Record Details

NHER Number:39768
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post medieval tower mill


The site of a 19th century tower mill. The top of the mill was blown off during gunnery practice in World War One. All that survives today is an earthwork mound.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 076 439
Map Sheet:TG04SE

Full description

Site of tower mill with Cubitts or spring sails.
Top blown off by gunnery practice during World War One. Constructed presumably after 1836 as not on (S1). No remains now.
See (S2) which states that during the 1897 floods the miller climbed to the top of the isolated mill to escape a flock of rats.
E. Rose (NLA), 30 September 2003.

December 2004. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey.
Land-based survey; Cley, Salthouse and Kelling fresh-marshes, Context 20:
The windmill mound survives. It has a diameter of around 14m and is about 1m high.
See assessment report (S3) for further details.
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.421).
D. Robertson (NLA), 23 May 2007. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 July 2019.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..
<S2>Publication: Fiddian, V. (ed). 2003. Salthouse. The story of a Norfolk Village. pp 27, 280, 297, 330.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Robertson, D., Crawley, P., Barker, A., and Whitmore, S. 2005. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey. Assessment Report and Updated Project Design. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 1045.

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