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Thurne Mill - Norfolk

Thurne Mill - Norfolk

Thurne is a small riverside Broadland village that either gives or takes its name from the River Thurne that flows directly by. Thurne is not far from the mouth of the river (where it meets the River Bure), with the village located at the end of a dyke with the famous Thurne drainage mill at its head. This has been a famous landmark for years and the windmill, once used for drainage, is now owned by the Norfolk Windmills Trust. The mill was built in 1820, but the sails and cap were blown off in 1919 and it needed repair. At some stage, the mill has been highered and this gives the "waist", as the new section was made round to allow the cap to be re-used