Record Details

NHER Number:10408
Type of record:Building
Name:Six Mile House Drainage Mill


A derelict drainage windmill on what was formerly a detached block of Cantley marshes. The mill retains much of its machinery however it has been largely dismantled and lies near the tower.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4613 0984
Map Sheet:TG40NE

Full description

Drainage mill.
Cap, slats of sails, much of inner floors and blades of fantail missing, but otherwise all machinery complete, and stocks remain.
Unusual wooden rachet on scoop wheel; the channel to this has been blocked. Main drive shaft is of wood.
Visited E. Rose (NAU), 24 April 1979.

See (S1). (S2) shows a drainage mill on this site. (S3).

Condition has deteriorated since above. Much of the machinery remains but has been dismantled. All remains vulnerable to further decay.
A. Yardy (HES), 17 October 2011.

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE MILL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG4609/B - E.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1999. TF 4509G, M- N; TF 4609F.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Photograph: ELP 21, 23.
<S1>Monograph: Smith, A.. 1978. Drainage Windmills of the Norfolk Marshes.. No 22.
<S2>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S3>Scheduling Record: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.

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