Horning
Hobb's
drainage mill
River Bure



Hobb's open trestle drainage mill or windpump was erected in the late 1800s and ceased working in the 1930s. The Grade ll listed structure stands beside the River Bure on the Ferry View Estate.

Trestle draining mill. Late C19, restored 1983. Timber. 4 cant posts stand on brick piers and rise to cap frame braced by cross members. Weatherboarded cap and fantail with all machinery. Windshaft projects but no stocks and sails. This mill drove a scoopwheel (currently under restoration) and is unique as only trestle mill to do so. N.B. Fritton_St_Olaves was originally built with a scoopwheel - JJN
British Listed Buildings - 2019


Only 3 open trestle windpumps are recorded in Norfolk - Fritton_St_Olaves; Horning Hobb's and Ludham_Boardman's

c.1895: Windpump erected with scoopwheel

c.1933: Pump ceased working


1983: Renovation began by millwright John Lawn

2018: Pump with machinery, cap and fantail but without sails


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Nat Grid Ref TG 34751628
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