Record Details

NHER Number:8336
Type of record:Building
Name:Hunsett Mill


A drainage mill dating from circa 1860 with three storey brick tower and boat-shaped cap. The mill was originally fitted with twin scoopwheels.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3636 2393
Map Sheet:TG32SE

Full description

Three storey brick tower. Boat-shaped. Frames for canvas sails. Fantail and sprocket wheel for chain. Arch in base ?formerly for scoop wheel. All restored. In garden of house; electric pump nearby replaces it.
E. Rose (NAU) 13 April 1982.

The 'sprocket wheel' above (really a Y-wheel) indicates Cubitts patent sails but the frames were replaced after collapse by millwright in recent years. The whole mill was restored from dereliction in 1946.
E. Rose (NAU) 8 February 1985.

Photos in file.

Drainage mill bears a date of 1698; it has obviously been rebuilt on the site of an old mill, probably about 1807.
Information from Ordnance Survey Records.
R. J. Rickett (NAU) 16 May 1990.

Listed building description dates the mill to 1860 and says there were originally two scoop wheel. No internal machinery survives.

2007. Broadland Flood Alleviation Project.
Proposals for new floodbank to protect Hunsett Mill.
See Environmental Report (S2) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 3 March 2015.

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE MILL (19th Century - 1860 AD? to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1305072.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG3623/B - E.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Unpublished Report: Broadland Environmental Services. 2007. Broadland Flood Alleviation Project. Compartment 38. Flood defence improvements for Hunsett Mill and Cottage. Environmental Report.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1995. The unbeatable beauty of Hunset. 14 April.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1995. Memories of Hunset. 21 April.
<S1>Monograph: Brown, R.J.. 1976. Windmills of England.. pp 235-6.

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