MORGAN LEWIS WINDMILL
The Morgan Lewis Windmill is the largest and only intact wind-driven sugar mill in the Caribbean, making it a unique historic and architectural monument. As such, it is among the 100 most endangered sites in the world. In 1997 financial support was provided by American Express for emergency repairs to the mill. This resulted in restoration and subsequent reopening in 1999.
The Morgan Lewis Windmill is the lone surviving, operational sugar windmill in Barbados, and only one of two in the world. It helped produce the Barbadian sugar and is probably the only Windmill where the fully intact wheel house and sails can be viewed.
Located in the scenic hills of St. Andrew, it ceased operations in 1947 and was subsequently donated to the Barbados National Trust. The aim was to be recognized as a museum, as it held great historical value. The mill, however, slowly decayed. In 1996, the mill was listed in the 1996 World Monuments Watch, prompting its restoration.
The mill continues to be maintained by the Barbados National Trust. In years gone by visitors would have been able to see an exhibition of sugar producing equipment, and cane grinding demonstrations which occurred from December through to April. This service has however been suspended until further notice.
Address: Morgan Lewis
Parish: St. Andrew
Tel: (246) 422-7429 or 426-2421 (Barbados National Trust)
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