Record Details

NHER Number:9456
Type of record:Building
Name:Silfield Mill


Silfield Mill was built in 1850 and ceased working in 1911 when the works were removed to Wicklewood Mill. The sails were blown off in 1925, and after some time derelict it has now been converted for use as a private residence.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1281 0007
Map Sheet:TG10SW

Full description

Windmill marked on Ordnance Survey map (S1).

June 1980. Field Observation.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU).
Brick tower survives to full height, in poor condition. No cap.
Compiled by E. Rose 4 June 1980. Information from record card (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 20 March 2022.

According to (S3) the sails were blown off in 1925; had ceased working long before.
Information from record card (S2).

Known as Silfield Mill, it was this mill that ceased working 1911 and not site NHER 16659 as stated by (S3). Built 1850. Now converted to house. Details from [1].
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU), 24 March 1982. Information from record card (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 20 March 2022.

Millwright [2] states that works were removed to Wicklewood Mill in 1911 which would fit above reference.
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU), 8 February 1985. Information from record card (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 20 March 2022.

Tarred tower remains in good condition as house.
Seen only in passing 4 October 1998 by E. Rose (NLA).

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (19th Century to 21st Century - 1850 AD to 2100 AD)
  • WINDMILL (19th Century to Early 20th Century - 1850 AD to 1911 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 10 SW 15 [2].
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1885-1891. Ordnance Survey Map. Six inches to the mile. First Edition. 1:10,560.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Photograph: Mosby, J. E. G. and Agar, P. E. 1949. Wymondham, Old and New: A survey of its town and parish with rambles further afield.

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