Sneinton Mill

A HUNDRED years or so ago there were a lot of windmills in and about Nottingham. There were no less than thirteen on what we call Forest-road there were three at the top of Derby-road, near the entrance to the General Cemetery, and several others here and there hard by the town.

Only one of these remains, and a very prominent landmark it forms for the whole neighbourhood, while the views to be obtained from it are surprisingly beautiful and well worth the struggle up the hill on which stands the great truncated cone of red brick, which is all that remains of the old mill.

It was more or less restored and rendered weatherproof by the generosity of Mr. Oliver Hind.

It serves as a memorial to that little known celebrity George Green, who was born in 1793, and who died in 1841, and who seems to have spent most of his life in and about this mill, which was occupied by his father.

Green’s claim to fame rests on his researches and writings on abstruse mathematical matters. He seems to be coming into his own, and his conclusions are nowadays recognised as of great value by those competent to understand them.

In spite of this increased popularity amongst savants, there is little indication as yet that his writings, such as "The Vibrations of Pendulums in Fluid Media" will ever become the daily companions of the man in the street!