West Marsh drainage mill

River Thurne


Drainage Windpumps
Steam Mills

20th May 1986
20th May 1986

Somerton West Marsh drainage mill was built with a medium sized red brick tower. The mill stood alone by the river across a field from the road.

By the time the above photo was taken in 1986. the mill had been converted to residential use and the cap had been reconstructed to accommodate windows facing in four directions.

1858: Mill probably built or possibly rebuilt

1900: Mill rebuilt

1959: Remaining 3 sails removed

1986: Mill already converted to residential use

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