Record Details

NHER Number:14780
Type of record:Building
Name:Mautby Marsh Drainage Mill


A late 18th century tower drainage windmill that has now been converted into a house.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4894 0991
Map Sheet:TG40NE

Full description

West of Mautby Marsh Farm, not marked as mill on (S1).
Drainage mill.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU) 24 April 1979.

Huge brick tower with massive stocks retaining odd slats frames fragments. No cap, but fantail supports remains.
Modern pumphouse beside.
See (S2).

(S3) shows a drainage mill on this site.

This mill has a wooden vertical shaft.

It is being converted.
(S4) states the 16 sided upright shaft was removed when mill converted in 1982. Gears etc survive.
E. Rose (NLA), 24 November 1998.

Newspaper cuttings in file.

April 2011. Planning Application.
Application to replace existing windows with traditional flush casement windows.
See (S5).
Z. Dack (HES), 10 May 2011.

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE MILL (18th Century to 21st Century - 1780 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1986. Life at the top. 13 June.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG4809/A - D.
---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. p 651.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1996. Dream home in windmill. 10 February.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1883. First edition six inch map.
<S2>Monograph: Smith, A.C.. 1978. Drainage Windmills of Norfolk Marshes.. No 42.
<S3>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S4>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1152312.
<S5>Unpublished Document: 2011. Planning Application.

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