Record Details

NHER Number:23358
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Ranworth Hollow Post Mill

Summary

Site of a hollow post drainage windmill constructed in the 19th century. The mill had fallen out of use by the early 1900s. In the 1980s, it was moved to Ludham and restored to pump water for demonstration purposes. However, the brick supports of the post mill remain in their original location and are visible on an aerial photograph taken in 1994.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3672 1483
Map Sheet:TG31SE
Parish:WOODBASTWICK, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Site of a hollow post drainage windmill constructed in the 19th century. The mill had fallen out of use by the early 1900s (S1). The remains of the mill were relocated to Ludham and restored during the 1980s (NHER 23359) where the mill was to be used for demonstration purposes. See NHER 23359 for details.
The brick piers remain in situ at this location.
E. Rose (NAU) 23 February 1987. Updated A. Yardy (HES) 30 May 2017.

6 July 1994. NLA aerial photography.
Site visible, but no cropmarks.
M. Brennand (NLA) 23 February 2001.

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE MILL (19th Century - 1850 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG 3614U - X.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1984-1987. [Articles on the resiting of Ranworth post mill].
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. Ordnance Survey 25 inch 2nd edition (revised 1902-7).

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23359Related to: Clayrack Hollow Post Mill (Building)

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