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Herringfleet Marshmill

An octagonal smock drainage mill clad in tarred weatherboards with a boat-shaped cap and 4 common sails spread with cloth when the mill works.


The cap turns to face the wind by means of a winch. There is an external scoop wheel. The mill dates from the 1830s. It is now the last of the old wooden pumping mills in Broadland in working order.

Herringfleet Mill is located in the small village of Herringfleet.

It is one of the last remaining mills of its kind on the Broads.

There is a small (free) car park on the Herringfleet road and the mill is about 15 minutes walk from there along a waymarked footpath. Access is very good, and you can get close to the mill itself. The surrounding area is farmland, and river bank.