TM4659 : Undergoing repair work

taken 6 years ago, near to Thorpeness, Suffolk, Great Britain

Undergoing repair work
Undergoing repair work
The Thorpeness post mill is currently (late 2012) being repaired by its private owners, who purchased it from the County Council in 2010. Work started in the late summer of 2011, with the removal of the sails, steps and fantail. The exterior has been re-clad and painted, and interior rotten woodwork is being replaced, after which newly-made sails and so on can be fitted. It is expected to be back to its former state in 2013.
Originally located a mile or so inland, the structure dates from 1803, and ground corn. In 1922, as part of the construction of the village of Thorpeness, it was moved from Aldringham, and was converted to pump water up into the adjacent tower (which in due course became the much-photographed House in the Clouds). It fell into disuse in the 1960s, and its condition gradually deteriorated thereafter until 1977, when the Council undertook repairs. The current owners are continuing that process.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 13 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4680 5985 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:10.8985N 1:36.5228E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 46801 59850
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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