Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Bressingham had two post windmills in the 1300s.

Sir John de Verdon ... lord ...
Manor house, 300 acres ploughed land valed at £7. 10s. - 6d. an acre, 30 acres wood at 7s. 6d. per ann., 40 acres mowing meadow £3. 6s. 8d. that is 10d. an acre, 19 acrews 1 rood pasture ground valued at 6s. 5d. a year & two windmills at 20s. per ann. etc.

Quoted by Blomefield's history and Armstrong's history from some time after 1354

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