Record Details

NHER Number:12494
Type of record:Building
Name:Post-medieval windmill


A tower mill of 1829. It was originally six storeys high with a boat-shaped cap. Only the stump of the tower remains today, bearing the owner's initials. The adjoining house also dates to the early 19th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0263 0181
Map Sheet:TG00SW

Full description

Site of windmill marked on (S1).
This in fact still exists as the stump of a tower mill.
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU), 11 May 1977. Information from record card (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 20 February 2022.

January 1977. Listed Grade II.
Listing Description excerpt:
"House and former windmill. Early 19th-century house, rendered, with low pitched pantile roof with gabled ends, two storeys, two sashes with glazing bars, ground floor later projection and pentice hood over modern bay window with panelled door between. Under same roof to right (south west) the mill with small first floor casement and loft door, ground floor segmental-headed doorway and cart entrance. Adjoining at right hand end (south west) is circular tower mill, tarred brick, four storeys, with segmental headed openings. Cap and sails missing."
Information from (S3).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S3) for the current listing details.
P. Watkins (HES), 20 February 2022.

Photograph of mill in 19th century belonging to [1], shows it with six storeys, a boat shaped cap and Cubitt's patent sails. It was built in 1829 for Philip Pitts and still bears his initials.
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU), 31 March 1981. Information from record card (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 20 February 2022.

Dismantled 1924. Worked by oil up to 1937. Details from [2].
Information from record card (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 20 February 2022.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. Ordnance Survey Map. 25 inch to the mile. Second Edition. 1:2500.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1051150.

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