Barnham Broom

Barnham Broom post mill stood to the east of Barnham Broom watermill near the crossroads.

The postmill was probably also worked in conjunction with the watermilll that lay a short way to the west as the Tithe Award of 1847 showed that the land surrounding the postmill was owned by Robert Atkins who also owned and ran the watermill and the land had probably been in the family for some time. It is also likely that the postmill ceased to work some time after the towermill was built adjacent to the watermill..

Tithe map of 1846 as redrawn by Harry Apling
Tithe map of 1846 as redrawn by Harry Apling
246 marks the site of the postmill
Barnham Broom post mill stood within the circular section near the crossroads.

Map. Millard & Son, Surveyors, Norwich. 1846
Owner: Robert Atkins
Occupiers: William Cooke & Henry Foenix

No. 246 Double cottage & garden 0a. 1r. 17p. Nil

Faden's map: 1797: Windmill

Poll book 1802: Richard Jary, miller (possibly water)

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

Tithe map 1846: Mill site recorded as being owned by Richard Atkins but mill gone

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