Historic Preston windmill powers investor interest

Posted on 19th July 2006

Robert Pinkus & Co. is marketing the city’s only surviving windmill at Craggs Mill, on Moor Lane and is expecting the historic landmark to go for more than £200,000. The five-floor property, currently in shell form is suitable for a wide variety of uses including leisure, residential and commercial, subject to the necessary planning consent.


The mill is in a prime location, close to shops, restaurants, bars and the university. Built in 1760 it was surrounded by open fields at the heart of Preston’s agricultural industry.  It lost its sails in 1880 and has been used for everything from a piano workshop to a garage and an overflow prison. During the war it was even used as a cinema where punters paid for their tickets in jam jars!

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