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East Wretham Windmill
Mill name East Wretham Mill
Mill location TL 9251 9057
Coordinates 52°28′44.88″N 0°50′00.29″E / 52.4791333°N 0.8334139°E / 52.4791333; 0.8334139
Operator(s) Private
Year built c1875
Purpose Corn
Type Tower mill
Storeys Four storeys
No. of sails Four sails
Type of sails Double Patent sails
Windshaft Cast iron
Winding Fantail
No. of pairs of millstones Two pairs

East Wretham Mill is a tower mill at East Wretham, Norfolk, England which has been converted to residential accommodation.


East Wretham Mill was first mentioned in an advert in 1875, when it was described as "newly erected". A mill had been marked on the site in 1826 when it appeared on Bryant's map. Millers are recorded at this mill up to 1872. Edmund Land was the miller in 1878, having previously been at Stow Bedon smock mill. Walter Weggett was the next miller He was followed by Walter Littleproud in 1883.

The mill was derelict by 1926 and was converted to residential accommodation c1958.


East Wretham Mill is a four-storey tower mill which had a domed cap which was winded by a fantail. The mill had four double Patent sails, one pair of which had eight bays of three shutters. The tower is 32 feet (9.75 m) to the curb. The mill drove two pairs of French Burr millstones.


  • Edmund Land 1878
  • Walter Weggett 1879-81
  • Walter Littleproud 1883-

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