TG0444 : Cley tower mill

taken 11 years ago, near to Cley Next The Sea, Norfolk, Great Britain

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Cley tower mill
Cley tower mill
And adjoining flint buildings, viewed from the end of the narrow passage linking to High Street (A149) - LinkExternal link.

Cley Mill, a 5-storey brick-built tower mill, was built around 1819; it had an octagonal domed cap with a petticoat, a gallery and an 8-bladed fan. The four sails were double shuttered and powered two pairs of French burr stones; there was a stage around the second floor. The mill is located by the 17th century deep water quay; converted into a holiday home in the 1920s it is now a B&B establishment. LinkExternal link

Reed beds cover the area beside the drain where a quay once used to be > LinkExternal link . Present-day Cley is not in the same location as the medieval village of Cley used to be. This was located south of St Margaret's church > LinkExternal link and had a busy harbour, which was ruined by embanking in the 1640s by Sir Henry Calthorpe. A fire had already encouraged relocation in 1612. When Thomas Telford had been called in, in 1822, to advise on the problem of silting the Cley channel, his advice was ignored and the once busy port is now history. Many of the houses and cottages that line the narrow High Street (A149) through the village are built from flint and brick and date from the 17th and 18th centuries.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 June, 2008   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 045 440 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.3107N 1:2.5932E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 045 440
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