The earliest records show that the land for the windmill was purchased in 1713 but further records are scanty until 1819 when the windmill was noted for sale.

John Farthing owned and worked Cley Windmill with a sucession of tenant millers from 1819- 1876.

1876: Stephen Barnaby Burroughes bought the windmill and his family continued to work the mill until 1912.

1921: The Mill was sold to a nun Sister Rachel Helen Wilson (Sister Rachel)

Sister Rachel Helen Wilson

Sister Rachel Helen Wilson

1934: She passed it to her nephew Colononel Hubert Blount

Colononel Hubert Blount

1979: Hubert’s son Charles Blount took over the windmill.

Charles Blount

2006: It was briefly owned by Charles’ nephew John Woodhouse.

2006: it was sold to Dr Julian and Carolyn Godlee

Dr Julian and Carolyn Godlee

Contact

Cley Windmill,
Cley-next-the-Sea,
Holt,
Norfolk,
NR25 7RP

+44 (0) 1263 740209

info@cleywindmill.co.uk

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The Old Bakery

The Old Bakery

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