Welcome to Holgate Windmill

Holgate Windmill, York’s last surviving windmill and the oldest 5-sailed windmill in the country is now fully restored and producing traditional stone-ground flour.

Our Windmill is currently closed for visits because of Covid-19 but the mill shop is still open for flour sales every Saturday morning between 10 and 12. We are also take orders each week for 5kg bags of flour (wheat £7.50 and spelt £11.00). If you are interested please send your request through the general contact form on the website with your name, contact number, order details and preferred Saturday date for collection. Orders should be sent by Thursday evening each week to be ready for collection on Saturday morning.

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4 weeks ago

Holgate Windmill

It is with regret that we have made the decision not to open the windmill to visitors until hopefully spring next year because of COVID-19. We had so many plans to celebrate our 250th anniversary this year so we look forward to welcoming you in 2021 to celebrate our 251st birthday! This great painting is by Bob Anderton to celebrate our anniversary. #holgatewindmill #holgate #acomb #york #everythingyork #visityork #thingstodoinYork #yorkattractions #250thCelebration #postponeduntil2021 #celebrationspostponed #yorkwindmill #1770 #250years ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Holgate Windmill

The photo taken by Nick Ansell on 31 July was printed in yesterday’s York Press. A great photo with a ‘starburst’ effect. If you have any photos that you are willing to share on our website please join our Flickr group. #holgatewindmill #holgate #nickansell #starbursteffect #starbursteffectphotography #windmill #windmills #windmillsofinstagram ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Holgate Windmill

We are in the process of restoring another set of mill stones( peak stones). Originally there were 4 working millstones in the windmill all powered by wind. When the restoration took place 2 of the sets of the stones were restored, one to by powered by the sails and the other set by an electric motor. The peak stones are now working, which is really exciting, but there is still a lot to do including constructing the shute to take the flour to the ground floor and the casings round the stones. These photos show the work involved in making the stone furniture! Not an easy job by any means! #holgatewindmill #holgatewindmillpreservationsociety #restoration #restoredwindmill #restored #millwrights #traditionalcornmillersguild #TCMG #millstones ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Holgate Windmill

Great picture by Nick Ansell of the windmill at sunset in mid-July. If you have some photos of the windmill that you are willing to share on our website then please join our Flickr group. #holgatewindmill #holgatewindmillpreservationsociety #windmillsofinstagram #windmillatsunset #sunset #yorkwindmill #photography #nickansell ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Holgate Windmill

Does anyone have a Walter Crabtree as a distant relative? There is a Walter Crabtree plaque on the wall on the ground floor of the mill but we don’t know who he was or indeed why his name is here. We know he was not a miller and that he had no family connections to the mill. A Walter Crabtree was born in York in 1939 and was an electrician in the area – could it have been him? If you have any information we would love to hear from you. #holgatewindmill #holgatewindmillpreservationsociety #york #yorkresident #waltercrabtree #everythingyork #exploreyork #residentsofyork ... See MoreSee Less

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