Historic Grade II former Windmill
…believed to have been constructed in 1760 which lost its sails in 1880 and since then has been occupied for a variety of uses including war time cinema, piano workshop, overflow prison and garage. It is the only surviving example of a windmill in Preston and only one of a few to survive in the country.
The mill is conveniently situated to the rear of Preston Police Station and is surrounded by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) Halls of Residence and University buildings.
The property has a historic consent, dating back to 2008 (application no. 06/2008/0357) for the conversion to form 2no apartments (1 x two bed, 1 x three bed) together with the demolition of the two storey extension and the erection of a three storey glazed extension. All interested parties are advised to discuss any proposals with Preston City Council.