Celebrating the beautiful mills of Norfolk and Suffolk to mark National Mills Weekend
PUBLISHED: 12:30 12 May 2018
To celebrate National Mills weekend we look at ten of the beautiful and historic mills in Norfolk and Suffolk.
• Thelnetham Windmill
Dating from 1819, it was a successful working mill. Restoration by mill enthusiasts was completed in 1987.
• Horsey Windpump
A local landmark the brick tower drainage mill with a boat-shaped cap, which worked by wind until 1943.
• Bardwell Windmill
Built in 1823 it was worked by wind until 1925 and then worked with a Blackstone oil engine until 1941.
•Thurne Dyke Drainage Mill
It was constructed by millwrights England & Co of Ludham in 1820. It was in operation for nearly 120 years.
• Herringfleet Windpump (Walker’s Mill)
The last pumping mill of its type with cloth-spread sails and a cap turned by tailpole and winch.
• Stow Mill
The corn mill in Paston parish was built between 1825 and 1827. It operated from 1828 until 1930, a working period of over 100 years.
• Pakenham Windmill
A five-storey tower mill, built in 1830. The mill, fully restored in 2001, has two pairs of millstones, patent sails and a fantail.
• Denver Windmill
A large six-storey tower, it retains much of its original machinery. It used wind, oil and electricity.
• Billingford Windmill
Built in 1860, with a boat shaped cap winded by a fantail. Currently under restoration it is without cap or sails.
• Polkey’s and Cadge’s Mills
Polkey’s Mill, built prior to 1880 and Cadge’s Mill, built in 1880, are two drainage mills out of an original cluster of three.
To find out more about National Mills Weekend and which ones are open to the public visit the website.
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