Record Details

NHER Number:8859
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Hardingham Watermill


This is the site of a post medieval watermill shown on Faden's map of 1797. The mill was rebuilt in the 1830s, and was burned down during the filming of 'The Shuttered Room' in 1966. A tower mill was also added on this site in 1820, replacing the one at site NHER 15273, and was in use until 1908.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0485 0619
Map Sheet:TG00NW

Full description

Marked on (S1); rebuilt in 1836, three storeys, six bays in brick with wooden sack hoist above, and plaque on gable. Weatherboarded two storey extension with sack hoist. Deliberately burnt down in making a film in 1966 after owner refused to preserve it. A tower windmill was added in 1820 replacing the one at site NHER 15273, and worked until 1908.
Information from [1].
E. Rose (NAU) 4 February1982.

Informant [2] states that this mill was anciently in Runhall parish. He believes the windmill stood on the ring ditch, NHER 18820 for which he quotes (S2); but in fact the scale is so small it is impossible to be certain.
E. Rose (NAU) 2 July 1999.

Monument Types

  • WATERMILL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDMILL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2001. Mill House provides ideal family lifestyle. 5 October.
---Photograph: Unknown. 1966. Fire at Hardingham Watermill. print.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..

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