Burgh St Margaret
St Margaret's
drainage pump

Mill working c.1915

St Margaret's drainage mill in Burgh St. Margaret (also known as Fleggburgh) was built c.1747 but had ceased pumping operations by 1960. The mill had a Norfolk boat shaped cap with a petticoat and an 8 bladed fantail. The scoop wheel beside the mill was powered by four double shuttered sails.

c.1923 Sails working c.1923
Sails working c.1923
Sails working c.1926

May 1973 1977
May 1973

During the 1960s the mill was renovated and converted into a private residence by actor John Glynn Jones. During the 1970s the mill was converted into a restaurant and continued trading until June 2004 when the mill, its range of outbuildings and approx 4½ acres was put on the market. Abotts Country Houses then offered it for sale inviting offers in excess of £425,000.

1989 May 2004
May 2004

O. S. Map 1905
O. S. Map 1905
Courtesy of NLS map images

c.1747: Mill built

c.1960: Mill ceased working

1960s: Converted into a private residence by actor John Glynn Jones

1970s: Mill converted into a restaurant

August 2003: Mill with 4.5 acres advertised for sale by Abbots for offers above £375,000

June 2004: Restaurant business ceased and advertised for sale by Abotts Country Houses at c.£425,000

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September 2005: Bed & Breakfast

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