Properties of Historical Importance in Potter
Potter Heigham tower windmill was built to replace an earlier postmill on or near the same site. The six storey red brick 54 foot tower was built for Simon Boyce by the Suffolk millwrights, Martins in 1849. Power was supplied by 4 double shuttered patent sails each with 9 bays of 3 shutters that were struck by rack and pinion. The white Norfolk boat shaped cap with its petticoat held an 8 bladed fan and a chain pole.
This 300 year-old converted Windmill, once owned by actor Roger Moore, combines features from yester-year, with modern comforts and has been lovingly restored and furnished to reflect a Norfolk Broads and film theme throughout.