amenities and attractions.

Stonham Barns Park offers a variety of activities to enhance your experience, including an owl and bird of prey centre, a pirate adventure golf course, a 9-hole golf course, vintage dodgem rides, and funfair rides. Additionally, you can explore the teapot pottery, dine at the onsite restaurant or enjoy a cup of tea at the charming tea room located near the bouncy pillow. With unique shops and plenty of entertainment options, Stonham Barns Park ensures you’ll have a memorable stay.

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Book Your Trip

After an exciting day exploring Saxtead Green Post Mill, return to the comfort of your accommodation at Stonham Barns Park. Unwind and enjoy the picturesque surroundings, taking advantage of the park’s amenities. Extend your visit and discover even more of Suffolk’s rich heritage, charming villages, and stunning countryside.

Don’t miss your chance to explore this historical marvel. Book your tickets to Saxtead Green Post Mill now and make Stonham Barns Park your base for an unforgettable Suffolk adventure. Visit their website for additional information and updates on accommodation availability.

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