Thurne Mill was built in 1820 by the millwrights England & Co of Ludham, Norfolk.
Originally when the mill was built it would have had common canvas sails and a scoopwheel but in 1885 the mill was raised (hained) to accommodate the new turbine pump and the patent sails. These allowed the Marshmen a little more free time.
Bob Morse had a fascination with windmills since he was a young boy. In 1949 a boyhood dream became a reality when he purchased the then derelict Thurne Mill. In 18 months, with the help of Albert England, a direct descendant of England’s the tower was restored. The mill was then leased to the Norfolk Windmill Trust. Sadly Bob Morse passed away in January 2007. The current owner of Thurne Mill is Debra Nicholson.
Visit one of our Thurne Mill open days
Guided Walks to Thurne Mill Open Days 2nd & 4th Sunday of the Month April – October 1pm – 4pm Joint days with the Wherry Maud and the Wind Energy Museum Summer Solstice 7th August Strawberries, cream & summer punch + music from 2pm