Record Details

NHER Number:44312
Type of record:Building
Name:West Newton Flax factory

Summary

A flax factory established in 1935 for crops grown on the royal estates. It was visited by King George V and Queen Mary in 1935, and by Edward VIII on his only visit to Sandringham. The factory was taken over by the government in 1939 and used for wartime supplies as one of twelve British mills. It was closed 1958.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 69335 25702
Map Sheet:TF62NE
Parish:SANDRINGHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
WEST NEWTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Flax factory established 1935 for crops grown on the royal estates. Visited by King George V and Queen Mary 1935, and by Edward VIII on his only visit to Sandringham. Taken over by the government in 1939 and used for wartime supplies as one of twelve British mills. Closed 1958.
(S1) in file.
Detailed records with Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society.
E. Rose (NLA), 11 April 2006.

Monument Types

  • FLAX MILL (Modern - 1935 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1999. 14 September.

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