Record Details

NHER Number:3993
Type of record:Building
Name:Post medieval tower mill, Long Stratton Mills

Summary

A post mill and a tower mill are both shown on Bryant's map of 1826. The post mill was demolished in the 1870s and the tower mill was still in use in the late 1920s. The brick tower mill dates to the late 18th century and has a conical roof with a wind-vane.

Images

  • Long Stratton windmill, a late 18th century brick tower mill.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TM 2071 9208
Map Sheet:TM29SW
Parish:LONG STRATTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Brick tower windmill, now part of factory or modern mill.
Windows cut in sides; no sails, stones lying outside.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU) 2 June 1975.

'Long Stratton Windmill' is recorded as having been demolished in 1907.
Refers to removal of sails?
E. Rose (NAU).

No this probably refers to site NHER 16011.
This mill was changed to oil-engine drive in 1922.
Marked on (S1).
Still working (by oil) in June 1929.
Information from [1].
E. Rose (NAU) 23 March 1982.

(S2) marks two mills here.
E. Rose (NAU)

The other, also shown on (S1), was a postmill demolished in 1870s.
E. Rose (NAU).

(S3) describes the mill as a late 18th century tower mill. Brick, circular on plan, and tapered with conical roof with wind-vane. Windows with glazing bars. Some sashes with moulded casing. Sails missing.
Information from (S3).
S. Spooner (NLA) 4 May 2006

Monument Types

  • POST MILL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOWER MILL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDMILL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: Bryant, A.. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..
<S3>Scheduling Record: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.

Related records - none

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