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Cley Windmill 1/5

Cley (pronounced Clay) Windmill is a grade II listed tower mill at Cley next the Sea, Norfolk, which has been converted to residential accommodation. Cley windmill was built in the early 19th century and remained the property of the Farthing family, until 1875, when Dorothy Farthing, the then owner, died. The mill was bought by the miller, Stephen Barnabas Burroughes and was worked by the Burroughes family until about 1912, when the business was transferred to their windmill at nearby Holt.

Cley Windmill 1/5

Cley (pronounced Clay) Windmill is a grade II listed tower mill at Cley next the Sea, Norfolk, which has been converted to residential accommodation. Cley windmill was built in the early 19th century and remained the property of the Farthing family, until 1875, when Dorothy Farthing, the then owner, died. The mill was bought by the miller, Stephen Barnabas Burroughes and was worked by the Burroughes family until about 1912, when the business was transferred to their windmill at nearby Holt.

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Mar 2017, 01:21
The sails seem to be of an impressive size, Brian.
Does it still work, for demonstration purposes?
Brian Walbey: I guess the bigger the sails the better they catch the wind. The cap, to which the sails are attached, is now fixed and hence the mill can no longer work properly.
Definitely not a Dutch mill, Brian, but equally as impressive. I'd make a special trip to go see it if I lived in England!
Brian Walbey: Very much an English mill, and there are two more just a few miles down the road. This is now a B.& B. and self catering place for visitors.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Mar 2017, 07:13
Well it's delightful to know it still exists. A great bird watching location is Cley
Brian Walbey: And there are two more nearby Chris. All along that strech of coast there is good bird watching opportunities.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Mar 2017, 07:30
Great shot and composition. I like the effect of the light mist in the picture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Louis. There was a slight mist even though it was towards the end if the afternoon.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 20 Mar 2017, 08:05
That is a lovely sight, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Isn't it just, and there are two more a few miles down the road.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 20 Mar 2017, 08:07
Très jolie photo de ce moulin.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martine.
What a great place to live, though I guess the on going maintenance must be a big resposibility
Brian Walbey: The whole mill and surrounding buildings are now a Bed and Breakfast and self catering establishment, plus it is licensed to hold civil weddings as well.
I love that it is a residence, so unique.
Brian Walbey: The whole mill and surrounding buildings are now a Bed and Breakfast and self catering establishment, plus it is licensed to hold civil weddings as well.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Mar 2017, 15:01
What a lovely sight.
Brian Walbey: Isn't it just, and there are two others not very far away.
What a wonderful use for this superb windmill.
Brian Walbey: I suspect it is quite expensive to stay there.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Mar 2017, 17:44
It looks to be in fine fettle. Can you imagine the fun of trying to fit in furniture in a circular room.
Brian Walbey: I've often thought that about windmills and lighthouses.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Mar 2017, 18:30
This is a beauty. I love the shape and design and I am glad it is in this great shape.
One our first anniversary we went to the north of the Netherlands for a night in a windmill B&B... and it stormed that night... fabulous experience.
Again a great picture!!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, it is very expensive to stay in this one I believe.
I googled it and it is a rather upmarket B&B
Brian Walbey: More than I'd like to pay for B.& B.I think.
Looks to be in excellent shape!
Brian Walbey: It is Tom and is now an upmarket B.& B.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Mar 2017, 21:26
A wonderful image with the blue tinted colour - I am glad that the mill could be preserved in an useful way.
Brian Walbey: yes good it's still in use in some way but I believe it is quite expensive to stay there.

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