East Rudham postmill


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East Rudham postmill stood to the southwest of the village on the Common within a few hundred yards of the source of the River Wensum. The mill was an open trestle mill. A bakehouse was also run from the mill site.

The sails powered a single pair of French burr stones and a boulting mill

BARGAIN & SALE of a windmill in East Rudham 17 March 1609
by Callibut Wallpoole and John Thompson
to Sir Michael Stanhope
for a 'certain sum of money'
Raynham Hall Collection

Sir Michael Stanhope's sister Jane married Roger Townsend, the builder of Raynham Hall.

To be Sold
A WINDMILL with a pair of French Stones, Boulting Mill to dress with the wind; a good dwelling house, bake house, a range of cottages with stable, hay, cart and hogs house, with a pightle of land contiguous, adjoining a large common - the above premises are well worth the attention of a Miller and Baker the present occupier having carried on a full trade for more than 30 years.
Possession may be had at Michaelmas next.
Apply to Mr. Seppings of Southacre, Norfolk.

Norfolk Chronicle - 3rd & 10th April 1802

To be Let
A WINDMILL and BAKING OFFICE in full trade, for a term of years and entered upon at Michaelmas next.
Apply to Mr. Seppings, Southacre.

Norfolk Chronicle - 3rd July 1802

March 1609: Mill advertised for sale

Faden's map 1797: Mill

Poll Book 1802: William Smith, miller

April 1802: Mill advertised for sale

July 1802: Mill advertised to be let

c.1815: Mill replaced by a new postmill

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