Ludham Bridge north
drainage mill
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23rd May 1986
23rd May 1986

Ludham bridge north drainage mill was a small 3 storey red brick mill that stood just to the north of Ludham bridge on the north bank of the river. The tower was around 20 feet high to its iron curb and its base diameter was 12 ft. 4 ins. including 18 in. thick walls.

8th September 2006
8th September 2006

A wartime pill box was built into the tower base and a circular concrete mounting block stood close to the tower. By the 1980s the tower had developed a slight lean and a wooden frame was set on the top.

Tower base 29th December 2008 Leaning tower 29th December 2008
Tower base 29th December 2008
Leaning tower 29th December 2008

Loose curb on top of tower 29th December 2008 Loose curb on top of tower 29th December 2008
Loose curb on top of tower 29th December 2008

23rd May 1986: Mill derelict with a few floor beams remaining

December 2008: Mill tower with distinctive lean


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