Record Details

NHER Number:15619
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post medieval watermill


This is the site of Petty Mill, Peaty Mill Dam or Pedeham post medieval watermill. It is marked on Faden's 1797 map of Norfolk and on the 1836 1st edition Ordnance Survey map.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3382 1238
Map Sheet:TG31SW

Full description

On overflow stream from Pedham lake. Site of Petty Mill (water mill). Marked on (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 7 January 1979.

Peaty Mill on (S2). Also marked on (S3) though position is a little vague.
Information from A. Rogerson (NAU).

(S4) under Langley notes a bequest of rent in around 1150 for a mill at 'Pedeham'. As noted above the (S2) calls the lake Peaty Mill Dam and it has been assumed the name Pedham is a modern corruption. There is no other similar known placename in Norfolk. (S1) calls the mill Petty mill. Is therefore Pedeham the original form and the others corruptions rather than vice versa?
E. Rose (NLA) 24 July 2001.

Monument Types

  • WATERMILL (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>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..
<S3>Map: 1589. Mousehold Heath.
<S4>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805-1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Volume Unknown.

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