Record Details

NHER Number:23034
Type of record:Building
Name:Ferry Mill, a late 19th century drainage windmill


A late 19th century slender smock drainage windmill encased within a 1930s vaguely Dutch-style exterior, added when the mill was converted to a holiday home.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3449 1668
Map Sheet:TG31NW

Full description

Late 19th century smock drainage windmill, extended and converted into a residence in the 1930s.

Octagonal three storeys. Stands on octagonal weatherboarded house of one storey, sloping weatherboarded sides rise to boatshaped cap. Stocks, sails and fantail blades. All of this exterior is entirely false and late 20th century. Original structure remains in interior. Cap, frame and centring wheels intact, brackwheel; upright shaft and turbine pump missing. Included for rarity value as smock mill.
Information from (S1).

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE MILL (19th Century to Mid 20th Century - 1880 AD to 1935 AD)
  • SMOCK MILL (19th Century to Mid 20th Century - 1880 AD to 1935 AD)
  • WINDMILL (19th Century to 21st Century - 1880 AD to 2100 AD)
  • HOUSE (Mid 20th Century to 21st Century - 1935 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG 3416AL - AN, AR.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 563.
---Photograph: Photographs of Ferry Mill, foundations and turbine, Horning. Colour.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. [Photograph of Ferry Mill, Horning]. 19 February.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1171713.

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