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Tower Windmill - Burnham Overy Staithe

I had a brief photo stop by the road when we got near to this windmill in Burnham Overy Staithe in Norfolk.

 

It is near one of the Burnham villages.

 

A few days later, I noticed that they were painting it.

  

Tower Mill, Burnham Overy. The majestic mill at Burnham Overy is one of only two Norfolk mills powered both by water and wind. Built in 1737 the mill lay derelict for most of the 20th century; it has recently been converted into residential accommodation.

 

From Discover East Anglia by John Potter.

 

It is possible that the author of Discover East Anglia got the date wrong of when the windmill was built. As other sources say 1816.

  

It is Grade II* listed building.

 

Windmill - Burnham Overy - Heritage Gateway

 

Tower windmill. Dated 1816. Black tarred brick, weatherboarded cap,

sails temporarily removed. Circular on plan, 6 storeys with cap. West

face ground floor door, first floor gallery with railing and 2 French

doors replacing hoist doors, datestone ES 1816, 4 2-light casements.

Onion cap, cap wheel, sails said to be on Cubitt's patent 1807 design

temporarily removed at time of survey. Interior converted to domestic

use, no machinery surviving. C20 single storey addition to east is not

of special interest.

  

And Wikipedia Burnham Overy Staithe Windmill

 

Burnham Overy Staithe Mill was built in 1816 for Edmund Savory, a miller who was running a watermill on the River Burn known as the Lower Mill. Savory worked the mill until his death on 9 February 1927, when it passed to his son John.

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Taken on July 11, 2011