Record Details

NHER Number:10427
Type of record:Building
Name:Cadge's Drainage Mill


A mid 19th century three storey tarred brick drainage windmill with half oval windows, part of a group of buildings that kept Reedham Marshes drained. It replaced an earlier mill shown on Faden's map of 1797, slightly to the west. The mill was compulsorily purchased by Norfolk County Council in the 1980s, the rounded boat-shaped cap has been reinstated and the mill is now managed by the Norfolk Windmills Trust.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4456 0354
Map Sheet:TG40SW

Full description

22 September 1976. Visit.
Drainage mill. Brick tower with half oval windows.
Machinery remains on top.
Remains of brick water channel through centre.
E. Rose (NAU), 22 September 1976.

Drainage mill marked on this site by (S1).

Listing grade II 1985 (S2) notes two flue openings at first floor level. Cap frame, cast iron windshaft, brake wheel, weatherboarded front gable. Channel noted above was for internal scoop wheel.
E. Rose (NAU), 11 December 1985.

(S3) and (S4) in file.

For a full description see (S5).
D. Gurney (NLA), 18 June 2008.

Two photographs of the mill showing the mill with cap and sails.
See (S6).
A. Rix (HES), 20 October 2011.

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE MILL (Post Medieval to Modern - 1830 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG 4403B - G, N - R, U.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Publication: Hutchinson, S.. 2003. Berney Arms Remembered.
---Photograph: 1992. Photograph of Cadge's Drainage Mill, Reedham. Colour.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<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.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Norfolk Windmills Trust. 2000. Drainage Mills Planning Application - Supporting Statement - Cadge's Mill.
<S4>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
<S5>Publication: Yardy, A. (NCC). 2008. Mills of the Halvergate Marshes: Reedham Marshes & Ashtree Farm..
<S6>Photograph: Rex Wailes. Cadge's Mill, Seven Mile House. black and white.

Related records

MNO6330Related to: Cadge's Mill, 160m north-east of Seven Mile House REEDHAM (Revoked)

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