Letheringsett Brewery watermill

Letheringsett Brewery Watermill
Country England
State Norfolk
Region East of England
District North Norfolk
Municipality Letheringsett
Location On the River Glaven near the town of Holt
Material Brick and Flint built with Norfolk Pantile roof
Founded 1780
Owner William Hardy (1780)
Letheringsett Brewery Watermill within North Norfolk

Letheringsett Brewery watermill is located in the village of Letheringsett within the English county of Norfolk.[1] The mill stands on the south side of the A148 Cromer to Kings Lynn road which dissects the village. The water supply for this watermill comes from the River Glaven which is bridged by the road next to the mill.


In 1780, William Hardy purchased Letheringsett Hall, 50 acres (200,000 m2) of land and Hagan’s brewery for the sum of £1610. William Hardy added Letheringsett Brewery mill to the newly purchased maltings. The building is constructed with local flint and has a Norfolk pantile roof. On the roof of the maltings there are two cowls. Although the watermill was constructed purely for the milling of the malt, William Hardy decided to maximise his investment by installing grindstones and milling corn as well. This was despite the fact that this mill was only 150 yards (140 m) down stream from Letheringsett Watermill. The watermill which was built as part of the brewery complex began to produce flour in 1784. By 1888 the watermill and brewery were trading as W. H. Cozens-Hardy & Sons. In 1896 Cozens-Hardy & Sons of Letheringsett Brewery were taken overs by Morgan's Brewery of Norwich. It is unclear when the watermill, brewery and maltings ceased working but in 1936 the buildings were used for manufacture of soft drinks until partially destroyed by fire in that year. Today the building beside the road stands derelict (2008)


  1. OS Explorer Map 24” – Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21726-4

Coordinates: 52°54′26″N 1°03′49″E / 52.9072°N 1.0637°E / 52.9072; 1.0637

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