Horsey Windpump

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Horsey windpump)
Jump to: navigation, search
Horsey Windpump
Windmill
Horsey Windpump 01.jpg
Horsey Windpump
Country England
State Norfolk
Region East of England
District North Norfolk
Municipality Horsey
Visitation 1 March to 2 October, 10.30am to 4pm
Horsey Windpump within Norfolk
Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/horsey-windpump/
Map Ref: TG 457221

Horsey Windpump is a windpump or drainage windmill in the care of the National Trust in the village of Horsey, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. The structure is a grade II* listed building.[1]

History[edit]

The windpump was working until it was struck by lightning in 1943. It was acquired by the National Trust in 1948 from the Buxton Family and has been restored. The Buxton family continue to manage the estate, emphasising nature conservation. Because of this the estate has become an internationally important wildlife site. On the estate there are waymarked circular walks, the main one being the path via Brograve Mill, the walk provides great views across Horsey Mere and access to the beach at Horsey Gap. There are many windmills in this particular area including West Somerton Mill, Heigham Holmes Mill, Brograve Mill, and Lambrigg Mill

Horsey Windpump is open daily from March to October.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°44′28″N 1°38′20.50″E / 52.74111°N 1.6390278°E / 52.74111; 1.6390278