Forncett estate


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Sir Walter Manney, Lord & Patron here 1361 & 1368.
Had mansion house, 178 acres land, 23 of meadows, divers woods & alder cars, two windmills etc.
Blomfield's History of Norfolk, Depwade Hundred

Similarly, when a post-mill was needed on Forncett manor, and had to be fetched from Winfarthing (about 8 miles away), eight men, two carts and sixteen horses were needed for the job.
Norfolk & Norwich Naturalist's Society - 1924

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