Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Brisley post mill was set on a ro8undhouse and stood on Brisley Green.

In 1610, John Breame's will bequeathed various pieces of land including Wyndmill toft, to his wife Clemente.

To Journeymen Millers
WANTED, a Young Man.
Apply to Mr. WHIDBY, Brisley, Litcham
Norfolk News - 22nd October 1859

The bricks ... were from the roundhouse under the wooden body of the mill ans I definitely remember helping top pull down the main round wooden post and using the same post as a main gate post in about 1920.
R. J. Bidewell - North Elmham 17th September, 1981

O. S. Map 1883
O. S. Map 1883
Mill marked in red lower centre in Plot 85
Courtesy of NLS map images

White's 1836: George Inglebright, corn miller

O.S. map 1838: Mill

Census 1841: John Englebright (50) farmer
George Englebright (35)  miller
Ann Whidby (20) no occupation
Elizabeth Whidby (17)
Address: Manor House

White's 1845: George Englebright, corn miller

White's 1845: John Englebright, farmer & corn miller

White's 1854: John Englebright, farmer & corn miller

Craven's 1856: Francis Frohawk, miller & farmer

1859: George Whidby, miller

1864: George Whidby, farmer & corn miller

c.1879: Mill ceased working

O.S. map 1883: Mill shown on map

O.S. map 1891: Mill shown on map

c.1920: Mill demolished

1970: Mrs. Gertrude E.W. Bidewell, Millfield, Brisley Green - new bungalow

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