Letheringsett
Mill
River Glaven


March 1969
March 1969


Letheringsett watermill was mentioned in Domesday (Leringaseta). The latest structure was built in 1802 of brick with a black pantiled roof and consists of three identical gables with a lucum set on the centre one. The windows on both gable ends have been bricked in. The iron wheel is capable of driving 4 pairs of stones, two of which are still working.

The last remaining working watermill in Norfolk - 2012

4th September 2004
4th September 2004

The mill had a pit wheel and wallower both made with iron teeth. These did not wear as well as a wood against iron combination and were noisy in running. Eventually they became so worn that according to all Engineering Theory they could not drive. However they carried on running until the system was replaced by a Ruston Hornsby diesel engine in 1945.

An interesting job was done on the wheel while it was in use when the outside bearing became so badly worn that it scoured the axle. The axle was then supported on V blocks and the saddle from a lathe was secured to it so that when it revolved it remained true. A new bearing was cast by Hall's of Norwich and fitted by
F. Flowerdew & Son.

Unusually, Letheringsett's wheel was built with a dual irrigation system. It was designed to run as breastshot but could be changed to undershot if water levels fell in times of dry weather


John Priest, who bought the mill in 1744 and also built Letheringsett_postmill in 1754, was the son of Joseph Priest, miller of Sheringham_watermill and a successful property owner. John Priest, however, became bankrupt in 1756 due to his extravagent lifestyle and his properties were then sold off by his assignees.


Joseph Priest was a miller in the eighteenth century. He owned not only a windmill but also a watermill (Note: There was a watermill at Sheringham at least until 1791 in which year Mr. Bond was assessed at £15 to the poor rate) as well as other property all of which he left at his death, probably early in 1748 to his son Robert who died in May 1771. He made a number of money bequests to his wife and family and he must have been a very successful man. One of his sons was John and he was probably the John Priest who bought a mill at Letheringsett, but he was less fortunate; indeed he later became bankrupt. (Note: Details of this John Priest and his activities are to be found in Basil Cozens-Hardy's History of Letheringsett. For the suit of tithes brought against Joseph Priest see under list of Sheringham vicars (1741) in chapter V, or R. W. Ketton-Cremer's Country Neighbourhood, p.216, from which the account is taken)
History of Sheringham & Beeston Regis - Campbell A. Erroll - 1970


To be SOLD by AUCTION
By Wiliam Chase from Norwich
On Tuesday 28th Day of September next between the Hours of Three & Six of the Clock in the Afternoon, at the Feathers in Holt, in the county of Norfolk.
The several ESTATES of JOHN PRIEST of Letheringsett in the said County, a Bankrupt.
Lot 1. A Dwelling House, Watermill & eleven Acres of Land in Letheringsett aforesaid, as also a Windmill thereto belonging, part Freehold, & part Copyhold. The Mills are new built & all in the Premises in good Repair. (The said Premises were in the Bankrupt's Occupation)
Lot 2. Dwelling House etc. in Letheringsett ... Brewing office ...
For further Particulars Enquire of Mr. Thomas Paul of Felbridge, Mr. Nicholas Downing of Holt or Mr. John Beeston of Langham, the Assignees to the Estate & Effects of the said Bankrupt, or to Mr. William Stuart Hawys, Attorney at Law in Fakenham.
Norwich Mercury - 18th September 1756

Letheringsett. Wind grist mill erected about 1754 for John Priest a Sheringham miller, who bought the water-mill estate and brewery. In 1757 his bankruptcy trustees sold the estate to William Colls, a Quaker.
Philip Unwin - 1972

Briston, Norfolk, May 28, 1783.
To the Creditors of Solomon Colls.

The Creditors of Mr Solomon Colls, late of Letheringsett, after at Langham, and now Briston, in the county of Norfolk, Miller, are requested to meet at the House of Elizabeth Shepherd, usually called the Feathers Inn, in Holt, in the said County, on Thursday the 12th Day of June next, about Two o'Clock in the Afternoon of the said Day, upon special Affairs, and to bring their Securities with them. -- And such of the said Creditors as have not heretofore delivered in their Accounts, are desired, previous to the above intended Meeting, to send them to Thomas Mendham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 31st May 1783


TO BE LET,
AND ENTERED UPON IMMEDIATELY FOR ANY
TERM OF YEARS,

The most desirable and newy erected brick built, Water Corn-Mills, situated in the beautiful and very pleasnt Village of Letheringsett, near Holt, in the County of Norfolk, within three miles of two capital Sea-port Towns.
The aforesaid Mills are 60 feet in length, 32 in breadth, four stories high, altogether very strong and permanent. They are to be disposed of as corn, oil, or paper-mills, with or without the arable and pasture ground, of about 10 acres, dwelling-house, gardens, and Stables.
Further particulars may be had on application, (of letters poist paid), to Thomas Trowse, Esq. No. 25, Duke street, Lincolns' Inn Fields, London ; or Zebulon Rouse, the Proprietor, No. 5, Banner street, Bunhill-Row, London.

Dec. 1, 1798.
Norwich Mercury - 1st December 1798

A faint drawing of Letheringsett_postmill was still just discernable on the internal east wall of the watermill in 2007.


May 1969
May 1969

Working mill days remembered by Peter Gawing, Norwich
I came across Old Glory while browsing through a bookshop and saw the article on Letheringsett Mill (February issue). I am now retired after more than 50 years as a millwright, and found the article of tremendous interest as I was a young apprentice working for the Norwich firm of
E. Flowerdew & Son and we installed the Ruston & Hornsby engine featured.
In those days of limited road transport the engine was delivered to the nearby railway station and had to be transferred to a lorry and unloaded at the mill. There were no fork trucks then, and the unloading had to be done by pulley blocks, crowbars and rolls, and of course plenty of hard work and sweat.
I remember the flywheel being wheeled into the mill with several men at each side to keep it upright. At the same time as installing the engine we put in line shafting, pulleys and a Christy & Morris B7/2 hammer mill. The groundmeal was blown by the grinder fan into a cyclone, and the miller bagged off at the bottom.
The engine was installed because the pit wheel and wallower had been running out of alignment for years, and the teeth of the pit wheel had work to such an angle that they were in danger of breaking off.
This was a very unusual feature as this was the only mill I ever worked in where the pit wheel's teeth were of steel. They were usually morticed wheels with fitted wooden teeth which could be replaced (and I spent many hours re-cogging those wheels!). This made for much quieter running.
The grinder replaced the millstones (which were left in position) as being more efficient and it would have presented serious problems to get the engine to drive the stones - so the millstones were left to rest and all grinding was done by the engine.
Sadly most of the wind and water mills I visited are no longer working. Some stand derelict, and others have been turned into houses - indeed one water mill at Bacton Wood is used as holiday accommodation with all the machinery still in position (the river burst its banks, the water was lost and the mill was never repaired).
One mill at Burgh, near Aylsham, was used by the BBC for a television series. It hadn't been in use for years, and I had to re-cog the pit wheel so that it would work.
I must say that I find Old Glory very interesting, as I started work in the days of wind, water and steam power.
Old Glory No. 99 - May 1998


The waterwheel in March 1969
The waterwheel in March 1969

In the 19th century the mill dam was raised by 2 feet to increase the flow to the breastshot wheel system. Unfortunately this caused several fields belonging to local farmers to flood.


Loading in May 1969
Loading in May 1969

There was once a jetty on the upstream side of the mill, which leads to speculation that corn could have been brought by boat in from the coast before the road bridge was built.


Headrace March 1969
Headrace March 1969

An inscription by the weir reads: This water mark settled in the year 1765


Colls Family

The Colls family were Quakers and their Pedigree is entitled:
Colls of Burgh by Aylsham, Horstead & North Walsham.


Henry Colls of North Elmham married Elizabeth ? in 1628. When Henry died in 1641, his wife Elizabeth was the sole executor.

Henry & Elizabeth Colls had 3 children:
1) Mary Colls who married William Banbury

2) William Colls b. 1632 in North Elmham, husbandman; married Joanna Boyden. William Colls died in 1632 leaving his widow Joanna Colls.

3) Margaret Colls - still alive in 1640

William snr & Joanna Colls had 5 children:
a) Robert Colls b.North Elmham

b) William Colls jnr b.circa.1664 in North Elmham. William married Mary Boyden in 1691 at Burgh by Aylsham. William Colls jnr was described as of Itteringham & Burgh and also had property in Aldborough. William died at Aylsham and was buried at Burgh 1739-40. Mary Colls died in 1738.

c) Mary Colls, b.1667 in North Elmham and was aged 21 and unmarried in 1863.

d) Prudence Colls, b.1669 in North Elmham and was buried in 1738

e) Elizabeth Colls, b.1672 in North Elmham and was alive in 1673

William jnr & Mary Colls had two sons who were millers and mentioned in the will of William Colls jnr:
1) William Colls jnr. jnr. of Letheringsett who died in 1770, uncle of John Colls of Horstead and Robert of Briggate

2) Robert Colls of Itteringham who married Hannah Playford by licence at Itteringham on 31st March 1756

William Colls jnr. jnr. died in 1770 and left the mill to his son William jnr. jnr. jnr. who died in 1772. His brother Solomon (a minor) inherited the mill but never worked it, instead becoming a schoolteacher before going bankrupt in 1783.


Toybox lid with scrapbook items New mill regulations June 1756 found on toybox lid
Toybox lid with scrapbook items 15th April 2008
New mill regulations of June 1756 found on toybox lid

Tailrace 4th February 1983 20th September 2003
Tailrace 4th February 1983
20th September 2003

5th January 1786: Breach in river bank flooded a meadow owned by Burrell, parson at Little Thornage

8th January 1786:
Mr Rouse let the water into T. Lound's meadow. A great deal of rain in the night. - Mary Hardy's diary

9th January 1786: Burrell refused to let Rouse go on land

16th January 1786: Tenant Lound brought letter to Hardy from Rouse begging to be allowed to make up bank

17th January 1786: Lound showed notice to Hardy's re not allowed Rouse to go on land

20th January 1786: Mr. Rouse threatened Mr. Burrell to make up the Bank in spite
of him. Sent King to Mr. Burrell and Lound to ensnare them in their words.
Mr. B. sett a man to watch all night at the Bank to preven their making up
the Bank.
- Mary Hardy's diary

26th January 1786: Mr. Rouse attempted to make up the Bank. Mr. John Burrell
Junr. prevented them. He drank tead and supt here.
- Mary Hardy's diary

2nd April 1786:
I went to Mr. Burrell's after tea. He died abt. 6 o'clock in the even, aged 52.
- Mary Hardy's diary

3rd April 1786:
Mr. Edmund Beck, bricklayer began diging a vault in the chancell for Mr. Burrell.
- Mary Hardy's diary

5th April 1786:
A very cold foggy day. Bricklayers at work in church, removed Mrs. Burrell out of old and into new vault. - Mary Hardy's diary

5th April 1786: Poor Mr. Burrell was buried even 5. - Mary Hardy's diary

Sunday 20th April 1786: Rouse filled in bank during the night. Burrell jnr opened it again

Sunday 30th April 1786:
Mr. Rouse caused the breach in Mr. Burrell's bank to be filled up in the night or very early this morning. Mr. Burrell had it opened again. - Mary Hardy's diary

Saturday 6th May 1786: Rouse served Writs on Mr. Burrell our Wm. and severall persons in town on acct. of Mr. Burrell opening the cut that he had stopd up in meadow. - Mary Hardy's diary

Monday 8th May 1786:
Mr. Hardy and Mr. Burrell went to Dereham m 6 in Mr. Sheppard's
Postchaise to speak to Lawyer Crisp [John Crisp] concerning the suit with Rouse.
- Mary Hardy's diary

Friday 12th May:
J. Burrell drank tea at Rouse's came to an agreement for an accomidation about the cut. - Mary Hardy's diary

Monday 12th June:
Jere More and M. depthening the river. - Mary Hardy's diary

6th October 1786: Recd a supenea to appear at Norwich in a Trial between J. Burrell and Richd. Rouse. It was given in favour of Rouse with £ 90 damages.

19th October 1787 "Mr. Rouse sent the Bailiffs to Mr. Burrell. It was made up." Probably because the damages and costs awarded at the Assize had not been paid


Mr. Rouse set to work his new mill, nearly twice the building of the old mill or perhaps fully so and calculated for more pairs of stones. The gates higher or resting on a higher sill than those of the old mill (according to the testimony of Thomas Dunn and others about 6 inches...)
Letheringsett Parish Register - Revd. Burrell, Michaelmas 1802


When Richard Rouse died in 1816 his will instructed his executors to run and then sell the mill for the benefit of his widow and daughters. His son, Zebulon who was also a miller and corn merchant, relinquished all claim on his father's estate in 1826. Zebulon had been sent to prison in 1801 for debt and no doubt was not in his father's good books. "Uncle" William Hardy took over the estate in 1797 and bought the mill for the sum, including subsequent alterations, of £5,000. He died in 1842, so the alterations he referred to must have been made before then. It is not easy to deduce what those alterations might have been, for there seem to have been a number of changes since then. The mill still remains in "Uncle" Hardy's family today.
Letheringsett Watermill - official booklet on sale at the mill


T. Bolding on wall facing mill dam W. Girling 1856 on wall facing mill dam
T. Bolding on wall facing mill dam
W. Girling 1856 on wall facing mill dam

According to Basil Cozens-Hardy there are or have been 3 water wheels, 11 sluices, 1 turbine, 5 hydraulic rams, 2 fountains, 5 cascades, 3 piped or culvert siphons under roads, a reservoir, an artificial lake and 6 bridges.


The two working tuns 20th September 2003
The two working tuns 20th September 2003

The right hand tun in current use contains a pair of millstone grit composite stones and the left hand tun has a pair of 220 year old French burr stones. The lifting gear to raise the runner stones for dressing can be seen to the left.


LETHERINGSETT MILL
To be let. At Michaelmas next
An excellent WATER CORN MILL, situate at Letheringsett, driving 4 pairs of stones with very complete machinery and in good condition, together with capital Dwelling House, Cottage and
80 a. of first rate Arable and Meadow Land.
Apply to Mr. Cozens Hardy, Letheringsett, near Holt.
Norfolk Chronicle - 29th May 1858


Mill gear ratios

Pitwheel - 96 cogs
Wallower - 28 cogs
Pitwheel to wallower ratio - 3.4
Great spur wheel - 144 cogs
Stone nut - 24 cogs
Spur wheel to stone nut ratio - 6.0
Waterwheel to runner stone ratio - 20.6

A horizontal turbine was also used on the Cozens-Hardy Estate on the opposite side of the road to the north.


The Ruston & Hornsby diesel engine 20th September 2003 Mike Thurlow and the newly restored grain cleaner
The Ruston & Hornsby diesel engine 20th September 2003
Mike Thurlow and the newly restored grain cleaner
11th October 2003

In 1984 the miller, Peter Warwick converted the mill from diesel power back to water power for the first time in 40 years. Mike Thurlow began restoring the mill in 1987.

The hurricane of October 1987 provided 200 oaks that were used to restore 2,000 feet of beams and 10,500 feet of flooring. The roof was renewed and the wheel was realigned (a major project). In 1990 the mill was opened to visitors and the 2½ tonnes of stone ground wholewheat flour produced every week sold on to local businesses and visitors.

All restoration has to be privately funded as no grants are available.


Pitwheel and wallower 11th October 2003 Wallower with the auxiliary drive above 11th October 2003
Pitwheel and wallower 11th October 2003
Wallower with the auxiliary drive above 11th October 2003

Michael and Marian Thurlow had no milling experience when they took on the lease. Michael spent almost all his working life in the Royal Navy as a radar operator and travelled the world 7 times, before being invalided out in 1981. He had to learn all about milling from scratch by reading the few books on milling available and visiting other mills that are still working. Needless to say he has learnt he new trade mostly the hard way - by trial and error! Today the restoration continues with Michael carrying out as many jobs as he can, with professional assistance being provided by Nibbs Rawlings and George Rudd.
Letheringsett Watermill - official booklet on sale at the mill


20th September 2003 11th October 2003
20th September 2003
11th October 2003

Mill Opening Times
Winter- October to Whitsun
Summer - Whitsun to October
Monday - Friday
Saturday
9.00am - 4.00pm
9.00am - 1.00pm
Monday - Friday
Saturday
10.00am - 5.00pm
9.00am - 1.00pm
Working Demonstrations
Tuesday - Friday
1.30am - 3.30pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Contact details: see Links page

6th October 2007
Mill bypass in full flow when mill not in operation 6th October 2007

Miller Mike Thurlow, who rescued the building about 17 years ago, has built up a thriving trade in his traditional flour. Today, he supplies his special brand of wheat flour half-way across the world with several tonnes despatched to our Embassy in Moscow, two tonnes to Japan for the health food market and almost 800kg to Hong Kong. It has also been possible to export flour to the United States.

Five years ago, he installed another set of stones to double the capacity at the watermill. He has shown that there is a real demand for a quality local product – made and milled from wheat grown in Norfolk. Today, he mills one of the oldest wheat varieties known – spelt wheat. It was known to the Egyptians some 9000 years ago and today, seed from this ancient variety is grown on a farm in the heart of Norfolk for milling at Letheringsett.

The flour is sold to eight bakers, 37 shops, seven hotels and bed and breakfasts around the region. Although the yield is much lower than the conventional modern varieties, at about 1.75 tonnes an acre, it is ideal for people unable to eat normal flour, including coeliacs. Farmer David Hill at Bradenham, near Dereham, grows the variety for milling by Mr Thurlow, and some 200 tonnes of wheat will be harvested this year. It produces a very fine grade of flour – perfect for baking quality bread and some cakes.

“We can hardly keep pace with the demand. I would like to install a third set of stones to produce more flour,” Mike Thurlow said.
Eastern Daily Press - 9th May 2003


On 6th October 2007, the grain floor and bin floor were officially opened to the public by North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb. The newly opened floors being designated as exhibition and educational areas with photographic displays, museum artifacts and video streams.

Open Day 6th October 2007 Open Day 6th October 2007
Open Day 6th October 2007
Norman Lamb MP talking to mill owner Mike Thurlow

Open Day 6th October 2007
Open Day 6th October 2007
Norman Lamb MP standing talking to
George and Hazel Jeffries
with
Bridget Neville in the foreground

Mill staff and new stones 15th April 2008 New stones 15th April 2008
Mill staff and new stones 15th April 2008
l to r: Jackie Thompson, Carol English, Peggy Jarvis,
Robert Wilson, Paul Booker, Mike Thurlow
New stones 15th April 2008

Lifting to the stone floor 15th April 2008 Stone floor 15th April 2008
Lifting to the stone floor 15th April 2008
Stone floor 15th April 2008

New millstones were delivered yesterday to the last working waterpowered flour mill in Norfolk. Letheringsett Watermill, near Holt, received a pristine pair of grindstones from Holland after waiting 14 months for them to be made.
The mill’s other two grinding stones came from derelict windmills and the last were added 10 years ago after they were found in a burnt-out mill.
But with a growing demand for Letheringsett flour, miller Mike Thurlow realised that a third set of stones was needed and as windmill cast-offs are designed “upside-down” making them less efficient, he decided to order a brand new set.
The new addition, which came with a hefty price tag, were bought thanks to part of a £40,000 prize scooped by Mr Thurlow after he won the Local Food Hero title in a UKTV Food competition last year.
As well as the £3,000 new millstones, Mr Thurlow was able to open the top two floors of the 200- year-old building for school parties.
Mr. Thurlow - who also won an outstanding achievement award at the EDP Norfolk Food Awards in 2007 - said: “It’s wonderful. It is something that we’ve been working towards for years. We’ve been waiting for this for so long. Demand for our flour has been growing and growing for years. It is brilliant that we’ve got this far.”
It was certainly no run-of-the-mill task getting the new stones into the second-floor room.
Mr. Thurlow said that in days past, millers used to set aside three days for the job as they had a pulley to hoist them up the side of the building before swinging the weight into the upstairs room. Yesterday it took 1½ hours with a crane as the stones were lifted in and rolled along the floor.
The current watermill was built about 1802, but it is thought that a watermill has been on that site since the Middle Ages.
Mr. Thurlow and his wife, Marion, fell in love with the mill and decided to take it on - fearing that nobody else would - in 1987.

Annabelle Dickson, Eastern Daily Press - 16th April 2008

And then, of course at Letheringsett, we did put the diesel engine in there because the cogs had got so bad.
Peter Gowing, millwright, F. Flowerdew & Son,
interviewed by Janet Few for NIAS Journal - 5th December 2008


7th March 2009 25th March 2009
Miller's clock prior to restoration 7th March 2009
Clockmaker Kristian Buller & Mike Thurlow - 25th March 2009

In 2009, Mike Thurlow acquired the clock that used to hang in the mill house. At that time the clock did not work, had no glass and was in need of full restoration. Clockmaker Kristian Buller of Frettenham, restored the clock and returned it to the mill on 25th March 2009.


Letheringsett Watermill
will be open and working
throughout the year -
see
its own website for times etc.
www.letheringsettwatermill.co.uk
Contact tel. 01263 713153


1791: Thomas Youngman, millwright, Letheringsett

1839: Thomas Youngman, millwright, Letheringsett


Domesday: Walter Gifford (Domesday records pairs of millstones not mills)

1383: Thomas de Saxlingham

1384: Thomas de Saxlingham died whilst selling 30 acres of arable land, 8½ acres of pasture and a watermill to John de Keyly and William de Gatel. An order from Westminster was then required to complete.

1550: John Brytwiss - miller

1660: Vincent Buckingham - miller

1714: Thomas Bately, miller

1720: John Brereton owned the mill, the house (later Letheringsett Hall) and the brewery

1743-1744: Mill burnt down

1744:
John Priest son of Joseph Priest who owned Sheringham paper mill bought from John Brereton, brewer: Deeds of 6th February 1744, state All those ruins of all that water-mill with the houses ... lately destroyed by fire.

c.1754: Probable time that the mill location was moved approx. 200 yards downstream

1754:
John Priest mortgaged the mill "All that now rebuilt water-mill."

1756: John Priest (educated at Free School, Holt) bankrupt due to extravagance

1756: William Colls, merchant of Letheringsett bought mill estate from John Priest after his bankruptcy

1765: Water level agreed with Nicholas Kendall & John Burrell, riparian owners upstream as flood protection.
Extant ston on the site inscribed:
This water mark setled in the year 1765

1770: William Colls died and his son William inherited the mill

1772: William Colls jnr. died; Solomon Colls (brother and minor) inherited

1777: Solomon Colls (schoolmaster) let mill to Richard Rouse

1783: Solomon Colls bankrupt

c.1785: Richard Rouse living in Riverside Farm

1786: Major flood that was cause of a dispute between Richard Rouse and Revd. John Burrell - see above

1790: Robert Colls (cousin of Solomon) sold mill to Richard Rouse and mill farm to Henry Butler


Faden's map 1797: Mill

1798: Zebulon Rouse, mill proprietor, London, rebuilt the mill

December 1798: Mill advertised to be let

2nd March 1800: Anne Thompson buried, widow of the late William Gunton Thompson of Walsingham, Letheringsett miller

1802: Mill burnt down

1802: Richard Rouse rebuilt the mill after it had changed hands twice more and burnt down yet again

1802: Richard Rouse installed new stones and began working the mill at Michaelmas

11th October 1805: Richard Rouse left Glandford and moved into newly built mill house

1816: Richard Rouse, owner, retired to Brinton and mill being worked by son, Peter Rouse

1816: Richard Rouse died aged 80-84

1826: Richard Rouse's widow Mary Ann (née Fitt) owner, died. Mill being worked by son Peter Rouse

1826: Richard Rouse's

1826: Mill bought by "Uncle" William Hardy of Letheringsett Hall (great great great uncle of Hon. Beryl Cozen-Hardy and brother of Mary Ann who married a Cozens) who eventually spent over £5,000 updating machinery

Pigot's 1830: William Cooke

1830: Peter Rouse died aged 58

1842: William Hardy died

White's 1836: Isaac Everett

Census 1851: William Girling (35) journeyman miller

White's 1864: William Howes

Kelly's 1883: Henry Fountain Howes & William Howes

Kelly's 1892: William Howes

Kelly's 1896: Robert Elias Scott

Kelly's 1912: Robert Elias Scott

Kelly's 1922: Sydney Stephen Burroughes, also Holt tower mill

Kelly's 1925: Edward Cracknell

Kelly's 1929: Kenneth Cracknell

1933: Mrs. E. A. Cracknell

Kelly's 1937: Mrs. E. A. Cracknell

c.1949: Ruston & Hornsby diesel engine installed becaue "... the cogs had got so bad."

1960: T.G.M. Boast. Mill broken into and safe containing little money but historical documents stolen

Tel. directory 1970: T.G.M. Boast, grist & provender miller

1972: Aminovit Ltd, animal feed specialists

1982: Peter Warwick began restoration supervised by David Mayes

1984: Water power reinstated

1987: Mike and Marion Thurlow - Mike Thurlow, miller

1987: Mill opened to the public

2003: Mill one of North Norfolk's top tourist attractions

6th October 2007: Top two floors opened to public as educational centre by Norman Lamb MP

15th April 2008: Pair of new stones delivered from Holland at a cost of £3,000.00

20th June 2013: Mike Thurlow died



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