Holgate Windmill was built in 1770 and is York’s last surviving windmill and the oldest 5-sailed windmill in the country. The Mill ground corn until the early 1930’s using wind power and then continued with the aid of electric motors until production stopped entirely around 1933. In 2001 the Holgate Windmill Preservation Society was formed and through the dedication of its volunteers the mill is now fully restored and producing traditional stone-ground flour.
Holgate Windmill is open for visitors:-
Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning from 10:00 to 12:00. The mill will be in operation on the Wednesday and Friday sessions.
Every Sunday afternoon from 2nd April to 29th October from 13:00 to 16:00
On the weekend of 7th and 8th October 2023
Holgate Windmill is taking part in York Unlocked
. The mill will be open from 10 to 4 both days and entry will be FREE!
Also the same weekend there is an Art Exhibition
by local artist Hilary Watkinson entitled “HAPPINESS ON CANVAS”. Hilary suffers from arthritis and is unable to grip a paintbrush so uses acrylics applied with a kitchen spatula and pouring paint techniques to captivate garden memories and principally how the wind effects the energy in plants.
Pop-up Pottery Painting
session 1 to 4pm
15th October 2023
Santa will be visiting the mill
Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December 2023
between 2 and 4pm each day.
❤ Buy Map of Holgate Prints at etsy.com/uk/shop/EHarrisonPrints