Record Details

NHER Number:11812
Type of record:Building
Name:Old Buckenham Mill

Summary

This broad brick tower mill is the widest tower windmill in Britain. It was built in 1818 and had the largest boat-shaped cap of any mill. It ceased wind working in 1926. It was burnt by lightning in 1969 and was restored in the 1990s. It still contains much machinery and some of the grinding stones.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 0623 9098
Map Sheet:TM09SE
Parish:OLD BUCKENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

18 November 1976. Visit.
Wind mill. Broad brick tower mill.
When (S1) visited this it had cap, sails and gearing, but today it has lost all of these, though the tower has been reroofed.
E. Rose (NAU), 18 November 1976.

It was burnt by lightning in 1969. It was built in 1818 and had the largest boat-shaped cap of any mill. It ceased wind working in 1926.
E. Rose (NAU), 29 January 1982.

Largest diameter tower mill in Britain.
Many stones and machinery remains.
Information from (S2)

Sails restored 1996.

27 July 2011. Planning Application.
Removal of the stocks & sails from the mill & replace with new sails & repair or replace the stocks.
See (S4).
Z. Dack (HES), 22 September 2011.

Monument Types

  • TOWER MILL (19th Century to 21st Century - 1818 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1976. Windmill at Old Buckenham gets new cap. 21 October.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1988. [Articles on the proposed restoration at Old Buckenham Mill].
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans. Large Rolled Plan.
---Unpublished Document: Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Survey. Fiche.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 09 SE 19.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Website: Neville, J.. 2005. Old Buckenham towermill. http://www.norfolkmills.co.uk/Windmills/old-buckenham-towermill.html. 25 June 2010.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1993-1996. [Articles on the restoration of Old Buckenham Mill].
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1997. [Articles on the events held at Old Buckenham Mill].
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1993. Post-war days down on the farm. 31 August.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 579.
---Photograph: 1957. Photograph of Old Buckenham tower mill, internal machinery, Old Buckenham. Black & white.
---Photograph: 1946. Photograph of Old Buckenham tower mill, Old Buckenham. Black & white.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---*Rolled Plan: Large Plan Exists.
---Fiche: Exists.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF3267.
<S1>Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-West and South Norfolk. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. p 278.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2011. Sails lost to the ravages of the elements and time. 11 May.

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