Thorn Lane


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

A dwelling-house and Shop, near the wind-mill, St Michael at Thorn were for sale in 1811. The wind-mill may have been a public house, but on the other hand it would be a good place to place a mill, being the same escarpment that the Black Tower on Carrow Hill stands on. A shop near the windmill on Ber Street was for sale in 1826. This mill is not a confirmed site altough it is a likely site.

There was a pub called the Windmill from 1760 to 1965 at 24 Ber Street. The origin of the name is not known but may indicate that a windmill stood there sometime in the mid-eighteenth century or earlier.

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