Record Details

NHER Number:42756
Type of record:Building
Name:Denton Cottage, Roundhouse Hill


A 19th century building with a projecting polygonal room thought to have been built within a former post mill base.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 28535 86600
Map Sheet:TM28NE

Full description

Small building on hilltop, giving a dramatic impression.
Consists of east to west single storey range with central half-polygonal projection in front of large stack; large block to east with two gables facing south, and north extension. The polygonal bay is very similar to the Roundhouse (NHER 42757)
(S1) in file dates the building to the early 19th century, with a circular dining room added 1937 within a former postmill base. No windmill is shown on (S2) (S3) or (S4).
The house appears on (S3) and thus is pre 1840; it is not on (S2) but may have been too small to show.
It is possible that the building was connected with Denton House (NHER 22397). The polygonal extension may be the windmill base mentioned above, or perhaps it is older.
E. Rose (NLA), 7 December 2005.

Monument Types

  • POST MILL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (18th Century to 19th Century - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1989. Fine valley views and an old mill. 15 July.
<S2>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S3>Map: 1840. Denton Tithe Map.
<S4>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1883. First edition six inch map.

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