Record Details

NHER Number:6696
Type of record:Building
Name:Corpusty Mill


A late 17th century watermill and house, with 19th century alterations. Although the waterwheel was removed in 1935, the mill continued to be used until 1965.


  • The late 17th century weatherboarded and brick watermill, Corpusty  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 1144 3030
Map Sheet:TG13SW

Full description

Supposed to have been a mill on this site in Domesday Book, and another nearby.
Present building said to be of 1699, which is probably correct.
Mill is weatherboarded with sack hoist on brick substructure with buttress like a shaped gable!
Miller's house attached of 4 bays, 2 storeys, with dentiled cornice and wood-columned porch; dormers added in 19th century.
See (S1).
All well restored and used as private house.
Visited E. Rose (NAU) 10 May 1978.

The mill house garden contains a number of follies of carrstone and some of brick, tower, grotto, castle etc., but all seem to be of 20th century date.
E. Rose (NAU) 2 April 1982.

(S1) notes date of 1699 is on sluice arch.
Waterwheel was removed in 1939 but the mill was used until 1965.
Mill house has 2 bays of 18th century date and two more added, with dormers, windows etc in 1880.
E. Rose (NAU) 9 July 1986.

Monument Types

  • WATERMILL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WATERMILL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG1130B, C.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1985. Village treasure trail. 11 November.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 13 SW 1.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1989. Super guide to nation's watermills. 8 May.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1995. Cash help for historic places. 11 November.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 440-441.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2011. Step inside a stately home. 9 February.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2011. Dramatic plot could be an Oscar winner. 3 May.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1049201.

Related records - none

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