Billingford Windmill, Billingford Common, Scole - South Norfolk

Late C19 five-storey windmill on the site of an earlier structure. This was the last commercially wind-operated mill in Norfolk, closing in 1956. Part of the upper storey was structurally unsound and the curb was out of alignment. On all storeys, loose bricks and external cracks were leading to water penetrating the interior of the mill. Structural repairs are needed before the restored cap and sails can be reinstated. An Historic England Heritage at Risk grant has been accepted and these works are underway. The cap is due to be reinstated in autumn 2018 and the stocks and sails early 2019.

Billingford Windmill, Billingford Common, Scole - South Norfolk
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: BILLINGFORD WINDMILL
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1303800
  • Local Planning Authority: South Norfolk
  • Site Type: Industrial > Mill


  • Building Name: Billingford Windmill
  • County: Norfolk
  • District / Borough: South Norfolk
  • Parish: Scole
  • Parliamentary Constituency: South Norfolk
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)