Record Details

NHER Number:4762
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Poringland Heath windmill


This is the site of the famous Poringland Heath windmill, reputed to have been the highest standing windmill in the country. It was replaced by a tower mill in 1825 and this was last used in 1900 before its demolition in 1906.

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Grid Reference:TG 2638 0265
Map Sheet:TG20SE

Full description

Windmill marked on (S1).
Seen by E. Rose (NAU/NLA).

This was the famous Poringland Heath mill, which had the reputation of being the highest standing mill in the country.
It is also marked on (S2)
E. Rose (NAU/NLA).

In fact however both mills at Upper Sheringham and Briningham were on higher ground. It was replaced by a tower mill in 1825 and last used 1900. Demolished in 1906.
E. Rose 23 March (NAU) 1982.

Monument Types

  • WINDMILL (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD to 1906 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Map: 1830. Estate Map.
<S2>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.

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