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Derelict Windmill Under Clear Norfolk Skies

By: Ben Gadsby-Williams

 

Norfolk, England

2015 December 7

 

From the photographer: "The Brograve windmill water pump is of red brick construction, now lying in an extremely dilapidated and unsafe state. Built in 1771 by Sir Berney Brograve, 1st Baronet (17261797), it is thought to have last worked around 1930. The mill had an 8-bladed windmill 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 man-made Waxham New Cut. It is one of two mills on this water course, the other being Lambridge Mill (also derelict), located about 2 miles west of Sea Palling."
Ben Gadsby-Williams

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