Record Details

NHER Number:10358
Type of record:Building
Name:Hardley Drainage Mill


This restored drainage mill was built in 1874 by Englands of Ludham. The mill has an internal turbine pump.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3877 0241
Map Sheet:TG30SE

Full description

Restored drainage windmill originally built by Englands of Ludham and dated 1874 which replaced another Hardley Mill to the south (NHER 15946). The mill last worked in the 1950s when its turbine was powered by tractors.
A. Yardy (HES), 21 November 2011.

Important machinery remains in this brick tower mill, though boat-shaped cap almost gone and windshaft stolen. Complete turbine remains inside, upright shaft and half the crown wheel. Remains of belt and shaft hole to steam or diesel engine later attached.
Outline permission for conversion to house.
Information from Norfolk County Council.
E. Rose (NAU), 9 September 1983.

Listed 1986 as Grade II. (S2) says dated 1874 TWBPB. Upright shaft is of wood. Cast iron wallower and spur wheel also remain.
E. Rose (NAU), 22 July 1986.

April 2009.
Mill restored to working order.
See (S3) for further details
H. White (NLA), 20 April 2009

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE MILL (Post Medieval to Cold War - 1874 AD to 1953 AD?)
  • TOWER MILL (Post Medieval to Modern - 1874 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1983. Memories take off at return to war base.. 3 September.
---Graphic Material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG 3802A - E.
---Newspaper Article: 1983. Eastern Daily Press. 2 September.
---Newspaper Article: 1996. Eastern Daily Press. 4 March.
---Newspaper Article: 1996. Eastern Daily Press. 2 September.
---Newspaper Article: 1996. Eastern Daily Press. 14 September.
---Leaflet: Hardley Windmill..
---Photograph: Hardley Windpump. Print.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S2>Scheduling Record: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2009. Labour of love ends in moment of glory. 18 April.

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