Watercolour of the mill on top of the motte, by John Sell Cotman (1782-1842). The original is in the Castle Museum, Norwich.

The Windmill

If you were standing here in 1562, you would have seen a windmill on top of the Castle mound!

After the castle fell into decay a windmill was built on top of the motte.

Records show this was built on top of ‘Castle Hill’ between 1561-2 by Nicholas Cutler on the orders of Lord Cornwallis.

It remained until it was demolished in 1844 by Sir Edward Kerrison.

Follow the route below to get to the next point, Kerrison’s Folly on top of the Motte.