Butter Hills

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There was a mill on the "Butler Hills" before 1300 (1) and one is just visible to the right of the Black Tower on Carrow Hill on the 1723 map. This is called "Botelers Hill" and today it is known as Carrow Hill. The site of the mill was just outside the City Walls and probably lies on what is now Ice House Lane, between Carrow Hill and Bracondale. The mill seems to have gone by 1782. The following advert may relate to the site.

To be LETT for a long Term of Years, a Piece of Land, within half a Mile of Ber-street-gate, on which might be erected a Windmill, with singular advantage.
For the several Particulars enquire of James Crowe, Esq. at Tuck's-wood.
A MALT-HOUSE in Lakenham to be lett, VERY CHEAP, Enquire as above.

Norfolk Chronicle - 16th November 1782

The following accident happened near the site of the mill, and is included for interest:

On Wednesday an inquisition was taken by Thomas Marks, Gent, on Henry Cooper, aged 22 years, who, jumping off a dray (laden with two mill stones) which he was driving on Bracondale Hill, unfortunately fell so that the wheels passed over his body, by which means he was mortally injured, and died soon after.
Norfolk Chronicle - 11th August 1798

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