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Windmills

The Norfolk Windmills Trust cares for 21 buildings across Norfolk.  Thirteen are owned or leased by Norfolk County Council.

All of the Trust's mills are visible from the road and footpaths.  Most are open to the public on a regular basis or by appointment, and mills can also be opened for larger groups by prior appointment.

Special open days sometimes take place at some of the mills, and these may be advertised locally.  Volunteers are always welcome to help out at these events.

There is a small admission charge at some of the larger mills.  All donations or admission charges go towards the further restoration of mills in the Trust's care.

Grid reference: TG 507 095

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Not currently open to the public.

Grid reference: TM 167 786
Postcode: IP21 4HL

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Opening Times

Please note: Dates may be subject to change due to the ongoing restoration at the mill.  Please check before visiting.

  • 22 April 2019, 12-4pm – Easter Monday with Easter Egg + Adult Hunt on the common
  • 12 May 2019, 12-4pm – Classic Vehicles
  • 9 June 2019, 12-4pm – Work day but the mill will be open
  • 21 July 2019, 12-4pm – Work day but the mill will be open
  • 18 August 2019, 12-4pm - Teddy parachute drop at 14.30.  Bring your own teddy and parachute. Some teddies will be available to purchase and materials available to make a parachute.
  • 22 September 2019, 12-4pm – Work day but the mill will be open

Enquires - Julie and Herbert Mill Custodians 01379 853967 or the Trust on 01362 869394.

Grid reference: TG 370 192
Postcode:NR29 5PG

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This open-framed timber trestle drainage mill with miniature cap, sails, fantail and turbine is situated on the east bank of the River Ant at How Hill and is visible at all times from the river and public footpath.

Grid reference: TG 445 035

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Access by boat or the Wherryman's Way riverside walk, but there is no access for vehicles.

Grid reference: TG 369 193
Postcode: NR29 5PG

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Situated 200 metres north of Boardman’s Mill and visible from the river and public footpath.

The sails of this hollow post drainage mill have been removed pending full restoration.

Grid reference: TG 223 335

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Extremely rare water-powered sawmill.

For more information, visit the Gunton Park Sawmill website.

Grid reference: TG 387 024

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For more information visit the Hardley Mill website.

Grid reference: TG 430 190

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Not currently open to the public but can be viewed from the Weaver’s Way footpath.

Grid reference: TG 348 163

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Not currently open to the public.

Grid reference: TF 870 003
Postcode: IP25 6NT

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Open 11 May 2019, 11am–3pm as part of National Mills Weekend with a display on; “Our Mill – A History in Pictures” 

Grid reference: TG 365 176

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Not currently open to the public.

Grid reference: TM 062 909
Postcode: NR17 1SG

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This cornmill has the largest diameter tower in England.

Currently closed to the public pending repairs.

Grid reference: TG 444 034

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No public access to the site for vehicles. Access is via the Wherryman’s Way footpath from Reedham (a 45 minute walk). To access the footpath from Reedham turn off Mill Hill by the Primary School onto Holly Farm Road and follow the Wherryman’s Way signs. There are boat moorings near the site.

Grid reference: TG 470 100

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Not currently open to the public.

Located near to Polkey’s Mill.

Not currently open to the public.

Grid reference: TM 457 997

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St Olaves Drainage Mill is situated on the east bank of the River Waveney, just below St Olaves' bridge on the A143.

This tiny, timber boarded trestle drainage mill with a scoopwheel is visible from road and river and can be approached by footpath from the bridge.

Major works are complete following storm damage but access is still restricted due to brickwork repairs required to the outfall waterlane.

Grid reference: TG 442 090

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Open to the public from Easter until the end of September daily between 9am and 8pm.

Please note:  Works are currently underway on site and the mill may be closed at certain times please check before visiting.

12 May 2019, 10am-4pm – Open as part of National Mills Weekend. Hear about the Mill and Marsh Folk Project and view a display on; “Our Mill – A History in Pictures” 

Visits at other times by arrangement with the Trust on 01362 869394.

Situated beside the A47.  Free Moorings.  Tearoom and shop on site. 

Grid reference: TG 401 159

Postcode: NR29 5BU

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For more information, visit the Wind Energy Museum website.

Grid reference: TG 369 188

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Not currently open to the public.

Grid reference: TG 076 026

Postcode: NR18 9QA

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  • 12 May 2019
  • 9 June 2019
  • 14 July 2019
  • 11 August 2019
  • 8 September 2019

All open days 1-4pm.

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