drainage pump
River Bure

Drainage mill in foreground with cornmill behind c.1890
Stokesby Commission in background and Acle Marsh Farm mill in foreground c.1890

Stokesby Commission mill had a medium sized 4 storey red brick tower and stood beside the River Bure. The mill used double shuttered patent sails to power a scoop wheel. A thatched cottage stood nearby. The mill is Grade ll listed.


September 1973
September 1973

9th April 2008 9th April 2008
9th April 2008

20th October 2020
20th October 2020

O. S. Map 1905
O. S. Map 1905
Stokesby Commission drainage pump to the north of the river
Courtesy of NLS map images

1800s: Mill built by William Rust

c.1890: Mill working with common sails

O.S. map 1905: Draining Pump

1973: Mill tower standing with flat roof and thatched cottage nearby

1985: Mill tower with flat roof, converted into accommodation with thatched cottage nearby

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