TG3901 : The derelict Limpenhoe drainage mill

taken 8 years ago, near to Hardley Street, Norfolk, Great Britain

The derelict Limpenhoe drainage mill
The derelict Limpenhoe drainage mill
The 4-storey high Limpenhoe drainage mill > LinkExternal link was built in 1831 by millwright William Thorold and it is the last surviving windmill built by him. The windpump is situated on the north bank of the River Yare which here forms the southern border of the Limpenhoe marshes. The tower is approximately 10 metres high and has an inside diameter measuring a little over five metres at the base. It had three internal floors and it is presumed that the mill had a boat shaped cap and an 8 bladed fantail without a gallery, and three internal floors with the top floor having two windows. Floor beams > LinkExternal link and all other machinery are still in place, although very much dilapidated, and the pit wheel > LinkExternal link with square iron shaft > LinkExternal link is still connected to an outside scoop wheel > LinkExternal link with some of the wooden paddles still in place. Because the ownership of the mill and its adjoining land is unknown the mill cannot be restored. British Sugar own all the land except the area the mill stands on - they deny it is theirs.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 16 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 16 August, 2009
Category
Windmill (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 394 019 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.7363N 1:31.9211E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 395 018
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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