List of drainage windmills in Norfolk

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For other windmills in Norfolk, see List of windmills in Norfolk.

This is a list of drainage windmills in the current ceremonial county English county of Norfolk. Some of the windmills in this area receive maintenance from the Norfolk Windmills Trust.

Locations[edit]

A[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Acle Charlie Water's Mill
TG 413 110
Tower Hermitage drainage pump, Acle-geograph.org.uk-3440011.jpg
Acle Palmer's Mill
TG 404 103
Hollow post Dismantled 1976, rebuilt at Upton in 1978.
Acle TG 421 103 Trestle
Acle Marsh Farm Mill
TG 421 103
Tower 1890 1905
Norfolk Mills
Ashby Clippesby Mill
TG 409 128
Tower 1814 Clippesby Mill.jpg

B[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Barton Turf Turf Fen Windpump
TG 369 188
Tower c. 1875 Norfolk Mills How Hill.jpg
Barton Turf TG 362 182 Tower
Belaugh Old Hall Mill
TG 293 175
Tower
Belton Black Mill
TG 467 035
Tower c. 1830 Black Mill, Belton.jpg
Buckenham Buckenham Ferry Mill
TG 353 045
Tower Norfolk Mills Buckenham Ferry Mill.jpg
Burgh St Peter Burgh Mill
TM 500 946
Tower 1920
Norfolk Mills

C[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Calthorpe Randall's Mill
TG 410 264
Tower
Caister TG 512 102 Tower
Caister West Caister
TG 506 111
Hollow post
Catfield Barton Broad
TG 365 220
Tower
Catfield Swim Coots Mill
TG 4113 2122
Tower 1838 1838 Norfolk Mills Swim Coots Drainage Mill - geograph.org.uk - 577959.jpg
Chedgrave[1] Six Mile House
TG 452 034
Tower 1870s Norfolk Mills Six Mile House Mill, Haddiscoe.jpg
Chedgrave Pettingell's Mill
TG 459 016
Tower Pettingell's Drainage Mill - geograph.org.uk - 813080.jpg
Chedgrave Upper Seven Mile House Mill
TG 446 028
Tower
Claxton TG 364 051 Tower

D - F[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Dilham TG 347 259 Trestle
Eaton TG 197 068 1884 1930
Norfolk Mills
Fleggburgh St Margaret's Mill
TG 418 119
Tower c. 1747 Norfolk Mills Fleggburgh St Margaret's Mill - geograph.org.uk - 1496115.jpg
Fritton Caldecott Mill
TG 465 021
Tower Norfolk Mills Caldecott Mill.jpg
Fritton Fritton Marshes
TM 450 998
Tower Fritton Marshes Mill.jpg
Fritton St Olaves Mill
Priory Mill

TM 450 998
Trestle 1910 Norfolk Mills St Olaves Mill - geograph.org.uk - 78587.jpg
Fritton Fritton Marshes
TM 450 998
Tower 1837 1837 Demolished 1895[2]
Fritton Fritton Warren Mill
TG 453 008
Trestle c. 1910 Demolished c. 1948
Fritton Bell Hill Mill
TG 465 021
Tower 1783 1783 Demolished 1844[2]
Fritton TM 457 998 Smock 1884 1884 Demolished 1898

G - H[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Great Yarmouth Ashtree Farm[3] Tower[3] Demolished by 1912[3]
Great Yarmouth Ashtree Farm Mill[4]
TG 507 095
Tower 1912 Norfolk Mills Ashtree Farm Mill.jpg
Great Yarmouth Lockgate Mill
TG 480 071
Tower 1877[5] Norfolk Mills Lockgate.jpg
Haddiscoe Toft Monks Mill
TG 448 009
Tower Norfolk Mills Toft Monks Mill, Haddiscoe.jpg
Halvergate Six Mile House Mill
Blake's Mill
Perry's Mill

TG 461 098
Tower Six Mill House mill, Halvergate, Norfolk-geograph.org.uk-2238343.jpg
Halvergate Key's Mill
TG 462 085
Tower
Halvergate Stone's Mill
Kerry's Mill
[3]
TG 441 056
Tower Stone's Mill, Halvergate.jpg
Halvergate Mutton's Mill
TG 441 063
Tower Norfolk Mills Mutton's Mill, Halvergate.jpg
Halvergate High's Mill
Gilbert's Mill
Lubbock's Mill

TG 457 072
Tower Norfolk Mills High's Mill, Halvergate.jpg
Halvergate South Walsham Mill
Howard's Mill

TG 462 072
Tower Norfolk Mills South Walsham Drainage Mill.jpg
Halvergate Carter's Mill
TG 441 058
Tower
Hardley Hardley Marshes
TG 387 024
Tower 1874 Norfolk Mills Hardley Windpump.jpg
Hellesdon Marsh Mill
TG 192 117
Smock c. 1828 Blown down June 1842
Norfolk Mills
Hickling Hickling Windmill
TG 419 221
Tower Hickling Mill.jpg
Hickling Stubb Mill
TG 437 220
Tower c. 1800 Stubb Drainage Mill HICKLING.jpg
Hockwold Lower Mill
TL 671 838
1829 1838
Norfolk Mills
Hockwold Upper Mill
TL 641 876
1829 1838
Norfolk Mills
Hockwold Redmoor Mill
TL 6460 8715
Smock 1797
1824
1826
1797 1826
Norfolk Mills
Horning Neave's Mill
Kettle's Mill

TL 6460 8715
Tower 1810[6] Norfolk Mills Neave's Mill, Horning.jpg
Horning Hobb's Mill
TL 6460 8715
Trestle Hobb's Mill, Horning.jpg
Horning Horning Ferry
TG 345 166
Smock Horning Ferry Mill.jpg
Horsey Black Mill[7]
TG 457 222
Tower[7] Early 18th century[7] Demolished 1912[7]
Horsey Horsey Windpump
TG 457 222
Tower 1912 Norfolk Mills Horsey Wind Pump.jpg
Hoveton Dydall's Mill
Miller's Mill

TG 326 171
Tower Dydall's Drainage Mill on the River Bure, west of Horning - geograph.org.uk - 379011.jpg

I - L[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Irstead TG 358 196 Hollow post
Langley Langley Detached Mill
TG 466 045
Tower Langley Detached Mill.jpg
Limpenhoe Limpenhoe Mill
TG 3946 0190
Tower 1831 Norfolk Mills
Ludham Boardman's Windmill
TG 370 192
Trestle Boardmans Drainage Mill No 2.jpg
Ludham Clayrack Drainage Mill
TG 370 192
Hollow post 1987 Clayrack Drainage Windmill.jpg
Ludham Womack Water
TG 400 175
Tower Norfolk Mills
Ludham North Mill, Ludham Bridge
TG 372 172
Tower Norfolk Mills Ludham Bridge Mill (North) - geograph.org.uk - 80663.jpg
Ludham South Mill, Ludham Bridge
TG374 169
Trestle Standing 1930s[8] Ludham Bridge Mill (South) - geograph.org.uk - 244412.jpg
Ludham South Mill, Ludham Bridge
Beaumont's Mill
TG 374 170
Tower Demolished 1960s
Norfolk Mills
Ludham St Benet's Abbey Mill
TG 3803 1578
Tower 1749
1765
1775
1797
1826
c. 1735 Norfolk Mills St Benet's Abbey 1831.jpg
Ludham St Benet's Level Mill
TG 399 156
Tower c. 1775 Norfolk Mills
Ludham TG 366 184
Ludham Ludham Staithe
Horsefen Mill
TG 408 176
Tower c. 1800 Demolished 1950s-60s
Norfolk Mills
Ludham TG 3969 1695 Tower 1939
Norfolk Mills

M[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Martham Bracey's Mill
TG 442 192
Tower 1908 Norfolk Mills Bracey's Mill, Martham.jpg
Mautby Trestle 1783 1783
Norfolk mills
Mautby Marsh Mill
TG489 099
Tower Norfolk mills Marsh Mill, Mautby.jpg

N - O[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Nordelph Well Creek Mill
TF 561 009
Smock Norfolk Mills Nordelph Windmill converted to house-geograph.org.uk-3409962.jpg
Nordelph Upwell Fen Mill
TF 561 003
Smock Norfolk Mills
Nordelph Popham's Eau
Betty Mill[3]
TF 5445 0085
Smock Demolished 1920s[3]
Norfolk Mills
Norton Subcourse Norton Marshes
TG 403 011
Tower 1863 Norfolk Mills Norton Subcourse working order.jpg
Norton Subcourse Boyce's Mill
TG 402 008
Tower 1861[9] Boyce's Mill, Norton Subcourse.jpg
Oby Oby Mill
Wiseman's Mill
'

TG 4092 1381
Tower 1797 1753 Norfolk Mills Oby, Wiseman's Mill.jpg

P - R[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Potter Heigham High's Mill
TG 429 190
Tower c. 1875 Norfolk Mills
Potter Heigham Heigham Holmes Mill
Eelfleet Dyke Mill

TG 449 202
Tower Heigham Holmes Mill.jpg
Ranworth Small Mill
TG 362 147
Tower
Ranworth Ranworth Marshes
TG 367 148
Hollow post Demolished 1980s, re-erected at Ludham (Clayrack), 1987
Reedham Cadge's Mill
Batchie's Mill
Stimpson's Mill

TG 446 035
Tower Cadges Mill, Reedham.jpg
Reedham Polkey’s Mill
South Mill

TG 4444 4034
Tower Norfolk Mills Polkeys Mill - geograph.org.uk - 1928038.jpg
Reedham North Mill
TG 444 036
Tower North Mill - geograph.org.uk - 1928271.jpg
Reedham Reedham Ferry (north)
TG 409 017
Tower Reedham Ferry (north).jpg
Reedham Reedham Ferry (south)
TG 408 014
Tower
Reedham TG 4652 0496 Tower 1797
1826
1834
1797 Demolished 1865
Norfolk Mills
Reedham Berney Arms Mill
High Mill

TG 4652 0496
Tower 1865 Norfolk Mills Berney Arms with sails.jpg
Reedham Tuck's Mill
TG 459 043
Tower
Repps Repps Level
TG 418 179
Tower
Repps Pug Street Mill
TG 414 174
Tower
Rockland Broad Long's Corner Trestle Norfolk Mills Rockland Broad trestle mill.jpg
Runham Five Mile House Mill
TG 478 098
Tower 1849 Five Mile House Mill, Runham.jpg
Runham Perry's Mill
South Mill, Runham Swim

TG 472 099
Tower South Mill, Runham Swim.jpg
Runham Child's Mill
North Mill, Runham Swim

TG 470 100
Tower North Mill, Runham Swim.jpg

S[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Salters Lode Smock Norfolk Mills
Sea Palling Lambridge Mill
Lambrigg Mill

TG 432 252
BrograveMill.JPG
Sea Palling Sea Palling Mill
TG 415 267
Commuting! - geograph.org.uk - 547876.jpg
Smallburgh Wayford Bridge Mill
TG 3440 2480
1847
Norfolk Mills
Smallburgh Moy's Mill
TG 3536 2436
Tower 1900 1937
Norfolk Mills
Smallburgh - Moy's Mill.jpg
Smallburgh Hollow post[8] Standing 1930s[8]
Stalham Hunsett Mill
TG 364 239
Tower 1860 Norfolk Mills
Hunsett Mill
Hunsett Mill Norfolk.jpg
Stalham TG 358 248 Tower
Starston Starston Windpump
TM 232 843
Hollow post c. 1850 Hollow post windpump in Starston.jpg
Stokesby Commission Mill
TG 422 104
Tower Norfolk Mills Commission Mill, Stokesby.jpg
Stokesby Old Hall Mill
Dack's Mill

TG 473 094
Tower
Stokesby Calthorpe's Mill
TG 416 114
Tower
South Walsham Debbage's Mill
TG 385 151
Tower

T - W[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Thurne Thurne Dyke Mill
Morse's Mill

TG 401 159
Tower 1820 Norfolk Mills ThurneMillRowboats.jpg
Tunstall Stracey Arms Windpump
TG 442 090
Tower 1820 Stracey Arms 2003.jpg
Tunstall Tunstall Dyke
TG 422 093
Tower Tunstall Dyke Tower Mill.jpg
Tunstall Tunstall Dyke
TG 423 092
Smock Tunstall Dyke Smock Mill.jpg
Tunstall Old Hall Mill
TG 433 095
Tower Old Hall Drainage Mill - geograph.org.uk - 48112.jpg
Upton Palmer's Mill
TG 403 129
Hollow Post 1978 Palmer's Mill.jpg
Upton Black Mill
TG 405 141
Tower 1800 Norfolk Mills Black Mill. Upton.jpg
Upton Tall Mill
TG 407 118
Tower Tall Mill Drainage Mill - geograph.org.uk - 48095.jpg
Waxham Brograve Mill
TG 448 236
Tower 1771 Norfolk Mills BrograveMill.JPG
West Somerton West Marsh Mill
TG 464 202
Tower 1858 West Somerton Drainage Mill.jpg
Wheatacre Black Mill
TM 478 959
Tower
Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen Wiggenhall Mill
TF 597 107
Smock

Maps[edit]

  • 1749 Emanuel Bowen
  • 1765 Corbridge
  • 1775 Bowles
  • 1783 Joseph Hodgkinson[10]
  • 1797 Faden
  • 1826 Bryant
  • 1834 Greenwood
  • 1837 Ordnance Survey
  • 1838 Ordnance Survey
  • 1884 Ordnance Survey

Notes[edit]

Mills in bold are still standing, known building dates are indicated in bold. Text in italics denotes indicates that the information is not confirmed, but is likely to be the case stated.

Sources[edit]

Unless otherwise indicated, the source for all entries is Smith, Arthur C (1990). Drainage Windmills of the Norfolk Marshes. Stevenage: Stevenage Museum. ISBN 0-9515766-0-7.  or the Norfolk Mills website per individual entries linked.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Now in Haddiscoe parish.
  2. ^ a b Dolman, Peter (1978). Windmills in Suffolk. Ipswich: Suffolk Mills Group. ISBN 0-9506447-0-6. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Wailes, Rex (1954). The English Windmill. London: Routlege & Kegan Paul. pp. p72, 78. 
  4. ^ Mill actually stands in a detached part of Acle parish. Listed under nearest place.
  5. ^ Norfolk Chronicle, 18 August 1877
  6. ^ Norfolk County Record Office MC225/3
  7. ^ a b c d Brown, R J (1976). Windmills of England. London: Robert Hale. pp. p154. ISBN 0-7091-5641-3. 
  8. ^ a b c Thurston Hopkins, R (1932). Old Watermills and Windmills. London: Phillip Allan & Co Ltd. pp. p131. 
  9. ^ Norfolk County Record Office BR136/1
  10. ^ Map of Suffolk