Gedney Dyke’s historic buildings

Mill House at Gedney Dyke. Photo@: SG311012-225TW
Mill House at Gedney Dyke. Photo@: SG311012-225TW

The Victorian mill and the mill house at Gedney Dyke are currently empty, the house currently being sold by Pygott & Crone.

Despite its dilapidated condition, there are still some original features in the Grade II listed house, such as fireplaces and mosaic tiling to the floor. However, Pygott & Crone’s details state that the house “requires significant refurbishment including replacement roof, flooring, some windows and parts of the property being rebuilt”.

In its prime, the mill at Gedney Dyke was one of the most elegant in Lincolnshire, according to the county council’s website.

Dated 1836, the 68 feet mill was built for a Mr Rubbins and was working until 1942. The mill lost its sails in 1947 followed by the cap soon after, and now stands disused. The mill originally had eight floors and the four pairs of stones were still on the third floor at the time the county council compiled its information.

The parish council’s website says several hundred years ago the village started as a few small herders’ homes, whose inhabitants would have tended sheep and cattle just a mile north of Gedney. Saltern mounds can be seen to the north of the village.