Record Details

NHER Number:8389
Type of record:Building
Name:Brograve Mill, Waxham Marshes


An 18th century drainage mill with some 19th century machinery.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4479 2356
Map Sheet:TG42SW

Full description

Marked as Waxham Drain Mill on (S1). (S2) shows as brick with skeletons of cap, stocks, Y-wheel; mentions gear inside.

[1], Millwright, states that tower has subsided in five places and been straightened on five different occasions. As a result it has become known locally as the Devil's Mill and a legend has grown up that the miller was a necromancer.
E. Rose (NAU), 8 February 1985.

Listed building description (S3) says sails were Cubitts patent and the spider is intact. Interior machinery is octagonal windshaft,brakewheel, and internal turbine.

Seen from other side of dyke April 2007. Brick tower has gaping holes. This must have had the largest sails of any Norfolk mill and been of “Spanish” appearance; as the windshaft has collapsed the stocks now rest on the ground and the tail wheel hangs down.
E. Rose (NLA), 2 April 2007.

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE MILL (18th Century to 21st Century - 1771 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG4423/A - E.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S2>Monograph: Smith, A.. c.1975. Drainage Mills of the Norfolk Marshes.. 2.
<S3>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.

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MNO5488Related to: Brograve Mill SEA PALLING (Revoked)

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