Palmer's Drainage Windmill

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Palmer’s Mill Windpump
Palmer's Mill.jpg
Palmer's Mill Windpump
Country England
State Norfolk
Region East of England
District Broadland
Municipality Upton with Fishley
Location to the north of Upton Dyke close to the village of Upton.
 - coordinates 52°39′29″N 1°32′35″E / 52.658164°N 1.54315°E / 52.658164; 1.54315Coordinates: 52°39′29″N 1°32′35″E / 52.658164°N 1.54315°E / 52.658164; 1.54315
Material Timber
Visitation Privately Owned (Can be viewed from the footpath)
Palmer's Drainage Windmill is located in Norfolk
Palmer's Drainage Windmill
Palmer's Windmill within Norfolk
Map Ref: TG405129

Palmer’s Drainage Windmill is located to the north of Upton Dyke close to the village of Upton in the English county of Norfolk.[1] Upton Dyke runs westerly from the River Bure in the civil parish of Upton with Fishley[2] . The Drainage mill can be found to the east of the village of Upton.


Palmer’s Drainage Windmill is of an interesting design being one of only two ‘Hollow Post’ drainage mills left on the broads, the other being Clayrack Drainage Mill. The mill has a miniature cap and sails based on its more traditional big brother tower drainage mills which can be seen on other parts of the Norfolk Broads. It is winded by a pair of tail vanes.


Also like Clayrack drainage windmill, Palmer’s drainage windmill is not on its original position. It was moved in 1976 from its previous site near Acle.[3]


  1. ^ OS Explorer Map OL40” – The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9
  2. ^ The Norfolk Windmill Trust, Windmills to Visit Guide. 3rd Edition 1982. Page 16, The Morris Printing Co Ltd 57-61 Pitt Street Norwich, Description & Location Details
  3. ^ [1] Moving the Windpump