Lindley’s Mill is a hidden gem in the centre of Sutton and is one of only two stone built windmills remaining in Nottinghamshire (the other being at Warsop). The mill was built in the 1820s and is a Grade 2 listed building. Built by James Lindley to replace a post mill that was damaged by a gale in 1818 the mill fell into disuse in the early 1900s. All that remains is the stone tower, which is partly tarred, to help maintain an internal dry atmosphere. With funding secured by the Council from the Heritage Lottery Fund the mill building has been transformed into a small heritage centre. Works have included installing a new roof and weather proofing the building with new windows, as well as a host of activities to engage local people with their heritage. Sutton Library, Sutton Heritage Society, U3A, Sutton Living Memory group and Sutton Community Academy have all supported the project.
The site is open for visits where a film detailing the history of the mill can be viewed, with many interesting artefacts on display, bringing the story of the mill to life. Visits to the centre are arranged through Sutton Heritage Society, telephone: 01623 623508, website: http://www.suttonheritage.org.uk/