Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

A post mill was working in Ranworth during the 1700s but no record has been found since. The mill stood just to the south of the southern tip of Ranworth Broad.

To be SOLD
A well accustomed WINDMILL at RANWORTH in the county of Norfolk with the Appurtenances thereto belonging.
For further Particulars enquire of Benjamin Harper at Horning or of Mr. Jonhn Whistler of Stow Bedon near Watton in the said county.

Norwich Mercury - 20th January 1759

To be SOLD or LETT at Michaelmas next
A WINDMILL in good Repair standing in Ranworth in Norfolk, with all proper Materials thereto belonging.
For further Particulars enquire at the said Mill or of Benjamin Harper at Ranworth aforesaid.

Norwich Mercury - 22nd September 1764

Cropmark (where well is marked on 6" OS) of circle with cross in centre - site of post windmill marked on Faden's map 1797 as Ranworth Mill.
AP's checked ER 1.12.76
Unit AP's TG3614/A-B taken 8.7.74

Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card

On 8th November 1976, Andrew Lawson indicated to Harry Apling that the mill mound might still exist

January 1759: Mill advertised for sale

September 1764: Mill advertised to be sold or let

Poll Book 1768: Thomas Steward, miller

Poll Book 1786: Thomas Steward, miller

Faden's map 1797: Ranworth Wind Mill

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