drainage pump
River Ant


Neave's mill 4 storey tower was built of Norfolk red brick. When working, power was supplied by four double shuttered patent sails. The brakewheel, windshaft and fanstage sheers were all of cast iron.

September 1971
September 1971

Tower draining mill, c.1870. Brick tapering 4 storey tower. Segmental-headed door to south below segmental-headed window. Further door and 2nd floor window to north. Weatherboarded skirt to boat shaped cap, now with aluminium protective cladding. Cast iron sheer extensions to hold fanstage. Cast iron brakewheel, windshaft. Wallower and timber upright shaft. Crownwheel, worm and worm hangers and shot curb with rack.
British Listed Buildings - January 2019

June 1986
June 1986

Mill site 2nd January 2009 2nd January 2009
2nd January 2009
2nd January 2009

After the Norfolk boat shaped cap's wood started to rot away, the Norfolk Windmills Trust replaced it with an aluminium version.

O. S. Map 1905
O. S. Map 1905
Courtesy of NLS map images

c.1870: Mill built

1971: Mill becoming derelict, wooden cap and windshaft still in situ but sails gone

12th May 1987: Mill granted Grade ll listing

2009: Aluminium cap and windshaft still in situ but sails gone

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