Record Details

NHER Number:5237
Type of record:Building
Name:Neave's Drainage Mill


This drainage windmill has a tall, red brick tower and an aluminium boat-shaped cap. It is believed to date from around 1870. There is a concrete base from a steam engine immediately beside the mill along with two electric pump houses (one redundant).

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3644 1758
Map Sheet:TG31NE

Full description

Drainage mill known as Neave's Mill, Keable Mill or Carman's Mill. Name from (S1). Tall, red brick tower; new aluminium boat shape cap fitted by Windmills Trust after original disintegrated. (S2) shows the former cap. Two periods of mechanical pumphouses by side - one 'gothicky' corrugated iron, one modern! Note this information is correct, but confusion has been caused by Ordnance Survey not marking this on (S3) - so (S2) has also put in wrong place.
E. Rose (NAU), 1 September 1983.

(S4) describes as built around 1870; called Neave's Mill, as river reach name by (S1). Cast iron fanstage sheers, brakewheel and windshaft. Wallower and timber upright shaft. Crownwheel, worm, worm hangars and shot curb rack.
E. Rose (NAU), 31 October 1986.

6 July 1994. NLA air photography.
Mill/wind pump intact and visible.
M. Brennand (NLA), 13 March 2001.

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE MILL (19th Century to 21st Century - 1870 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • STEAM ENGINE HOUSE (19th Century to Unknown - 1870 AD?)
  • PUMP (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1930 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG3617/A, B.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Archive: Bolingbroke Collection.
<S2>Monograph: Smith, A.C.. 1978. Drainage Windmills of the Norfolk Marshes.. no 5.
<S3>Map: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 map.
<S4>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1373415.

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MNO6801Related to: Neave's Mill HORNING (Revoked)

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