Sisland Mill
River Chet


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

May 1970
May 1970

Sisland Mill was at Washingford Farm and had probably ceased working by the mid 1800s.

O. S. Map 1884

O. S. Map 1884
Courtesy of NLS map images

The dotted parish boundary indicates that the river's course has been re-routed to the south and that it once flowed through the farm complex, which is where the mill was likely to have been.

O.S. Map 2005
O.S. Map 2005
Image reproduced under licence from Ordnance Survey

Notice Re:-
Mr. W. Browne, late of Sisland, Miller deceased

Norfolk Chronicle - 12th October 1822

Dead FARM STOCK, Implements in Husbandry, and other Effects, of Mr. EDMUND DENNIS BROWNE, upon his at Bergh Apton, near Washingford Mills, Norfolk. - The Farming Stock consists of four capital cart horses, mare and foal two-year-old colt, six two-year-old . . .
Norfolk Chronicle - 12th October 1822

Thomas Goddard was listed as miller in White's of 1845 but White's of 1864 only listed John Goddard as a farmer.

1822: W. Browne, miller, died

Bryant's map 1826: Washingford Mill

White's 1836: Thomas Goddard, miller

O.S. map 1838: Washingford Mill

1844: Thomas Goddard died aged 35

White's 1845: Thomas Goddard, corn miller,
Washingford Mill

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