Constructed around a central post so that it can be turned to face
into the wind, this impressive postmill was built in the 18th
century and is the only complete windmill left in the
Directions: West of Bedford, south of the
Stevington - Bromham road.
Please contact Andy Pidgen to arrange a visit to the Mill.
Stevington Windmill is managed by the events team at Bedford Corn
Exchange, telephone number; 01234 718044
Monday 2 - 4pm
Tuesday to Friday 10 - 5pm
Saturday 10 - 4pm
Sunday may be by appointment if Seb available.
(Please note, children must be accompanied by an adult).
The mill operated commercially, mostly grinding cattle feed, until
1939. It was purchased and restored in 1951 by Bedfordshire County
Council, as part of the County's contribution to the Festival of
Stevington Mill was probably the last windmill in Britain working
with four common (cloth covered) sails, which were replaced in 1958
and again in 2004, the latter after a seven year absence. the sails
are turned periodically and the machinery, though requiring
constant maintenance, is in rough working order.
Correct as at February 2017