TG3802 : Hardley Mill with new cap, sails and fantail

near to Hardley Street, Norfolk, Great Britain

Hardley Mill with new cap, sails and fantail
Hardley Mill with new cap, sails and fantail
Hardley windmill > LinkExternal link was a drainage pump operating beside the River Yare. It was powered by an Appold turbine > LinkExternal link capable of raising 12 tons of water per minute via a 12 ft high vertical shaft of 5 ft in diameter > LinkExternal link. Built in 1874 > LinkExternal link for Sir Thomas Proctor Beauchamp > LinkExternal link by the Ludham millwright Dan England it operated until about 1950 when it was damaged, abandoned and replaced by an electrical drainage pump. Restoration work was started in 1991 under the leadership of architect Peter Grix. By 2005 structural work both inside and outside the tower was complete. Cap and sails were restored in the following years and the sails have recently been fitted. The sails span 70 feet and are 8ft 6 inches wide. The fantail is 12 ft in diameter and it has 10 vanes instead of the more usual 6 or 8. Besides bringing the mill back to full working condition funding has been made available for a visitor centre which will also function as a drop-in centre for walkers on the Wherryman's Way long distance footpath between Great Yarmouth and Norwich. New moorings > LinkExternal link have been constructed in order to provide for visiting boats. For a view of the mill taken a year ago see > LinkExternal link. For more information see: LinkExternal link
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2009
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Monday, 31 August, 2009   (more nearby)
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Monday, 31 August, 2009
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Windmill > Windmill (restored)   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 387 024 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.0517N 1:31.3000E
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