River Bure / Aylsham Navigation
Burgh is one of the more obscure mills on the Bure, with its distinctive multi peaked roofline.
Burgh Mill - upstream view 2009
Burgh Mill 1908
Gaining access to Burgh Lock represents something of a challenge, as it is surrounded by farmland and expensive housing, with few roads or tracks in the vicinity. Google Earth came to the rescue with evidence of a footbridge crossing river behind Burgh Church, which leads to a riverside footpath which runs down the west bank to the mill and lock.
Burgh Mill - downstream view 2009
This shallow lock, maybe three feet in depth, has been converted to a manually operated sluice, with winding gear similar to that used at Coltishall Lock in times past.
Burgh Lock 2009
Burgh Lock 1927
As with the other locks on this navigation, this lock was damaged in the 1912 flood and the chamber has stood redundant for the better part of a century.
Burgh Lock sluice gear 2009
A short hop across the flooded water meadows provided a good viewpoint for the dowmstream face of the watermill, which stands unused and unconverted.