Record Details

NHER Number:18227
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of a windmill

Summary

A low mound survives in an arable field. This is the site of a windmill recorded in medieval and post medieval documents. Prehistoric worked flints, medieval pottery and fragments of millstones or quern stones have been collected from its surface and in the surrounding area.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8923 1428
Map Sheet:TF81SE
Parish:BEESTON WITH BITTERING, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

February 1982.
North of parish boundary, east of lane.
On slight rise about 30m across.
Scatter of medieval pottery.
Seen during Fransham fieldwork and not collected.
Adjacent field in Fransham parish is devoid of pottery of this date.
A. Rogerson (NAU), July 1982.

December 1997.
This is the site of a windmill.
Casual collection of smaller finds.
Prehistoric worked flints.
Medieval sherds.
Medieval lava quern/millstone fragments.
See (S1) in file.
A.Rogerson, 19 November 1998.

Monument Types

  • WINDMILL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDMILL MOUND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDMILL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDMILL MOUND (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • MILLSTONE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rogerson, A.. 1998. Site visit notes.

Related records - none

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