Record Details

NHER Number:23359
Type of record:Building
Name:Clayrack Hollow Post Mill


Hollow post drainage windmill formerly located in Ranworth. It had fallen out of use by 1903. In the 1980s, it was moved to its present position and restored to pump water for demonstration purposes.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3691 1944
Map Sheet:TG31NE

Full description

Moved here from NHER 23358 at Ranworth and restored. Only remaining example of a hollow post wind pump with fan winding, patent sails and scoopwheel and is substantially different from Palmer's Mill (NHER 15992).
Information from [1].
E. Rose (NAU), 23 February 1987.

Architects drawings (S1) (pre 1992) as large rolled plans. Press cuttings (S2) to (S5) in file.
E. Rose (NAU).

6 July 1994. NLA air photography.
Mill/wind pump intact and visible.
M. Brennand (NLA), 13 March 2001.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG3619/C, D, G, H.
---Photograph: 1992. Photograph of Clayrack Hollow Post Mill, How Hill, Ludham. Colour.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Rolled Plan: Large Plan Exists.
<S2>Newspaper Article: 1984. Eastern Daily Press. 7 November.
<S3>Newspaper Article: 1986. Eastern Daily Press. 23 May.
<S4>Newspaper Article: 1987. Eastern Daily Press. 28 March.
<S5>Newspaper Article: 1987. Eastern Daily Press. 5 December.

Related records

23358Related to: Site of Ranworth Hollow Post Mill (Monument)

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