Record Details

NHER Number:15519
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post medieval post mill and land divisions, Mill Farm

Summary

A windmill is known to have been situated on this hill as early as 1675. By the time the mill structure was demolished during World War One, it was a post mill. The earthworks of this windmill mound are visible on aerial photographs. A series of earthworks relating to land divisions potentially of a broadly contemporary date have also been included within this site. The level of earthwork survival is not completely clear from the aerial photographs and available lidar data.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 7832 8786
Map Sheet:TL78NE
Parish:WEETING WITH BROOMHILL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Site of wind mill - informant [1].
E. Rose (NAU), 5 December 1979.

Confirmed from 1836 1 inch Ordance Survey (S1).
Marked on Ogilby's Roadbook 1675 (S2).

A post mill, last used 1865. Demolished during World War One - Informant [2].
E. Rose (NAU), 24 March 1982.

1946. RAF aerial photograph shows ring ditch of mill mound to southwest of present farm buildings.
B. Cushion (NLA), 11 June 1998.

January 2017. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
The earthworks of this windmill mound are visible on aerial photographs (S3-S6). A series of earthworks relating to land divisions potentially of a broadly contemporary date have also been included within this site. The level of earthwork survival is not completely clear from the aerial photographs and available lidar data.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 31st January 2017.

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD?)
  • MOUND (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • WINDMILL MOUND (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • POST MILL (Post Medieval to World War One - 1540 AD? to 1918 AD?)
  • WINDMILL (Post Medieval to World War One - 1540 AD? to 1918 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL 78/ TL 7988/A.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..
<S2>Publication: Ogilby. 1675. Roadbook. pl.74. Pl 52.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/LA/227 FP 1134-1135 17-APR-1945 (HEA Original Print).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/59 V 5156-5157 05-FEB-1946 (HEA Original Print).
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/82/1204 F22 0059-0060 02-JUN-1955 (HEA Original Print).
<S6>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. Norfolk County Council ADAS RC9 48 95-96 01-JUL-1981 (NCC TL7886A,TL7786G) (Print).

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