|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Site of Poringland Heath windmill|
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.
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|Grid Reference:||TG 2638 0265|
|Parish:||PORINGLAND, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
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.
- 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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