This image illustrates New Mills Yard and New Mills Watermill shot by drone at a low elevation over the River Wensum in Norwich.
New Mills was funded by the mayor and other wealthy citizens such as Robert Baxter in 1430, on the site of even more ancient mills at a cost of £211 5s 7d.
The bequest of a coronet to Norwich by the late King Henry V provided 200 marks towards the costs.
The actual builders or carpenters were William Cok and John Arnold, who were paid 100 marks.
At this time, in the reign of Henry Vl, the city of Norwich had been without corn mills for some 12 years. New Mills was set up to evade the costly milling that was provided by the Abbot of St. Benet’s in the Home.
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Location: New Mills Yard, Norwich
Year took: 2020
Copyright owner: J. J. Williamson