Thursday, 13 May 2010

The Mill, Holderness Road

You're walking along an ordinary city road with houses and shops, the last thing you expect to see is an old fashioned windmill.
Opposite East Park stands this imposing old mill that dates from about 1820. At one time there were about a dozen mills like this on Holderness Road, they ground the grain from the countryside and supplied the city with flour. This is the last one remaining and has at various times been used as stone masons yard and florist shop. The buildings surrounding it are now a pub called  The Mill.
The sails have recently been renovated after they fell off a few years back.

1 comment:

  1. I'd like to live in one of these. No tilting allowed!