Record Details

NHER Number:5238
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of a 19th century drainage windmill known as Leston Mill or Sprintney's Mill


The site of a post medieval drainage mill shown on an Ordnance Survey map of 1838. The mill was demolished in the mid 20th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3623 1816
Map Sheet:TG31NE

Full description

Name from H. Bolingbroke. Totally demolished c.1940, though foundations are said to remain.
Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 marks this as existing! - a confusion with NHER 5237 followed by (S1).
Marked on 1st edition 1inch Ordnance Survey 1838, see (S2).
E. Rose (NAU) 1 September 1983.

6 July 1994. NLA air photography, see (S3).
Site of windpump/mill. No trace of structure visible.
M. Brennand (NLA), 13 March 2001.

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE MILL (18th Century to Mid 20th Century - 1800 AD to 1950 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Monograph: Smith, A.C.. 1978. Drainage Windmills of the Norfolk Marshes..
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..
<S3>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG3618/A, B.

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