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mutton

mutton

[muht-n]
mutton, flesh of mature sheep prepared as food (as opposed to the flesh of young sheep, which is known as lamb). Mutton is deep red with firm, white fat. In Middle Eastern countries it is a staple meat, but in the West, with the exception of Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand, mutton and lamb comprise only a small proportion of the total meat consumption. In the United States the flesh of lambs six weeks to three months old is preferred. The cuts are leg, loin (chops and roasts), rack (rib chops and French chops), chuck, breast, and flank. The kidneys, heart, and sweetbreads are especially delicate.
Mutton's Mill (also known as Manor House Mill) is a windpump located on the Halvergate Marshes in the detached parish of Freethorpe within the Norfolk Broads National Park, United Kingdom. It can be found at OS Grid Reference TM 441 063.

History

The mill was last worked in 1947 by Mr Fred Mutton (hence the name Muttons Mill) and was used to drain the surrounding marshland into the Halvergate Fleet. The mill is now in private ownership and in 1984 a new cap and six bladed fantail followed by one pair of patent sails in 1998. The mill's restored fantail was blown off the mill in 2005, however it has since been replaced during 2008.

References

Information regarding many of the windpumps on Halvergate Marshes

The fantail has been repaired and refitted in the autumn of 2007.

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