Saxlingham Thorpe


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Saxlingham Thorpe smockmill stood on Smock Mill Common. Curiously, the mill did not show up on Ordnance Survey maps. The sails powered 2 pairs of French burr stones and a flour mill.

SAXLINGHAM near Long Stratton, Norfolk. May 27
To be SOLD, a WINDMILL built in Tower Form, the Sails, Stones and Gears are in excellent Order for Business. Enquire of Mr. William Pepper at Buxton_Mill, George Watson, Bauburgh Mills or of William Durrant, Saxlingham Mills.
Norfolk Chronicle - 30th May & 6th June 1778

A small FREEHOLD ESTATE at SAXLINGHAM next Norwich consisting of a Smock Windmill, Dwelling house, Stable and Cart shed and 26 Rods of Land or thereabouts.
The Mill is well situated and nearly new and contains two pair of French Stones and Flour Mill.
Immediate Possession will be given and part of the Purchase Money may remain.
Apply at Mr. Steward's office, King Street, Norwich or to Thomas Guyett, Saxlingham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 20th February 1830

O.S. Map 2010
O.S. Map 2010
Image reproduced under licence from Ordnance Survey

May 1778: Mill advertised for sale

February 1830: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

O.S. map 1838: Windmill

O.S. map 1887: Windmill

O.S. map 1956: Windmill

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Nat Grid Ref TM21909815 approx.
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