Lacey Green Windmill

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Lacey Green Windmill: Lacey Green windmill stands on the escarpment of the Chiltern Hills, near Princes Risborough and halfway between High Wycombe and Aylesbury. Since 1971 it has been restored back to working order by members of The Chiltern Society. The 1970 picture below shows the sad condition it had reached. It has been restored to preserve its unique wooden machinery, which probably dates from around 1650, making this the oldest smock windmill in the country.

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IF TRAVELLING FROM THE NORTH, or Aylesbury, drive through Monks Risborough on the A4010. On reaching Princes Risborough (with Tesco in front of you), turn left at the first roundabout (A4010), and turn right at the second roundabout. Continue on the A4010 which is signposted to High Wycombe. After leaving the edge of the town of Princes Risborough, take the first turning on the left (signposted to Lacey Green). After a sharp bend to the right you will climb up the hill. At the top of the hill turn left into Pink Road, where you will see The Whip pub. Park on the left hand side of Pink Road. Immediately beside the right hand side of the pub, you will find a path to walk up to the windmill.

IF TRAVELLING FROM THE SOUTH, or High Wycombe and the M40 Junction 4 (from London direction), drive by the A4010 (from Handy Cross) and A40 to West Wycombe. At the Pedestal roundabout (with a Shell garage on your right) turn right onto the A4010, signpostred to Princes Risborough and Aylesbury. After passing under a railway bridge, take the first turning on the right, through the village of Bradenham, passing the village green on your right. Continue up through the woods to the top of the hill at Walters Ash. Turn left at the T junction. You will pass RAF High Wycombe on your left and a section of straight road will lead you to the southern end of Lacey Green village. Drive through the village until you see that the road is going to start going down the hill. At this point turn right into Pink Road, passing The Whip pub on your right. Park on the left hand side of Pink Road. Just to the right of the pub, you will find a path to walk up to the windmill.

IF TRAVELLING FROM THE WEST, or Thame and the M40 Junction 8A (from Birmingham direction), drive from Thame on the A4129 to Princes Risborough. On reaching the town itself (and Tesco on your right), take the second road off the first roundabout (which is the A4010, and turn right at the second roundabout. Continue on the A4010 which is signposted to High Wycombe. After leaving the edge of the town of Princes Risborough, take the first turning on the left (signposted to Lacey Green). After a sharp bend to the right you will climb up the hill. At the top of the hill turn left into Pink Road, where you will see The Whip pub. Park on the left hand side of this road. Just to the right of the pub, you will find a path to walk up to the windmill.

IF TRAVELLING FROM THE EAST, or Great Missenden and Chesham, you would be advised to have a detailed map available. It is perfectly possible though to approach Lacey Green through Great Hampden. After passing the Pink and Lily pub, you will find you are on the edge of the Chiltern escarpment, falling away to your right. You are now on Pink Road, at the end you will find The Whip pub on your left. Park on the right hand side of this road. Just to the right of the pub, you will find a path to walk up to the windmill.

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Opening times (3 May - 27 September):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
------14:30 - 17:30
Also open bank holiday Mondays.

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£1.50£0.75

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Phone: +44 1844 275871
Email: Lacey Green Windmill

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