Daily Images | Norfolk Windmill

Daily Images – at the time of Domesday, in the 11th century, there were some 580 recorded watermills in Norfolk, but no windmills. By the 19th century only 80 or 90 watermills were still functioning but there were still 300 – 400 windmills in the county. By the late 1800s the water and windmilled stone ground flour was fast giving way to roller mill produced flour. The taste of the people was changing and the new technology was capable of producing flour far more efficiently and faster. Now they are mostly just for for admiring.

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