The Dereham Windmill
East Dereham towermill was built in 1836 by Michael Hardy, a miller & baker and James Hardy, a millwright. The mill was shown on the O.S. map of 1838 as standing on Cherry Drift, later to become Cherry Lane. The 42ft five storey red brick tower was 24ft in diameter at the base and topped with a boat shaped cap and a 6 bladed fantail. The two pairs of patent sails on an iron windshaft, drove 2 pairs of stones, a flour mill and jumper.
The tower external wall was constructed of Flemish bond brickwork, while the inside was of English bond rendered with plaster. The oputer brick face appeared to be only half a brick in thickness and was not bonded properly to the interior of the wall, giving rise to the question of whether the mill tower had been refaced. The wall at the base of the tower was 2ft 6in thick and a cambered arch was above each of the windows and doors. Carved on the bridge beam above the southwest pair of stones was the inscription:
The cast iron bridgetree on the ground floor and the engine drive to the stones on the meal floor bore the inscription:
|White's 1836: Robert Hambling, Ironfounder, millwright, manufacturer of steam engines, implements and machines for agricultural purposes, etc. Norwich Road
E. SAUL 22 SEPTR 46
(copied from http://www.norfolkmills.co.uk/Windmills/east-dereham-towermill.html )
There are tables adjacent to the Mill for a picnic and a nice Cafe right there too!
Plenty of cafe's and other hostelries in the Town centre. If you're thirsty, the Carpenters Arms public house is at the end of the track to the north of the Dereham Mill
New smaller cache contains only log-sheet and pencil (bring your own sharpner).
Sue and Bernie adopted this cache from Redtalut and re-established it in a new hiding place on 27 Aug 12.
Congratulations to the new caching family "mjthomas70" who were the FTF this new placement. Their first ever cache find too
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