Halvergate
Tunstall Dyke
smock drainage mill

River Bure



17th September 1973
17th September 1973

Tunstall smock drainage pump was built on the south side of Tunstall Dyke, slightly to the east and on the opposite bank to Tunstall Dyke tower drainage pump.

21st May 1989
21st May 1989

Derelict octagonal boarded tower, truncated to 2 storeys. Flat corrugated iron roof; timber and iron sheeted sheds adjoining. On south side of dyke, opposite derelict tower_mill on other side. Private.
Arthur C. Smith - 17th September 1973


Arthur C. Smith recorded many drainage pumps and he visited both Tunstall properties on 5th July 1988.
He noted that the octagonal horizontally boarded tower had been reduced to around 12 feet and was in very poor condition. The flat roof had gone and much of the boarding was missing.
At that time the track to the mill had all but disappeared, the nearby mill cottage was derelict and the whole site was overgrown.

O.S. Map 1905
O.S. Map 1905
Tunstall Dyke smock drainage mill on south side of the dyke marked in red
Tunstall Dyke tower drainage mill on north side of the dyke marked in blue
Courtesy of NLS map images

May 1989: Mill lying derelict with no machinery

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