Record Details

NHER Number:22696
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval windmill

Summary

The remains of a windmill built in the early 19th century. The windmill was derelict by the 1920s, and only a small section of the base remains standing.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 3815 9719
Map Sheet:TM39NE
Parish:HALES, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Windmill, remains of.
Said to have been built 1801; shown on (S1).
Brick towermill by 1834. Steam power installed in about 1870. Last used 1908 derelict by 1926. (S2) shows old sails, outer pair with nine bays and inner pair with only eight; drive from engine on first floor to exterior. 5 storeys, boatshaped cap, 2 ground floor doors, gallery, 8 bladed fantail. Uncapped by 1937.
2.7m (9ft) high stump of tower remains in 1984.
Information from (S3).
Location confirmed from (S4).
E. Rose (NAU) 20 June 1986.

Monument Types

  • WINDMILL (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.
---Monograph: Apling, H.. 1984. Norfolk Corn Windmills. Vol I.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..
<S2>Photograph: 1931. Unknown.
<S3>Monograph: Apling, H.. 1984. Norfolk Corn Windmills. Vol I.
<S4>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1883. First edition six inch map.

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