Marsh Mill Windmill

Marsh Mill itself is the finest, well preserved example of its kind in the north west of England.

It was built in 1974 by Ralph Slater who was a Fylde Millwright. It was commissioned by Bold Hesketh, uncle of Peter Hesketh (later Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood) who would go on to play a prominent role in the expansion of Fleetwood.

Tragedy struck in May 1930, when a Miss Alice Baldwin and a Mrs Mary Jane Bailey visited the windmill with an interest in purchasing it. However, when both women stepped onto the fantail platform, the platform collapsed and the women fell to their deaths.

In 1957 it was sold to Thornton Cleveleys, later Wyre Council.

The mill underwent a two year renovation and the sails finally turned again after sixty years in 1990.

Today, it's home to a courtyard complex which includes craft shops and cafes, a pub and Twelve, a fine dining restaurant. Throughout the year there are events running in the square, and there's plenty of nearby parking.

Marsh Mill opens in September as part of the Heritage Open Days programme, with free entry into the windmill and tours to the top.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Open during Heritage Open Days in September

Admission charges


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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Marsh Mill in Wyre, Thornton Cleveleys

  • 12 — 13 September 2015

Marsh Mill is a 213-year-old restored Tower Mill, one of the best in the UK with working machinery. It offers a unique introduction to milling of a bygone age.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Marsh Mill Windmill
76 Barton Street



01253 860765


01253 860753

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