Burgh St Margaret
St Margaret's
drainage mill


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St Margaret's drainage mill in Burgh St. Margaret (also known as Fleggburgh) was built c.1747 but had ceased pumping operations by 1960. The mill had a Norfolk boat shaped cap with a petticoat and an 8 bladed fantail. The scoop wheel beside the mill was powered by four double shuttered sails.


During the 1960s the mill was renovated and converted into a private residence by actor John Glynn Jones. During the 1970s the mill was converted into a restaurant and continued trading until June 2004 when the mill, its range of outbuildings and approx 4½ acres was put on the market. Abotts Country Houses then offered it for sale inviting offers in excess of £425,000.

May 2004
May 2004

c.1747: Mill built

c.1960: Mill ceased working

1960s: Converted into a private residence by actor John Glynn Jones

1970s: Mill converted into a restaurant

June 2004: Restaurant business ceased and advertised for sale by Abotts Country Houses at c.£425,000

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September 2005: Bed & Breakfast

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