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Horsey Wind Pump - Windmill

Horsey, Norfolk

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Fully restored historic drainage wind pump, five-storeys high.

The wind pump was working until it was struck by lightning in 1943.

It was acquired by the National Trust in 1948 from the Buxton Family and has been restored. The Buxton family continue to manage the estate, emphasising nature conservation. Because of this the estate has become an internationally important wildlife site. On the estate there are waymarked circular walks, the main one being the path via Brograve Mill, the walk provides great views across Horsey Mere and access to the beach at Horsey Gap.

There are many windmills in this particular area including West Somerton Mill, Brograve Mill, and Lambrigg Mill.

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From on top the Windmill
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At the top of Horsey
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Further information Grid



Horsey Wind Pump (windmill), Horsey, Norfolk

Ceremonial County: Norfolk

Grid Reference:

TG457221 or maybe TG457223  OS Sheet - 134

Map Link:

Ordnance Survey TG457221      StreetMap 

Aerial photo: Google Aerial



Best Times to Visit:





National Trust

Other useful websites:


Listed building site


many more images from www.windmillworld.com/millid/2238.htm

Mills open

Nearby Locations: Brograve Mill  Lambrigg Mill Several other windmills nearby.
Other Relevant pages:  


Planning Grid


Horsey Wind Pump (windmill), Horsey, Norfolk

Grid Reference:


Getting there:

15miles N of Great Yarmouth on B1159; 4miles NE of Martham
Near B1159, about 2 miles NE of Potter Heigham, and 7 miles SE of Stalham.




Parking, 50yds. 50p up to 1 hour, 1.50 for 4 hours or 2.50 all day (pay & display). Open dawn to dusk.


WC at shop/tea room

Things To Do, See and Photograph:

Views over to coast from top of windmill/pump

What to take:


Nature highlights:

Premier birdwatching area


Horsey Windpump


Great Yarmouth



NR29 4EF


National Trust, Staithe Stores 01493 393904 or 01263 740241

Opening times:

NT:- All Bank Holidays between 3rd March and 4th November
Mills open:- March, Saturdays & Sundays only. April to October Daily 10am4.30pm.

Parties at other times by arrangement.


National Trust:- 2.50, child 1. Mooring fees payable by all boat users (inc. NT members) to the Horsey Estate.

Photo Restrictions:

None from public right of ways

Other Restrictions:  
Special Needs Access:  
Special Needs Facilities:  
Children Facilities:  
Dogs Allowed: On leads near livestock. Under close control elsewhere

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Page Ref: horsey Topic: Windmill Last Updated: 01/2012


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