Beacon Hill


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Thornham Beacon Hill postmill was brought to Thornham from Ringstead c.1840, when it was moved some two miles to the northeast.

The windmill was moved to the Granary Road about 1880 (1863) after standing in a field at Beacon Hill.
Thornham and Its Story, Miss P. M. A. Betts & F. S. Franklin - 1973

c.1840: Mill moved to Thornham from Ringstead

c.1863: Mill moved to Staithe Lane to become part of Thornham composite mill

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Nat Grid Ref TF73..41..
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