Martham Boatbuilding Co. Wind Pump

At map ref: TG439 192

This was a drainage mill, not a corn mill. It became derelict in the 19th century and is now just a steam engine house.

Steam Engine House c1930
Steam Engine House 2018

The drainage mill was marked on the 1836 Ordnance Survey map but was thought to be derelict even then.

The red dot marks the position of the former wind pump

There were the indications of a round base of a windmill shown as far back as 1842 on the Martham Tithe Award as plot No. 483 – see map below. The land was owned by the Commissioners for Drainage at that time.

Plot 483 of the Tithe Award map shows the round base indicating the wind pump in 1842

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