Martham Ferry
drainage mill

River Thurne


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Sketch c.1912
Sketch c.1912

Martham Ferry drainage mill had a Norfolk boat shaped cap that held a 10 bladed fantail and a gallery. The pumping system was powered by four double shuttered sails.

Mill datestone 1908
Mill datestone 1908

1930
1930

1950
1950

Bob Morse's plans of the mill site - May 1955
Bob Morse's plans of the mill site - May 1955

The sketch is in Bob’s own hand showing the mill with the advert dated 1955. Bearing in mind that he had finished restoring Thurne at this point we think he was contemplating buying Martham Ferry and restoring that!
Paul Hooper - 20th March 2015

Eastern Dail Press advert - 1955
Eastern Dail Press advert - 1955

c.1980 c.1980

c.1980


22nd January 2008

28th August 2008
28th August 2008

1908: Mill built by England's of Ludham

1950s - 1960s: Mill converted to residential use - Grade II listed

2008: Mill used for residential purposes

2013: Mill in good repair with cap, gallery and fantail mounting

March 2013: Mill advertised for sale by Watersides of Potter Heigham for £230,000


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