drainage pump
River Thurne


Ludham Horsefen tower drainage mill was built on the north bank of the River Thurne and was sometimes known as Goodwin's mill. The mill had four double shuttered patent sails that turned clockwise and were struck via a tailpole. The cap with a petticoat turned the sails to wind via an 8 bladed fan.

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

O.S. Map 2005
O.S. Map 2005
Image reproduced under licence from Ordnance Survey

c.1800: Mill built

1919: Alfred Goodwin took over running the mill

1950s - 1960s: Mill dismantled

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