Horning Ferry windmill, Norfolk


Horning Ferry #2166

NGR: TG345166
(52.69706,1.46900) OS map + aerial, Google Maps Aerial - Dual Google & Bing Maps


Map/Aerial photo of the area around the mill

smock mill (drainage) - windpump, converted to holiday home, and external appearance much altered

The once elegant windpump at Horning Ferry was converted in the 1930's into a 3 bedroomed holiday home. The elegant slim tower is now surrounded by rooms at ground level, and the tower flared out to form the roof that covers those rooms. The accommodation is all on the ground level, with ladder access to a first floor room in the body of the mill, and from there out via a glazed door to a riverside veranda. The building is now painted white, giving it a an overall Dutch toy like appearance.

Although a fairly realistic fantail is present (with its unusual count of 7 blades), the dummy sails bear no relation to the sails that once worked the mill.


Horning Ferry windpump. From a glass negative taken by the Berkeley-Weld family of Chipping in the photograph collection of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, , early 20th century.

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Horning Ferry [1970-00-00]

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Horning smock mill [2002-00-00]

Renata Edge

Horning Ferry Windmill [1980-06-00]

Trevor Rickard

Entering Horning on the River Bure [2007-04-09]

Nick Smith

Horning Ferry Windmill [2005-05-30]

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