Record Details

NHER Number:4005
Type of record:Monument
Name:Keswick Mill


This weatherboarded watermill was rebuilt in the 19th century in two stages. The 19th century building has now been converted into a house. There are the remains of an 18th century brick dovecote. A mill has stood on this site since the 13th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2118 0515
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Water mill. Rebuilt 19th century in two phases. Remains of dovecote and windmill, 18th century.
See notes and (S1) in file.

There has been a water mill at this site since the 13th century, with the windmill being constructed in the 18th century and the steam power plant in the 19th. In the early 20th century the mill was converted from corn to animal feed and had all power sources removed and was instead powered by electricity. The mill remained in use until 1976.
NIAS records (S2)
W. Arnold HES 04/01/11

Monument Types

  • MILL (12th Century to Late 20th Century - 1200 AD? to 1976 AD)
  • WATERMILL (12th Century to 19th Century - 1200 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • DOVECOTE (17th Century to 21st Century - 1700 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • HOUSE (17th Century to 21st Century - 1700 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • WINDMILL (17th Century to 19th Century - 1700 AD? to 1850 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG2105 K-N.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Unpublished Document: SB/MG. 1995. Keswick Dovecot.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991. [Sale advertisement for Keswick Mill]. 4 January.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1987. [Illustration of Keswick Mill]. 25 May.
---Website: Neville, J.. 2004. Keswick Mill, River Yare. 25 June 2010.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 453.
<S1>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
<S2>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.

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