Horstead Mill, Horstead

A water-powered corn mill in the historic county of Norfolk, England.

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It is on a navigable waterway. It had a breastshot waterwheel.

The mill was gutted by fire on 23 January 1963.
Sited on the River Bure near Coltishall. Originally there was a mill on the site since before the Domesday Book in 1086. This mill was built in 1789 to replace an earlier 16th century mill. The mill burned down in 1963 and was never restored. The mill pond is now a popular site for angling and wild swimming.

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Alternative names East Norfolk Roller Mills
Power source Water
Mill type Roller flour mill, Watermill
River Bure
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 7768
Location Horstead
Historic county Norfolk
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR TG 26702 19356
Latitude/longitude 52.72436000, 1.35581900



  • Photo: John Lomas


  • Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database


John Lomas, March 2017

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