Record Details

NHER Number:9966
Type of record:Monument
Name:Flordon Mill and probable Early Saxon spearhead

Summary

This is the site of a post medieval watermill. The mill was active in the 19th century, had closed by 1916 and was demolished in the late 20th century. It may have stood on the site of a mill mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. A spearhead, possibly Early Saxon in date, has been found on the site.

Images

  • Flordon watermill around 1906. Photograph from www.norfolkmills.co.uk  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:TM 1944 9671
Map Sheet:TM19NE
Parish:FLORDON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Watermill.
Iron spearhead from the water run at Flordon Mills. Probably Early Saxon.
See (S1). NCM sketch.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Long leat cut to drive mill from TM 187 192.
E. Rose (NAU).

Mill here in Domesday Book (S2), present mill had steam engine in 1869, now a house. No machinery. Closed 1916.
E. Rose (NAU).

Source [1] states that building was recently demolished and the wheel pit filled in.
Drawing of gable mark (S3) in file.

Monument Types

  • WATERMILL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WATERMILL (Post Medieval to World War One - 1800 AD to 1916 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SPEAR (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Publication: Wm. Squire Mss.
<S2>Publication: Brown, P (ed.). 1984. Domesday Book: Norfolk. Parts 1 and 2.
<S3>Illustration: Miller, P.. Flordon Mill.

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