Record Details

NHER Number:11808
Type of record:Building
Name:The Steam Mill


This 19th century brick steam mill has been converted into a house. Faden's map of 1797 shows a windmill on the site. By 1807 there were two windmills on the site, one of which burnt down in 1908.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 0985 9331
Map Sheet:TM09SE

Full description

November 1976. Carleton Rode Mills on Ordnance Survey map; northernmost of two buildings.
19th century brick steam mill converted to dwelling house.
Tapering square chimney survives though top is damaged.
Owners say that originally a wind mill stood here but was burnt down, and the machinery was buried on the spot and is still there. Mill stones in garden.
E. Rose (NAU), 17 November 1976.

January 1982.
Wind mill marked on (S1) - in fact there were two post mills by 1807; the last of these burnt down 1908 according to informant [1].
E. Rose (NAU), 29 January 1982.

November 2000.
The building in fact dates from 1854, one wing being slightly later. See (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 6 November 2000.

The first mention of the steam mill in documents is in Kelly's directory in 1904 (S3) where it is used in conjunction with the windmills.
NIAS records (S4)
W. Arnold HES 05/01/11

9 August 2011. Planning Application.
External alterations to fabric to restore elevations to more traditional appearance. Internal alterations and extend existing garage.
See (S5).
Z. Dack (HES), 22 September 2011

26 October 2011. Planning application.
Installation of solar panel array totalling 1.5kWp on south facing roofs of building to south of main property .
See (S6).
Z. Dack (HES), 23 November 2011.

Monument Types

  • ENGINE HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • WINDMILL (Post Medieval to Modern - 1797 AD? to 1908 AD)
  • STEAM MILL (Post Medieval to Modern - 1854 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds

  • MILLSTONE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Map: Ordnance Survey. 1928. Ordnance Survey 25 inch map.
---Unpublished Document: Manning, D.. 2000. Steam Mill, Carleton Rode.
---Unpublished Document: Slater, K. & Slater B.. 2000. Letter regarding The Steam Mill, Carleton Rode.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 241.
---Photograph: 1940. Photograph of The Steam Mill, Carleton Rode. Black & white.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. 2000. Building Survey.
<S3>Directory: Kelly, E.. Kelly's Directory of Norfolk..
<S4>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.
<S5>Unpublished Document: 2011. Planning Application.
<S6>Unpublished Document: 2011. Planning Application.

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