Record Details

NHER Number:13282
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post medieval windmill


The site of a windmill, marked on a map of 1797. It was reportedly damaged by fire in 1896 and no trace of it remains today, the area being partly built over. The miller's cottages remain nearby, and date to the early 18th century (NHER 46600).


  • Yarmouth Road tower windmill. Photograph from  © Norfolk County Council


Grid Reference:TG 2858 2948
Map Sheet:TG22NE

Full description

Site or remains of 18th century post wind mill.
Site only; no trace of wind mill now, modern houses cover part of site, and ruined brick sheds.
E. Rose (NAU), 21 September 1978.

Advertised in 1761. Shown on map (S1).
Last recorded as 'wind and steam' in 1896.
Information from [1]. Millers cottages remain adjacent (NHER 46600).
E. Rose (NAU), 24 March 1982.

A windmill in North Walsham was damaged by fire in 1896. Which is not specified but perhaps this site is the most probable as a reference to it in 1896 is mentioned.
See copy press cutting (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 20 March 1996.

See also further press cutting (S3) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 27 February 2003.

Monument Types

  • POST MILL (18th Century to 19th Century - 1797 AD? to 1896 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1896. [Article on a fire at North Walsham windmill]. 21 March.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2000. Homes idea refused. 21 January.

Related records - none

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