Hunsett Mill
Stalham, Norfolk
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As previously
seen on Channel 4
Grand Designs:
House of the Year

& currently featured
on Extraordinary


In the shadow of
the newly restored
Grade II-listed
water pumping
windmill, that has
stood since 1698
Hunsett Mill is a remote water pumping mill,
situated beside the river and upstream
from Sutton Broad. The house was a
residence for the keeper of the mill until
1900, when the advent of electricity
rendered wind-powered pumps obsolete.
Since the end of its working life, the house
has been used as a private residence, but
has remained as an important piece of local
heritage, standing adjacent to the well-
known historic grade 2 listed Hunsett Mill.
Since the whole area around the mill
constitutes protected conservation land,
the aesthetic and sustainable value of
the property is and has been of the utmost
importance. This is why the owners have
recently completed a full restoration of
the listed windmill and a renovation and
extension to the millkeeper's cottage.


— RIBA Manser Medal 2010 for the best
      new house in UK
— RIBA Award 2010
— RIBA Stirling Prize 2010 (Longlisted)
— RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize 2010
— CPRE Norfolk Award 2010
— North Norfolk Environment Awards 2010
— 2009 UKGBC Sustainability Awards
      (Sustainable Project of the Year under
      £2 million, Shortlisted)
— Institution of Structural Engineers
      (Structural Awards 2009, Shortlisted)
— Archdaily Building of the Year Awards
      2010 (Homes category, Winner)


The property has featured in the RIBA
Journal, Grand Designs magazine,
Architects Journal and A10 magazine as
well as the local and national press.
      Click here to download a PDF of
selected press cuttings