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River Ainse (or Eyn)

The River Ainse (or Eyn) is a small river in the county of Norfolk. It is a tributary of the River Wensum which it merges with at Lenwade.[1] The River Ainse has several tributaries also.

River Ainse (Eyn)
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Eade's Mill on the River Ainse(Eyn)
River Ainse (or Eyn) is located in Norfolk
River Ainse (or Eyn)
Location of the river mouth within Norfolk
RegionEast of England
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationnear Heydon
 ⁃ coordinates52°47′17″N 1°05′30″E / 52.7880°N 1.0917°E / 52.7880; 1.0917
 ⁃ elevation47 m (154 ft)
MouthRiver Wensum
 ⁃ location
 ⁃ coordinates
52°43′30″N 01°7′13.5″E / 52.72500°N 1.120417°E / 52.72500; 1.120417Coordinates: 52°43′30″N 01°7′13.5″E / 52.72500°N 1.120417°E / 52.72500; 1.120417
 ⁃ elevation
14 m (46 ft)
Length14.2 km (8.8 mi)

Eade's watermillEdit

The watermill located on the river at Great Witchingham is known as Eade’s Mill.[2] The mill was built in 1666. Until 1948 the waterwheel was still in working order. By 1972 the watermill was still being used as a hammer mill to grind up pig meal and was powered by electricity. Today, the watermill and its surrounding buildings are listed.


  1. ^ ”OS Explorer Map” 238, Dereham & Aylsham, ISBN 0-319-23810-5
  2. ^ [1] Eade’s Watermill, Norfolk Mills

See alsoEdit