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Brograve Mill - Windmill

Waxham, Norfolk

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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By Andrew Hornby

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Brograve Mill (Windmill) Wraxham, Norfolk

Ceremonial County: Norfolk

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TG 448235

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multimap    You can see it marked with a red circle, Stubbs Mill and Horsey Mill is on the same map. Click on the down map twice and you see another windmill as well on Martham broad.

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Date Updated: 04/2008

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Brograve Mill (Windmill) Wraxham, Norfolk

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The mill cannot be directly reached on foot. However, it can be seen very closely by following the path next to the Waxham New Cut from Horsey Mere, and there is also a farm track, which is private property owned by Brograve Farm.





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Date Updated: 04/2008

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