Record Details

NHER Number:8391
Type of record:Building
Name:Stubb Mill


This three storey brick mill is marked on the 1st edition of the Ordnance Survey map made in 1836. The 4th cylindrical storey was added later. There are remains of the scoop wheel to the west. It was built in association with the Enclosure of 1808.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4373 2200
Map Sheet:TG42SW

Full description

Drainage mill. On (S1).
E. Rose (NAU).

September 1987. Listed, Grade II.
Early 19th century brick mill, three storeys with later 4th cylindrical storey on tapering tower. Windows offset on each floor and door to south. Remains scoop wheel to west. Fan cradle, brakewheel, windshaft, upright shaft, pitwheel all remain.
Information from (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 21 June 1994.

Constructed following the Enclosure of 1808.
Information from (S3).
E. Rose (NLA), 26 April 2000.

2 photographs of the mill in a derelict state with some cap boards missing (S4).
A. Rix (HES), 11 January 2012.

April 2009.
Permission sought to remove and replace the existing temporary cap and to replace the windows and doors to their original pattern.
See (S5) for details
H. White, (NLA), 2 October 2009

May 2009.
The mill is to benefit from £50,000 of refit and repairs, including a replacement roof, re-pointed brickwork and a new cap and fantail.
See (S6) and (S7) for further details
H. White (NLA), 8 May 2009

October 2010.
Ceremony to mark the new cap going back on the mill.
A. Rix (HES), 11 January 2011.

October 2011.
Refers to a report carried out by English Heritage on the plight of England's industrial heritage. Makes reference to Stubb Mill.
A. Rix (HES), 11 January 2011.

Undated photograph showing the Brakewheel leaning against the mill. The brakewheel is historically important as it was converted from a much older compass arm type.
A. Rix (HES), 11 January 2011.

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE MILL (19th Century to 21st Century - 1808 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • TOWER MILL (19th Century to 21st Century - 1808 AD? to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 564.
---Photograph: 1996. Stubbs Mill, Hickling. Print.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..
<S2>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1049386.
<S3>Publication: Williamson, T.. 1997. The Norfolk Broads. p 97.
<S4>Photograph: Hallam Ashley. 1960. Stubb Mill Hickling. Black and white.
<S5>Designation: Listed Building Consent.
<S6>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2009-2010. [Articles on the restoration of Stubb Mill].
<S7>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2009. Repair team to restore a listed drainage mill.. 8 May.
<S8>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. Capping off ceremony marks apprentices new rural skills.. 7 October.
<S9>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2011. New report highlights threat to iconic mills. 19 October.
<S10>Photograph: Unknown. Stubb Mill. Black and white.

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MNO5118Related to: Stubb Drainage Mill HICKLING (Revoked)

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