Photographer: Payne Jennings, John (1843-1926)
Medium: Photographic print
“Drainage Mill. – Constructed, so far as the motive power is concerned, precisely in the same way as the ordinary wind-mill; these mills pump water instead of grinding corn and crushing wheat. The motive power is used to turn a water-wheel in some cases, but in others a chain pump or a bucket wheel. Skeleton mills of peculiar construction will also be noticed in many places; while at Earlsham, near Norwich, may be seen a circular mill, upon the American principal, working a hydraulic ram for conveying water to a farmhouse, half-a-mile distant.”
Letterpress description by Ernest R. Suffling accompanying Plate XXXIII from ‘Sun Pictures of the Norfolk Broads’.