Gunton Sawmill, Suffield, Norfolk



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  • Gunton Sawmill is a timber-framed Grade II* Listed building on the Gunton Estate in North Norfolk. The building houses a large water-powered frame saw designed and built in 1825 by a local iron founder - the mill was a state of the art working building at the heart of Lord Suffield's Gunton estate. The sawmill fell into disuse in the 20th century with the decline in the fortunes of the Gunton Estate and became derelict.\r\n\r\nIn 1976 the sawmill was 'rediscovered' and rescued from demolition by the Norfolk Windmills Trust. Extensive restoration work reached fruition in 1988 - bringing the building and machinery to a condition were it was once again possible to cut timber using the power of flowing water. Since then local Norfolk Industrial Archaeological Society (NIAS) volunteers have opened the sawmill to the public for working demonstrations every summer. In 2013, with the aid of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant (YH-12-05390), the sawmill was completely rethatched. Essential repairs to the millrace and timber frame were also carried out.

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