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Cley Windmill 3/5

The mill was inherited by Lieutenant Colonel Hubert Blount, in 1934. On 31st January 1953, the mill was flooded to a depth of at least 8 feet (2.44 m) in the major floods that broke the sea defences all along the east coast. In 1960, Norfolk County Council and the Pilgrim Trust both made grants to enable the sails to be replaced, the council granting £500 and the trust granting £300 towards a total cost of £1,500.

Cley Windmill 3/5

The mill was inherited by Lieutenant Colonel Hubert Blount, in 1934. On 31st January 1953, the mill was flooded to a depth of at least 8 feet (2.44 m) in the major floods that broke the sea defences all along the east coast. In 1960, Norfolk County Council and the Pilgrim Trust both made grants to enable the sails to be replaced, the council granting £500 and the trust granting £300 towards a total cost of £1,500.

comments (13)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 22 Mar 2017, 01:28
Le moulin est aussi beau de près que de loin. Par contre, je n'aime pas trop le bâtiment à  côté.
Brian Walbey: The building on the right is a terrace of cottages where the villagers live.
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 22 Mar 2017, 03:01
Are there many big windmills, like this one, in England, Brian?
Brian Walbey: More than you would think Ray, there are two more similar to this just a few miles down the road.
Well that's impressive, Brian! Very nice photo!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 22 Mar 2017, 06:18
Can you tell us something about the cottages, Brian?
Brian Walbey: I can only assume they are a normal terrace of cottages where the locals still live.
In 1960 I suppose £1,500 was a lot of money to replace the sails but for some reason is seems hardly possible that it was so little. WOW.
Brian Walbey: It's suprising how prices have gone up over the years, we bought our first house for £4,050 in 1970 and watched it being built and according to Zoopla it sold in 2015 for £205,000 !!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Mar 2017, 06:34
Lovely isn't it, the floods of 1953 were a terrible thing
Brian Walbey: Indeed they were Chris, this all would have been underwater I guess.
Those velux windows seem to Ruin the run of the roof Brian.
Brian Walbey: I'm surprised they were allowed to do that.
The windows don't bring a lot of light to the interior, I expect.
Brian Walbey: I guess not Mary.
good that it is in such fine shape, a real eye catching landmark
Brian Walbey: It can be seen from miles away, trouble is there are very few, if any, original photo viewpoints available.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Mar 2017, 16:27
I imagine there are great views from the top of the windmill, the land is so flat.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure there is Anne, that area of North Norfolk is fairly flat, although the general idea that all Norfolk is flat is far from reality.
I wonder if the cottages got flooded too and did they get any help?
Brian Walbey: I'm sure they must have been Bill, I bet the cottage tenants had to rely on insurance.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Mar 2017, 19:22
I am still getting used to the English model of a mill. A tail like a cheeky Sopwith Camel.
Brian Walbey: This is only one style of English windmill Louis, each area of the country semed to have its own special style.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Mar 2017, 19:22
I have no memories of the East Coast floods; we did not have TV then and I was too young to read a newspaper )or read anything!). Incredible to learn of the depth of the water, though. Ia some at one time all the houses were do with the mill and its activities.
Brian Walbey: I was 8 at the time of the floods and we didn't have a television then so all i can vaguely remember is the radio news and the newspapers which I probably didn't take a lot of notice of then.

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