Record Details

NHER Number:4762
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Poringland Heath windmill

Summary

This is the site of the famous Poringland Heath windmill, reputed to have been the highest standing windmill in the country. It was replaced by a tower mill in 1825 and this was last used in 1900 before its demolition in 1906.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2638 0265
Map Sheet:TG20SE
Parish:PORINGLAND, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Windmill marked on (S1).
Seen by E. Rose (NAU/NLA).

This was the famous Poringland Heath mill, which had the reputation of being the highest standing mill in the country.
It is also marked on (S2)
E. Rose (NAU/NLA).

In fact however both mills at Upper Sheringham and Briningham were on higher ground. It was replaced by a tower mill in 1825 and last used 1900. Demolished in 1906.
E. Rose 23 March (NAU) 1982.

Monument Types

  • WINDMILL (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD to 1906 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Map: 1830. Estate Map.
<S2>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.

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