Record Details

NHER Number:16210
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Thetford Road Mill


A post-medieval smock mill marked on Bryant's map of 1826 and an Ordnance Survey map of 1836. An earthwork associated with the mill has been identified on lidar data.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 8063 9319
Map Sheet:TL89SW

Full description

Site of windmill.
Marked on First Edition Ordnance Survey map (S1).
Known as Thetford Road mill; a smock mill, marked on Bryant's 1826 map (S2).
'For Sale - To Be Removed' in 1859.
Information recorded on record card (S3). Historical identification provided by [1].
E. Rose (NAU), 3 June 1980. Amended E. Rose (NAU), 23 March 1982.

March 2019. Breckland National Mapping Programme.
A mound, most likely post-medieval in date, is seen as an earthwork on visualised lidar data (S4).
This feature most likely relates to a former smock mill recorded from historic maps (as above).
The mapped extent of this record has been expanded from a point to a polygon [2].
J.Powell (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 25 March 2019.

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • MOUND (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SMOCK MILL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDMILL MOUND (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..
<S2>Map: Bryant, A.. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.
<S3>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S4>XYLIDAR Airborne Survey: Various. LIDAR Airborne Survey. LIDAR Lynford Forest Research 0.5m DTM 15-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial). [Mapped feature: #64933 Extent of earthworks based on a LiDAR survey., ENF145328]

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