Polkey's Mill at Reedham gets new lease of life


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windmills Polkey's Mill at Reedham gets new lease of life

Millwright Vincent Pargeter has started £150,000 worth of work to restore Polkey's Mill, Reedham as the first part of the Norfolk Windmills Trust's Land of Windmills Project.

The mill dates from the 1860s, and could pump 40 tons of water a minute. A extra steam pump was installed in the 1880s, and in the 1940s two diesel pumps made both older pumps redundant. The windmill, diesel and later electric pumps will be restored to working order, and an interpretation centre put in the steam pump house. New river moorings close by will encourage visitors.

The full project will also see Cadge's Mill and North Mill on the Reedham marshes, and Ashtree Farm Mill near Acle restored. Mills: [Reedham Marshes]
See also:Polkey's Mill new cap frame lifted into place (6/8/04) Tags: [restoration]
Item: #62, Posted: 27/3/03.


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