Fakenham – Fakenham Mill (Heritage Trail 12)

Slowly, but surely, I’m getting around the Fakenham heritage trail by visiting a few locations on it every time I come to the town. This is Fakenham Mill and there has been a mill here since at least 1240. A new building was constructed in 1620 and the route of the River Wensum was altered to suit the new structure.

The current building dates to 1720 and is now converted into residential properties. There’s plenty more about this mill at http://www.norfolkmills.co.uk/Watermills/fakenham.html.

Marked as the corn mill in this 1900 map, it was nearby to the town’s now closed railway station.