Record Details

NHER Number:15927
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post-medieval post mill


This is the site of a post-medieval post mill, marked on Bryant's map of 1826. The mill went out of use in the 1870s, but is clearly visible on an aerial photograph as a circular ditch cropmark with internal bank and central post cross.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1626 1781
Map Sheet:TG11NE

Full description

Site of wind mill marked on (S1), but not on (S2).
E. Rose (NAU) 26 March 1980.

Post mill first marked on (S3), last miller went bankrupt in 1870.
E. Rose (NAU) 2 February 1982.

October 2009. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmark of the post mill described above is visible on an aerial photograph (S4), on land to the west of Mill Lane, Felthorpe. The central grid reference has been altered from TG 1621 1778 to TG 1626 1781.
The cropmark consists of a circular ditch measuring 1m in width, enclosing an area of approximately 13m in diameter. In the centre of the circular ditch there is a cross-shaped feature, diagnostic of postmills, surrounded by a bank up to 5.8m in width.
E. Bales (NMP), October 2009.

See (S5) fpr further details.
S. Howard (NLA), 19 May 2010.

Monument Types

  • POST MILL (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.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..
<S2>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S3>Map: Bryant, A.. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1976. MAL 76053 148 29-JUN-1976 (NMR).
<S5>Website: Neville, J.. 2005. Felthorpe Mill Farm postmill. 31 May 2017.

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