Record Details

NHER Number:15216
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post medieval windmill


The site of Holt Mill, marked on a map of 1797.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0732 3799
Map Sheet:TG03NE

Full description

Site of Holt wind mill.
Marked on (S1), 1797.
E. Rose (NAU), 6 September 1979.

A post mill burnt down in 1794. Information from [1].
E. Rose (NAU), 10 February 1982.

Reference (S2) refers to discovery of wall paintings at Letheringsett watermill (site NHER 6525) of a windmill 'believed to be that which stood on a hill above the town'. No windmill marked by (S1) except Holt mill which could be the one meant. Reference states the mill was rebuilt 1795 and completed 1802 which would fit with the above mention
of the mill being burnt down in 1794; but it is not entirely clear from the reference that it is the windmill and not the watermill which is meant; the watermill was also rebuilt in 1802.
Reference in file under NHER 6525.
E.Rose (NLA), 8 February 1995.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1995. Work's a grind, but fun. 6 February.

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