Skidby Windmill
Skidby Windmill
Skidby Windmill is the last working windmill in Yorkshire. It was built in 1821, and is still in operation. At one time the landscape of Yorkshire was dotted with mills; over 200 existed at one point, but gradually they fell out of use in favour of mechanised means of grinding grain. Now only the mill at Skidby remains, a reminder of a way of life going back centuries.
Skidy Mill produces its own whole grain flour. It has three pairs of mill stones, powered by four 12 metre sails. Each sail weighs over 1.25 tonnes, giving you some idea of just what an engineering project it was to design and operate a mill. The mill grinds each weekend, weather permitting, and uses only locally grown grain. Visitors can watch the mill in operation and explore the milling machinery.

Contained within the Skidby Windmill is the Museum of East Riding Rural Life, where you can trace the history of agriculture and village life in the East Riding over time.