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High's Drainage Mill


This mill is one of the oldest drainage mills on the Halvergate Marshes. It dates from the 19th century and contains reused material from the 18th century. The mill has been known as Gilbert's Mill and Lubbock's Mill in the past.  

The tower is two-storeys tall. It drove a 12-foot diameter external scoopwheel.  

High's Mill is relatively primitive compared to other drainage mills on the Halvergate Marshes. It had common sails that had to be set by hand (later mills often had patent sails, the type with vanes or shutters in them). It also had no fantail, so the mill's cap had to be physically turned to the wind.  

The mill was once operated by former marshman Bertie High, after whose family the mill is named.  

The mill can be seen from a public bridleway on the north side of The Fleet which joins the Weaver's Way at each end to form a circular route of about 8 miles. The route passes 6 drainage mills. 


  • Address: Stone Road, Halvergate, NR13 3GX (nearest postcode, no vehicular access) 
  • Grid reference: TG 45739 07168
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Image of High's Mill

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