"The Windmill" Thorpeness Things to Do Tip by easyoar

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  The Windmill, Thorpeness
by easyoar

The Windmill is probably one of the oldest building in Thorpeness. Mostly because it was not built in Thorpeness, but moved their later to help pump water. Originally it was in Aldringham (which is a few miles away), but the whole building, including its millstones was moved up to Thorpeness by Ogilvie when he realised he needed a way of pumping water from his water tower.

The Windmill itself ceased active service in 1940. It has now been restored and is a museum/visitor centre with free entry. The mill goes quite well with the quirky nature of Thorpeness. As you wander round, you kind of wonder what weird thing will pop up next!

Address: Thorpeness, Suffolk (near Aldeburgh)
Directions: From Ipswich direction, go down the A12 until you get to Farnham, then turn right onto the A1094 (signposted Aldeburgh) and from there follow the signs to Thorpeness.

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  • Written May 14, 2006
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