Record Details

NHER Number:15314
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Black Mill or Moulton Mill


This windmill is marked on Faden's map of 1797. It was recorded as the oldest mill in Norfolk in the 19th century. It was in use until 1904 and was burnt down in 1930.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 159 886
Map Sheet:TM18NE

Full description

Site of windmill.
Marked on (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 25 September 1979.

This was Black Mill or Moulton Mill, said in the late 19th century to be the oldest in Norfolk.
Information from (S2) and [1].

A post mill mentioned as a 'well accustomed windmill' in 1755. Last used 1904. Burnt down in 1930.
Information from [2].
E. Rose (NAU), 23 March 1982.

Despite last statement, the mill is not shown on (S3). The detail on (S4) is not clear enough to locate the mill. The Mill House is in the northwest of the area marked, and the plan of the curtilage as shown on (S3) may suggest the mill was to the northwest of the house.
E. Rose (NLA), 7 April 1995.

Monument Types

  • POST MILL (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD to 1930 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S2>Archive: Bolingbroke Collection.
<S3>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. Ordnance Survey 25 inch 2nd edition (revised 1902-7).
<S4>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..

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