Derelict. Only two stocks and two stubs of the
original sails remain and the mill has a very westward lean to it.
On the west bank of the Waxham New Cut, 1 mile
north of Horsey Mere.
Brograve Mill is a wind pump located on Brograve
level in the parish of Sea Palling within the Norfolk Broads National Park.
The mill is of red brick construction and today
lies in an extremely derelict and unsafe state. It is thought to have last
worked around 1930 and was built in 1771 by Sir Berney Brograve, 1st Baronet
(1726-1797). The mill had an 8 bladed fantail with a boat shaped cap carrying
two pairs of patent shuttered sails powering an internal turbine pump. Its
purpose was to drain the Brograve levels into the manmade Waxham New Cut and is
one of two mills on this water course, the other being Lambrigg Mill (also
derelict), located about 2 miles west of Sea Palling. The only way to access the
mill is via boat along the Waxham New Cut, but entering the structure is
strongly discouraged as it is in a very unsafe state.
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