Record Details

NHER Number:10691
Type of record:Building
Name:Ellingham Mill


This 18th or 19th century iron frame tall whitewashed weather boarded water mill has a stone or brick ground floor. The mill was used until 1933. The upper floors were damaged by fire in 1985. The adjacent miller's house has three bays and two storeys with Gothic windows in the brick façade. It is said to have an older timber frame. The mill was converted into a residential dwelling in 2010.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 3649 9174
Map Sheet:TM39SE

Full description

August 1977. Visit. Ellingham Mill.
Water mill. Tall whitewashed weatherboarded building with stone or brick ground floor. Central gable with sack hoist. In use until 1933. Adjacent is millers house, three bays two storeys with Gothic windows in brick facade, but said to have an older timber frame. (S1) marks as flour mill. Excellent condition.
E. Rose (NAU), 2 August 1977.

(S2) describes as 18th century. Upper floors damaged by fire 25 February 1985.
E. Rose (NAU), 26 February 1985.

(S2) revised 1995 states mill has iron frame said to be of around 1900.

(S3) states Matthias Kerrison erected the mill in 1785 to 1786 at a cost of £825.
E. Rose (NLA), 12 December 2000.

(S4) quotes a statement of 1710 that the mill was then a 'poor small place'. The bridge outside dates from 1910 and superceded a ford.

The mill ceased active use in 1933, however the site was bought by Vitovis Ltd and worked as a factory until about 1960. (S5)
NIAS records
W. Arnold (HES), 4 January 2011.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WATERMILL (Post Medieval to Modern - 1785 AD? to 1933 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 3691E,F.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1985-1988. [Photographs and an illustration of Ellingham Mill].
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1985. Spanning two counties. 30 August.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: Unknown. 1999. [unknown].
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 329.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF9477.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1373094.
<S3>Article in Serial: Lawrence, R. 2000. From Yeomanry to County Elite: The Impact of the French Wars on the Rise of a Suffolk Family. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Vol XXXIX Pt 4 pp 470-483. p 472.
<S4>Article in Serial: Best, D.. 2003. Bungay Navigation.. NIAS Journal. Vol 7 no 3. p 26.
<S5>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.

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