drainage pump
River Bure

January 2019
January 2019

Hobb's open trestle drainage mill or windpump was erected in the late 1800s and ceased working in the 1930s. The Grade ll listed structure stands beside the River Bure on the Ferry View Estate.

Trestle draining mill. Late C19, restored 1983. Timber. 4 cant posts stand on brick piers and rise to cap frame braced by cross members. Weatherboarded cap and fantail with all machinery. Windshaft projects but no stocks and sails. This mill drove a scoopwheel (currently under restoration) and is unique as only trestle mill to do so. N.B. Fritton_St_Olaves was originally built with a scoopwheel - JJN
British Listed Buildings - 2019

Only 3 open trestle windpumps are recorded in Norfolk - Fritton_St_Olaves; Horning Hobb's and Ludham_Boardman's

17th March 2023
17th March 2023

c.1895: Windpump erected with scoopwheel

c.1933: Pump ceased working

1983: Renovation began by millwright John Lawn

12th May 1987: Mill designated with a Grade ll listing

2018: Pump with machinery, cap and fantail but without sails

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Nat Grid Ref TG 34751628
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