Record Details

NHER Number:10404
Type of record:Building
Name:South Walsham or Howard's Drainage Mill


A restored 19th century drainage mill with a tarred brick tower and a boat-shaped cap. The mill's Victorian machinery survives intact and parts of it are rare survivals.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4624 0724
Map Sheet:TG40NE

Full description

South Walsham Marshes.

May 1979. Visited.
Brick tower, secured by iron tieband. Remains of boat shaped cap, now mostly replaced in corrugated iron. This must be recent as cap appears in (S1)'s photograph.Two stocks remain, with traces of Cubitt's patent sails. Scoop wheel.
Upper windows glazed (not original) and apparently still kept in some sort of repair.
See (S2) which shows a drainage mill on this site.
E. Rose (NAU), 3 May 1979.

(S3) notes cast iron sheer extensions, one of only two remaining examples on Norfolk Broads.
E. Rose (NAU), 11 December 1985.

Rebuilt by William T England whose name is cast into one of the iron supports with the date 1921 (S4).
E. Rose (NLA), 29 November 2005.

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE MILL (18th Century to 21st Century - 1770 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Monograph: Smith, A.. 1978. Drainage Windmills of the Norfolk Marshes.. No 27.
<S2>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S3>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1304660.
<S4>Article in Serial: Allard, P.. 2005. William T. England, Yarmouth Millwright. Yarmouth Archaeology. p 22.

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