59 %
raised of £86,000 target
by 2 supporters
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Horsey Windpump National Trust

Horsey Windpump Restoration Project

Fundraising for National Trust

59 %
raised of £86,000 target
by 2 supporters

National Trust

We're a charity that looks after special places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for ever, for everyone. This includes 775 miles of coastline, over 248,000 hectares of land and over 500 historic houses, castles, ancient monuments gardens and parks and nature reserves.

Charity Registration No. 205846


Thank you for visiting our fundraising page; Horsey Windpump has had a dramatic history. For more than a century it has survived floods, a lightning strike, a collapse, storms and gale force winds.

But now, the time has come for this Norfolk icon to undergo significant and essential repair works and set her sails to the winds once again.

We have committed £244,000 to this first stage of the project which will last approximately 12 months and see traditional millwright skills, tools and materials used. The cap and sails have been removed and are currently being restored in our millwright’s workshop in Suffolk whilst the tower is inspected and the brickwork repaired. In 2017 the newly restored traditional Norfolk style cap and historic pattern sails will be reinstated allowing Horsey Windpump to set her sails into the wind once again. But this is not the end of the project...

Stage 2

Installation of shutters and striking gear to the sails which will enable the sails to revolve in the wind and control their speed.

Stage 3

Refurbishment and rebuilding of the turbine and its housing allowing Horsey Windpump to once again lift and pump water. This would see her restored to full operational order and allow us to demonstrate how the Windpump works and keep our industrial heritage alive.

We need further funding to complete these final two phases of work but we hope through fundraising and donations we will be able to realise our ambition by 2018 in time for the 75th anniversary of when Horsey Windpump was last operational.

Please donate today and help to complete this exciting and ambitious project in its entirety.

To keep up to date with the Horsey Windpump Restoration Project please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Horsey-Windpump


  • The cap removed from Horsey Windpump
  • Crane preparing to lift the cap from Horsey Windpump
  • The four tonne wind shaft and brake wheel being lifted +2