A grade II listed mill in Sutton is being refurbished by Ashfield District Council.

Lindley’s Windmill on Prospect Place, Sutton, is Ashfield’s last remaining mill out of the nine that were built across Sutton centuries ago. The windmill dates to 1823 and was in operation as a flour mill until 1895.

The Council is replacing the flat roof for a conical roof to help prevent water damage, replacing the floor inside the mill and cleaning the building to ensure the hidden gem can be preserved for years to come.

The works are set to be completed by September and marked with an official opening, details of which will be announced closer to the date. There will also be opportunities for residents to visit the mill following the opening. Sutton Heritage Society have previously run appointment-only visits to the mill.

Cllr Chris Huskinson, Executive Lead for Leisure, Health and Wellbeing, said “We are very fortunate to have such an interesting historical building in Ashfield and we are proud to preserve it for future generations. We only have a couple of listed buildings left in the District so it’s important that we maintain them to keep our history alive.

“Ashfield has a rich industrial heritage that we are keen to celebrate whilst looking to the future of the District. We look forward to being able to welcome visitors back into the mill in a few months, keep an eye on our social media for details of the opening event.”

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