Blakeney Tower Windmill was built in 1769 and is located on Friar Farm just to the east of the village of Blakeney in the Englishcounty of Norfolk. The mill, which today is owned by the National Trust stands amongst a static caravan site. The building has been evaluated due to its historic interest as a Grade II listed building.
The towermill stands over 4 storeys and is 32 feet tall. In its operational days the mill was powered with common sails and a tailpole. The configuration powered 2 pairs of grindstones. The doors and windows are unusual in that they have Gothic arches which were probably installed during rebuilding work in the 1800s. Also during this period 4 patent double shuttered sails were installed. These were struck by rack and pinion via a chain pole and drove 3 pairs of stones. Photographs from that period show the windmill had one pair of sails had 7 bays of 3 shutters and the other pair had 8 bays of 3 shutters. The top of the mill was capped with a dome with a finial. This capping was boarded horizontally and it had a 16 sided petticoat. There was also a gallery and an 8 bladed fan