Cranworth
Mill
Blackwater River



Cranworth watermill was mentioned in Domesday and was still working in the 1400s


A rental of Letton of 1685 records "Tho. Motte for the windmill 1/6d for 1 year."
There was Millhill Close which lay in the part of Letton which was south of the road from Cranworth to Shipdham in 1627. There is also a 15th cent. reference to a way leading from Letton church to Cranworth watermill which seems to have been in the neighbourhood of the parish boundary.

Norfolk Archaeological Rescue Group, Union House, Gressenhall - A. J. Davison, 1984


Faden's map 1797
Faden's map 1797

Cranworth watermill (there was one in the Domesday Book) appears to have been at about TF97200475, where Faden's map of 1797 shows a 'Mill Moor'. Bryant's map of 1826 shows a 'Mill House' between this and Letton Church, which could be near the site of the windmill.
Norfolk Archaeological Rescue Group, Union House, Gressenhall - A. J. Davison, 1984


Domesday 1086: Watermill

1400s: Documented reference to the mill


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Nat Grid Ref TF97200475 approx
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