Holton Post Mill

Holton St Peter Post Mill, Suffolk c 1970s. | Windmill, Old barns, St. peter

In the early 19th. century almost 500 windmills were at work in Suffolk, mostly used for corn grinding, but from then on their numbers declined, slowly at first but rapidly after 1900, in the face of competition from large steam powered flour mills and smaller farm mills driven by steam or internal combustion engines. Today just 37 are left and of these only half retain their machinery.

One of these mills is Holton Post Mill.

The history of the mill

The mill in the 20th century