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Berney Arms Windmill

Hob Uid: 133775
Location :
Norfolk
Broadland
Reedham
Grid Ref : TG4652004969
Summary : Berney Arms Windmill, on the River Yare, is the tallest drainage windmill in the county of Norfolk. It was built in around 1865 and used to grind clinker for cement until 1880, after which it worked as a drainage mill. It ceased working in 1948 and in 1951 was given to the then Ministry of Works. It was restored in 1967 and is currently under the guardianship of English Heritage.The seven-storey mill is 21.5 metres tall and built from red brick, coated in tar. The boat shaped cap is a traditional feature of mills in Norfolk, however the scoop wheel is located at some distance from mill, which is unusual. Linking the scoop wheel with the mill is a horizontal shaft with long wooden paddles which would have scooped water into a brick culvert and released it to the higher level of the river.
More information : (TG 46520496) Mill (NAT) (1)

Berney Arms Mill standing at the head of Tile Kiln Reach, is a tarred brick tower mill with a boat shaped cap, four sweeps and a tail fan. In 1951 it was given to the Ministry of Works (DOE) and has since been repaired and overhauled, and is now open to the general public, it contains a permanent Exhibition of Windmills of Eastern England. (2,3)

As described. (4)

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Berney Arms Windmill, on the River Yare, is the tallest drainage windmill in the county of Norfolk. It is 21.5 metres tall and built from red brick, coated in tar. The boat shaped cap is a traditional feature of mills in Norfolk, however the scoop wheel is located at some distance from mill, which is unusual. Linking the scoop wheel with the mill is a horizontal shaft with long wooden paddles which would have scooped water into a brick culvert and released it to the higher level of the river. (9)

This site is listed in the English Heritage Visitor Handbook 2009/10. (10)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:10 000 1978
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Source : Berney Arms Mill : Reedham, Norfolk
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Source : Windmills of England
Source details : Illust
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RD 08-JUL-80
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Source : Windmill gazetteer for England
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Source : Mills open : windmills and watermills open to the public [1997]
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Source : Discovering windmills
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Source : English Heritage Monuments Protection Programme Industrial Monuments Assessment, Step 3 Reports
Source details : Lime Cement and Plaster, 2000, Norfolk 7
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Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : Berney Arms Windmill - Wikipedia, , [accessed 09-JUN-2009]
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Source : English Heritage Visitor Handbook 2009/10
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Victorian
Display Date : Built circa 1865
Monument End Date : 1875
Monument Start Date : 1855
Monument Type : Tower Mill, Clinker Mill
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Victorian
Display Date : Use changed 1880
Monument End Date : 1880
Monument Start Date : 1880
Monument Type : Tower Mill, Drainage Mill
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Mid 20th Century
Display Date : Ceased working 1948
Monument End Date : 1948
Monument Start Date : 1948
Monument Type : Tower Mill
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Late 20th Century
Display Date : Restored 1967
Monument End Date : 1967
Monument Start Date : 1967
Monument Type : Tower Mill
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : NF 250
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Norfolk)
External Cross Reference Number : 10489
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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 5159
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External Cross Reference Source : ViewFinder
External Cross Reference Number : J850088
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External Cross Reference Source : ViewFinder
External Cross Reference Number : J850089
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External Cross Reference Source : ViewFinder
External Cross Reference Number : J850090
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External Cross Reference Source : EH Property Number
External Cross Reference Number : 4
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External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1003957
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TG 40 SE 10
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON TG 40 SE 9
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-07-08
End Date : 1980-07-08