Little Cressingham windmill, Norfolk


Little Cressingham #2102

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NGR: TF870003
(52.56756,0.75745)


Map/aerial photo of the area around the mill

tower mill
Signboard says:
Little Cressingham
Combined wind & water mill
The Norfolk Windmills Trust
This unique mill, built in 1821, was powered both by wind and water. Two pairs of stones at the base of the tower were driven by the waterwheel, while two further pairs of stone in the upper half of the tower were driven by the sails.
The pumphouse contains a separate waterwheel which operated the Bramah Pump. This pumped water up to Clermont Hall a mile away.
The Mill ceased working by wind power in 1916 but continued with water and oil power until 1952.
The Norfolk Windmills Trust took on the lease of the mill in 1981 and embarked on a long-term programme of repairs to all the buildings on the site.
The pumphouse was repaired in 1989. In 1990 and 1991 the Bramah Pump, hydraulic ram and the main waterwheel were repaired by trainee engineers from Eastern Electricity. in 1993 the outflow channels were repaired, and new windows installed in the mill tower.
Future work will include installing a new cap and sails, and repairing internal machinery and improving access to the mill tower.
For further details, contact the Technical Advisor, Norfolk Windmills Trust, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2SG. Telephone (01603) 222705
Plaque says:
Norfolk Windmills Trust
Little Cressingham Mill
The restoration of this mill is dedicated to the memory of Mr A G Hodges, Chairman of the Norfolk Windmills Trust 1975 to 1987.

Entry in Mills Archive database - #2102

Entries in photo archives:
[UKMills]

Mill and pump house, Little Cressingham [2011-01-31]

Evelyn Simak

Mill and Mill House, Little Cressingham [2011-01-31]

Evelyn Simak

Little Cressingham Wind/Water Mill [2010-07-09] - HD

Ashley Dace

Little Cressingham Wind/Water Mill [2010-07-09] - HD

Ashley Dace

Little Cressingham Wind/Watermill [2010-07-09] - HD

Ashley Dace

Waterwheel at Little Cressingham [2010-07-09] - HD

Ashley Dace

Little Cressingham Wind/Watermill [2010-07-09] - HD

Ashley Dace

Little Cressingham Mill - restoration plaque [2006-11-21]

Paul Turner

Entrance sign Little Cressingham Mill [2006-11-21]

Paul Turner

Little Cresingham Mill [2006-11-21]

Paul Turner

Field and windmill, near Little Cressingham [2004-03-17]

Sheila Russell

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Details from Norfolk Mills.

Mill ID 2102
Little Cressingham, Norfolk, c1990s - {Ken Forrest Collection}

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