Record Details

NHER Number:20064
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of windmill


This is the site of a post medieval windmill, which was sold as a smock mill in 1837. The mill is recorded until the late 19th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9630 1667
Map Sheet:TF91NE

Full description

This is the site of a wind mill, known as Great Bittering or Gressenhall Fairstead Mill but several times wrongly sold as 'Beetley'. It was for sale in 1837 as smock mill with fantail cap etc. Records of the mill continue to about 1890.
The Mill House survived until about 1970.
All information from [1].
See also file NHER 12003.
E. Rose (NAU) 13 February 1984.

Monument Types

  • MILL HOUSE (Post Medieval to Late 20th Century - 1540 AD to 1970 AD)
  • SMOCK MILL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDMILL (19th Century - 1837 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: Norwich Mercury. 1837. [Sale advertisements for Dereham windmill and Smock Mill]. 7 December.

Related records - none

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