Windmills of Norfolk


Norfolk was a county with a considerable number of windmills, used both for grinding corn, and also for drainage, particularly on the Norfolk Broads. As befits this historical high number, Norfolk is still blessed with a large number of windmill remains.

Surviving windmills

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#2210Charlie Water's MillAcle NGR: TG413110 tower mill .0
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#2206Clippesby MillAshby with Oby NGR: TG409127 tower mill .1
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#2207Oby MillAshby with Oby NGR: TG409138 tower mill .7
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#2507.Aslacton NGR: TM157903 tower mill .0
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#2144Cawston Road MillAylsham NGR: TG185265 tower mill .0
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#2490.Banham NGR: TM052880 composite mill .0
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#2492Mill Road MillBanham NGR: TM067883 post mill .0
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#2133.Barnham Broom NGR: TG075073 tower mill .0
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#2157Old Hall MillBelaugh NGR: TG293175 tower mill .0
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#2247Black MillBelton Marshes NGR: TG467035 tower mill .0
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#2245High MillBerney Arms NGR: TG465049 tower mill Owned by English Heritage, open regularly165
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#2511.Billingford NGR: TM167786 tower mill .189
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#2154.Bixley NGR: TG256062 tower mill truncated to 7 floors from an original 110
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#9529.Blackborough End
(52.70355,0.46195)
tower3 storey residential rebuild from fragmentary remains0
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#2124Friary MillBlakeney NGR: TG033440 tower mill Owned by the National Trust, not open to the public, but used for staff/volunteer accomodation3
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#2139.Booton NGR: TG109226 post mill .0
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. .Bressingham.0
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#2126.Briningham NGR: TG035336 post mill .0
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#2125Belle Vue MillBriningham NGR: TG034335 smock mill .0
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#2536.Broome NGR: TM348911 tower mill .0
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#2169.Buckenham Ferry NGR: TG353045 tower mill .0
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#2215St Margaret's MillBurgh St Margaret NGR: TG418119 tower mill .0
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#2558.Burgh St Peter NGR: TM467934 tower mill .0
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#2562.Burgh St Peter NGR: TM500946 tower mill .0
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#2100Union MillsBurnham Overy NGR: TF843427 tower mill .10
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#2099.Burnham Overy Staithe NGR: TF837438 tower mill .420
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#2113.Carbrooke NGR: TF952009 tower mill .0
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#2471.Caston NGR: TL951982 tower mill .0
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#2190.Catfield NGR: TG387210 post mill .0
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#2174Barton Broad MillCatfield NGR: TG365220 tower mill .1
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#2182Middle Marsh MillCatfield NGR: TG372211 tower mill .0
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#2209Swim Coots MillCatfield NGR: TG411212 tower mill .0
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#2142White MillCawston NGR: TG135246 tower mill .0
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#2129.Cley-Next-the-Sea NGR: TG044440 tower mill .2650
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#2083.Denver NGR: TF605012 tower mill .275
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#2498Victoria MillDiss NGR: TM123792 tower mill .0
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#2118.East Dereham NGR: TG003129 tower mill Latest restoration 2013. Now operated as a Community Exhibition Centre18
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#2481.East Harling NGR: TM000860 tower mill .0
39 #2149.East Runton NGR: TG200423 tower mill .1
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#2176High MillEast Ruston NGR: TG368299 post mill .0
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#2171New MillEast Ruston NGR: TG360292 tower mill .1
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#2467.East Wretham NGR: TL925905 tower mill .0
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#2148.Erpingham NGR: TG200312 tower mill .0
46 #2108Holt Road MillFakenham NGR: TF922298 tower mill .0
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#2438Wilton Road MillFeltwell NGR: TL718899 tower mill not much left of the tower0
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#2122.Foulsham NGR: TG032248 tower mill .0
49 #2121.Foxley NGR: TG032208 tower mill .0
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#2153.Frettenham NGR: TG245177 tower mill .0
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#2244Caldecott MillFritton NGR: TG465021 tower mill .0
52 #2556St Olaves MillFritton NGR: TM457997 smock mill .7
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#2555.Fritton Marshes NGR: TM450998 tower mill .0
54 #2115Croxton MillFulmodeston NGR: TF979313 tower mill .0
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#2482.Garboldisham NGR: TM002805 post mill .17
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#2095.Gayton NGR: TF732192 tower mill .0
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#2096.Gooderstone NGR: TF751012 tower mill .0
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#2097.Great Bircham NGR: TF760326 tower mill .264
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#2104.Great Dunham NGR: TF885141 tower mill .0
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#2487.Great Ellingham NGR: TM018968 tower mill .0
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#2111.Great Snoring NGR: TF949234 post mill .0
62 #2110.Great Walsingham NGR: TF944375 tower mill .0
63 #2256Ashtree Farm MillGreat Yarmouth NGR: TG507095 tower mill .2
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#2233.Haddiscoe NGR: TG448009 tower mill .0
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#2246Langley Detached MillHaddiscoe NGR: TG466045 tower mill .0
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#2239Pettingell's MillHaddiscoe NGR: TG459016 tower mill .0
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#2236Six Mile House MillHaddiscoe NGR: TG452034 tower mill .0
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#2543.Hales NGR: TM381971 tower mill .0
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#2213.Halvergate NGR: TG416059 tower mill .0
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#2237High's MillHalvergate NGR: TG457072 tower mill .0
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#2227Mutton's MillHalvergate NGR: TG441063 tower mill .1
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#2240Six Mile House MillHalvergate NGR: TG461098 tower mill .0
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#2242Key's MillHalvergate Marshes NGR: TG462085 tower mill .0
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#2189.Hardley Marshes NGR: TG387024 tower mill Under restoration by Hardley Windmill Trust. Contains an internal turbine5
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#2098.Harpley NGR: TF799253 tower mill .0
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#2524.Hempnall NGR: TM237942 tower mill .0
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#2204.Hickling NGR: TG408230 tower mill .5
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#2225Stubb MillHickling NGR: TG437220 tower mill .1
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#2217.Hickling Broad NGR: TG419221 tower mill .0
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#2127.Hindolveston NGR: TG036293 tower mill .0
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#2116Lower Green MillHindringham NGR: TF989374 tower mill .0
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#2488.Hingham, Mill Corner NGR: TG026018 tower mill .0
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#2135Heath MillHolt NGR: TG079370 post mill .0
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#2137.Honingham NGR: TG101114 tower mill .0
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#2167Hobb's MillHorning NGR: TG347163 .0
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#2188St Benet's AbbeyHorning NGR: TG380158 tower mill .279
87 #2166.Horning Ferry NGR: TG345166 smock mill windpump, converted to holiday home, and external appearance much altered57
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#2173Neave's MillHorning Marshes NGR: TG365176 tower mill .0
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#2238.Horsey NGR: TG457221 tower mill restored windpump2060
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#2145St Helens MillHorsford NGR: TG190167 tower mill derelict0
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#2161Dydall's MillHoveton St John NGR: TG326171 tower mill .1
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#2191.Ingham NGR: TG391251 tower mill .0
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#2208Marsh MillIngham NGR: TG410264 tower mill .0
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#2177Turf Fen MillIrstead NGR: TG369188 tower mill .12
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#2136.Kelling NGR: TG090424 post mill .0
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#2193.Limpenhoe Marshes NGR: TG395019 tower mill .3
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#2102.Little Cressingham NGR: TF870003 tower mill .40
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#2143.Little Melton NGR: TG158068 tower mill .0
99 #2112.Little Snoring NGR: TF949338 post mill little except the brick piers remain4
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#2179Boardman's MillLudham NGR: TG370192 .21
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#2178Clayrack MillLudham NGR: TG369194 post mill .15
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#2195High MillLudham NGR: TG396184 tower mill .0
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#2183How HillLudham NGR: TG373190 tower mill .3
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#2197Womack Water MillLudham NGR: TG400175 tower mill .0
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#2181North MillLudham Bridge NGR: TG372172 tower mill .0
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#2184South MillLudham Bridge NGR: TG374169 .0
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#2229.Martham NGR: TG442192 tower mill .0
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#2128Mill Road MillMattishall NGR: TG043115 tower mill .0
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#2131Mill Street MillMattishall NGR: TG054108 tower mill .0
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#2254.Mautby Marsh Farm NGR: TG489099 tower mill .4
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#2443.Methwold NGR: TL732944 tower mill .0
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#2106.Mileham NGR: TF901173 tower mill .0
113 #2214Wind pump museumMorse's Wind Engine Park - Repps with Bastwick NGR: TG417174 post mill Bob Morse's collection of wind engines8
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#2147.Mulbarton NGR: TG199019 tower mill .0
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#2163.Neatishead NGR: TG339194 tower mill .0
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#2103.Necton NGR: TF879095 tower mill .0
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#2079.Nordelph NGR: TF561003 smock mill .0
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#2080.Nordelph NGR: TF561009 smock mill .0
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#2101.North Creake NGR: TF853383 tower mill .0
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#2130.North Tuddenham NGR: TG046139 post mill .0
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#2200.Norton Subcourse NGR: TG403011 tower mill .2
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#2199Boyce's Dyke MillNorton Subcourse NGR: TG402008 tower mill .0
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#2151Peafield MillNorwich NGR: TG230073 tower mill .3
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#2491.Old Buckenham NGR: TM062909 tower mill .18
125 #2159Stow MillPaston NGR: TG316357 tower mill .107
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#2187.Pilson Green NGR: TG379129 post mill Brand new post mill, under construction0
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#2211.Potter Heigham NGR: TG414187 tower mill .0
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#2235Eelfleet Dyke MillPotter Heigham NGR: TG449203 tower mill .0
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#2222High's MillPotter Heigham NGR: TG429190 tower mill .0
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#2205.Reedham Ferry NGR: TG409017 tower mill .8
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#2232Cadge's MillReedham Marshes NGR: TG446036 tower mill .2
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#2231North MillReedham Marshes NGR: TG444036 tower mill .1
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#2230Polkey's MillReedham Marshes NGR: TG444035 tower mill .7
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#2216.Repps NGR: TG418179 tower mill .0
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#2091.Ringstead NGR: TF705416 tower mill .14
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#2479.Rockland St Peter NGR: TL984995 tower mill .0
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#2150.Roughton NGR: TG216392 tower mill .0
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#2496.Roydon NGR: TM113806 post mill .0
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#2252Five Mile House MillRunham NGR: TG478098 tower mill .2
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#2250North MillRunham Swim NGR: TG470100 tower mill .0
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#2251South MillRunham Swim NGR: TG472099 tower mill .0
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#2107.Saham Toney NGR: TF918018 tower mill .0
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#2505.Scole NGR: TM153792 tower mill .0
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#2212.Sea Palling NGR: TG415267 tower mill .2
145 #2093.Sedgeford NGR: TF711367 tower mill .0
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#2086Fodderston MillShouldham Thorpe NGR: TF658088 tower mill .0
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#2165Dilham Dyke MillSmallburgh NGR: TG344248 tower mill .0
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#2170May's MillSmallburgh NGR: TG353244 tower mill .0
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#2241Howard's MillSouth Walsham NGR: TG462072 tower mill .0
150 #2196St Benet's Level MillSt Benet's Level, Horning NGR: TG399156 tower mill .27
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#2172Hunsett MillStalham NGR: TG364239 tower mill .106
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#2180.Stalham Staithe NGR: TG371244 tower mill .0
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#2523.Starston NGR: TM232843 post mill .1
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#2114.Stiffkey NGR: TF966434 tower mill .0
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#2090.Stoke Ferry NGR: TF701004 tower mill .0
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#2219Commission MillStokesby NGR: TG422104 tower mill .0
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#2224Old Hall MillStokesby NGR: TG437094 tower mill .0
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#2221Trett's MillStokesby with Herringby NGR: TG429106 tower mill .0
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#2516Long Stratton MillStratton St Michael NGR: TM207920 tower mill tower stands in the factory area of Basil L Leeder and Sons Ltd, who mill on a large scale basis1
160 #2194.Sutton NGR: TG395238 tower mill .96
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#2120.Swanton Morley NGR: TG019171 post mill roundhouse demolished 20080
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#2077Balsam Fields MillTerrington St Clement NGR: TF551188 tower mill .0
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#2094.Thornham NGR: TF728438 composite mill .1
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#2249.Thrigby NGR: TG468120 post mill .26
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#2550Great Goliath MillThurlton NGR: TM413983 tower mill .0
166 #2198Morse's MillThurne Dyke NGR: TG401159 tower mill .965
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#2105.Tittleshall NGR: TF889209 post mill .0
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#2527.Topcroft NGR: TM265935 post mill .0
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#2085.Tottenhill NGR: TF637109 post mill .1
170 #2228Stracey Arms MillTunstall NGR: TG442090 tower mill restored to working order by the Norfolk Windmills Trust20
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#2218Tunstall Dyke MillTunstall NGR: TG422093 tower mill .0
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#2220Acle MillTunstall Dyke NGR: TG423092 smock mill .0
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#2203Black MillUpton NGR: TG405141 tower mill .0
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#2201Palmer's MillUpton Marshes NGR: TG403129 post mill .3
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. .Upwell.0
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#2074Walpole Highway MillWalpole St Peter NGR: TF515142 tower mill .0
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#2234Brograve MillWaxham NGR: TG448236 tower mill .329
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#2223Lambrigg MillWaxham NGR: TG432252 tower mill .0
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#2243West Marsh MillWest Somerton NGR: TG464202 tower mill .1
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#2069Fen End MillWest Walton NGR: TF502117 tower mill .0
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#2062Ingleborough MillWest Walton NGR: TF473149 tower mill .1
182 #2084.West Winch NGR: TF631167 tower mill .2
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#2140.Weybourne NGR: TG115431 tower mill House converted, but sails maintained238
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#2226Stone's MillWickhampton Marshes NGR: TG441056 tower mill .1
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#2132Hackford Road MillWicklewood NGR: TG068025 tower mill .0
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#2134High Street MillWicklewood NGR: TG076026 tower mill .1
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#2082.Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen NGR: TF597107 smock mill .0
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#2168Ridlington MillWitton NGR: TG348323 post mill .0
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#2158.Worstead NGR: TG310276 tower mill .0
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#2141Silfield MillWymondham NGR: TG128000 tower mill .0
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#2119.Yaxham NGR: TG013104 tower mill .1

Historical locations

Diss

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Erpingham

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Ranworth Marshes #2175

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NGR: TG367148
(52.67861,1.50134)

post mill (drainage) - Moved from here in 1981, know known as Clayrack mill at How Hill.

Entry in Mills Archive database - #2175

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Sporle

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- Cap still survives, used as a shed, at Tottenhill

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Sprowston

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post

burnt down 1933

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