Lincolnshire Mills Group (LMG) covers an area of the East Midlands including Nottinghamshire and East Yorkshire as well as Lincolnshire.
Lincolnshire type windmills are noted for their characteristic white painted ogee shaped caps. Mills in our area carried on developing when in other
areas mill design had stagnated. The use of cast iron enabled the Lincolnshire Cross to be developed, which could provide for more than four sails. Five, Six and Eight sailed mills were common in our
area and some are still in use.
Lincolnshire has more working windmills that any other county in the UK and the highest mill tower is at Moulton, Lincs.
Although this region is defined by its windmill technology, the area has many fine watermills ranging from village corn-mills to industrial water-powered factories. We are here for all sorts of mills. Watermills, tide mills, wind pumps, steam mills, animal mills and pulleys - in fact any sort of mill, with any sort of power. Most of our members are interested in all sorts of industrial archaeology, and the boundaries between different specialities are often blurred.
Welcome to the Lincolnshire Mills Group website.