Record Details

NHER Number:10411
Type of record:Building
Name:Runham Five Mile Drainage Mill


A mid 19th century brick windmill. The internal machinery has survived intact.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4778 0984
Map Sheet:TG40NE

Full description

Drainage mill.
Visited by E. Rose (NLA) 24 April 1979.

Plaque 'WHV 1849' over door on brick tower, which is cracked at rear. Sails, fantail and cap missing.
Floors in good state and much machinery remains; inner cog driving scoopwheel shaft much larger in this mill than in later ones in area, and scoop is on east rather than west as usual.
Tree has sprouted between wheel and tower.
Scoop sump with tall brick arch on north now cut off, but original pair of arches through river embankment still serves modern pumphouse to east.
See (S1).

(S2) shows a drainage mill on this site.

(S3) notes curb, track, fanstage, striking wheel, cast iron windshaft, brakewheel, wallower, crownwheel, timber upright shaft all remain as well.
E. Rose (NLA) 24 November 1998.

(S4) states that a sluice gate here was marked R & J Stolworthy 1849 but vanished at some date between 1969 and 2003.
E. Rose (NLA), 22 October 2003.

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE MILL (19th Century to 21st Century - 1849 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG4709/D - G.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1999. TG 4509M - N.
---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 651.
<S1>Monograph: Smith, A.. 1978. Drainage Windmills of the Norfolk Marshes.. No 52.
<S2>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S3>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England.
<S4>Article in Serial: Allard, P.. 2003. Stolworthy's the Yarmouth Millwrights.. Yarmouth Archaeology. p 17ff.

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