Wells-next-the-Sea is located in the North of Norfolk and is a small coastal town which is just over a mile away from the sea. Wells has been served as a port for over 700 years and was at its peak in the 19th century when the quay constructed.
The Thurne Dkye Drainage Mill is located at the head of the staithe in the small broadland village of Thurne. Built in 1820 by England’s of Ludham the mills sails were uprated to patent sails with a fantail in 1835. In 1919 the cap of mill was blown off in strong winds.