Listing verified as genuine
Posted on 1st November 2016 / 396
Industry Type : Agricultural, Manufacturing
Power Type : Wind
Public or Private Site? : Public Access
Condition : Partially Restored

Sutton Windmill is the tallest windmill still standing in Norfolk!

It is a fine tower mill with 9 storeys.

Sutton mill was originally built in 1789 with 8 floors. When it was rebuilt after the fire of 1861, an additional floor was added and the common sails were replaced by patent sails. The nine storey mill was topped by a traditional Norfolk boat shaped cap and had a gallery and petticoat.

By 2005, Sutton mill had become by far the tallest remaining windmill in the county.

It stopped working in the 1940s when it was struck by lightning – by that time it had given up grinding corn and was exclusively producing animal feed.

It is now Norfolk’s newest heritage restoration project – to create a stunning Heritage Centre, the home of the National Milling & Millwrighting Academy. Read their campaign story – HERE!

Check out the Norfolk Mill’s website for a thorough account of who was involved, what went on and images of the machinery – HERE!

 

Sutton Windmill, Stalham, Norfolk

Sutton Windmill

Sutton Windmill is the tallest windmill still standing in Norfolk!

It is a fine tower mill with 9 storeys.

Sutton mill was originally built in 1789 with 8 floors. When it was rebuilt after the fire of 1861, an additional floor was added and the common sails were replaced by patent sails. The nine storey mill was topped by a traditional Norfolk boat shaped cap and had a gallery and petticoat.

By 2005, Sutton mill had become by far the tallest remaining windmill in the county.

It stopped working in the 1940s when it was struck by lightning – by that time it had given up grinding corn and was exclusively producing animal feed.

It is now Norfolk’s newest heritage restoration project – to create a stunning Heritage Centre, the home of the National Milling & Millwrighting Academy. Read their campaign story – HERE!

Check out the Norfolk Mill’s website for a thorough account of who was involved, what went on and images of the machinery – HERE!

 

Sutton Windmill, Stalham, Norfolk

Sutton Windmill
Industry Type : Agricultural, Manufacturing
Power Type : Wind
Public or Private Site? : Public Access
Condition : Partially Restored
Features
Reviews
There are no reviews yet, why not be the first?
Leave a Review
You must be to post a review.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Listings