Lambridge Mill

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Lambridge Mill
Windmill
Lambridge.jpg
Lambridge Mill
Country England
State Norfolk
Region East of England
District North Norfolk
Municipality Sea Palling
Location 2 miles southwest of Waxham
Founded c1865
Owner Privately Owned
Visitation Not open to the Public
Lambridge Windpump within Norfolk
Map Ref: grid reference TG4318025220

Lambridge Mill also known as Lambrigg Mill is a wind pump located in the parish of Sea Palling within the Norfolk Broads National Park, United Kingdom and can be found at grid reference grid reference TG431252, it is approximately 2 miles southwest of Waxham. The wind pump is a grade II listed building.[1]

The current wind pump at this location was built circa 1865 and it fell out of use around 1937, however no sources give a definitive answer. The Mill was built to drain the nearby Long Gore Marsh (located to the south of the mill) along with the Brograve Levels as a helper mill for its much older neighbour Brograve Mill. Both this mill and Brograve Mill drained the levels into the Waxham New Cut via the same drainage channel.

The name of the mill is also somewhat disputed, as the current Ordnance Survey Explorer map states the name of the mill as Lambrigg Mill. The name Lambridge however corresponds with the name of the nearby Lambridge Mill Farm and Lambridge Mill Cottage.

The mill still stands today in a derelict state with only two of the original four stocks remaining, these being precariously perched on top of the brickwork attached to the exposed iron windshaft. Only a small rotten section of the original cap remains.

It is difficult to directly reach the mill due to it being located within the private garden of Lambridge Mill Cottage; unfortunately no public rights of way run nearby, however it is possible to get relatively close to the structure via the Waxham New Cut, the mill is well beyond the limit of navigation, therefore only small non-motorised craft may venture this far up the river.

References[edit]

  1. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (223675)". Images of England. 

Coordinates: 52°46′11″N 1°36′08″E / 52.76963°N 1.60233°E / 52.76963; 1.60233