Record Details

NHER Number:16338
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible site of medieval/post medieval mill

Summary

An earthen mound is recorded here on the Ordnance Survey. The area is known as Mill Lane but no windmill is recorded on 18th and 19th century maps of this location. A local informant suggested a drainage mill may have existed here in the past, but this is a little unlikely before 1797, and could have had no connection with the mound. The mound was still visible when the site was visited in 1996.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 4865 1375
Map Sheet:TF41SE
Parish:WEST WALTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Mound (OS).
Note name Mill Lane - but no wind mill shown on either Faden 1797 or OS 1836 - but both give name, suggesting site of older mill.
E. Rose (NAU) 17 July 1980.

Informant has no record of a wind mill here and suggests the name refers to a drainage mill. But this is a little unlikely before 1797, and could have had no connection with the mound.
E. Rose (NAU) 24 March 1982 and 6 March 1983.

Mound still just visible in orchard.
R. Silvester (NAU) September 1983.

Mound still visible as slight rise in orchard adjacent to ditch.
One dead fruit tree on mound.
H. Paterson (NLA) 24 September 1996.

Monument Types

  • WINDMILL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDMILL MOUND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOUND (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WIND PUMP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

Related records - none

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