Mark Lancaster MP

17 NOV 2011

Mark looks at exciting renovation project at New Bradwell

Mark Lancaster MP has visited one of the top visitor sites in Milton Keynes, the New Bradwell Wind mill.

Built in 1817 its one of only a handful of stone built tower mills remaining in the UK, with all the original machinery and sales still intact. However, as Mark saw, the grade II listed building is in desperate need of some TLC. The roof cap is no longer weatherproof and there are significant signs of damp inside.

According to a survey on the building it will need to be repaired over the next 12-18 months before the damage can become worse. The volunteers who run the opening of the windmill are looking for £125,000 worth of funding in order to undertake the repairs.

Mark said: "This is a fantastic piece of our heritage and it would be such a shame to lose such a wonderful building. I congratulate all of those volunteers who have been able to open the windmill up to visitors and I just hope that they manage to secure the funding to renovate this building."

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