Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Gunthorpe postmill was run in conjunction with a bake office during the mid 1850s but had probably ceased working by the 1870s..

The will of William Marshall dated 25th November 1778 was proved at Holt on 4th June 1787.
The executrix was Mary Cooper, the wife of Thomas Cooper of Bodham.
To Mary Cooper ... All my Tenement or Cottage within the Outhouses & Yards & Ground ... in Gunthorpe.
No mention was made of the mill.

Index of Wills 1787: William Marshall, miller

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

Greenwood's map 1834: WIndmill

O.S. map 1838: Windmill

White's 1845: John Farrow, miller & baker

White's 1854: John Farrow, corn miller & baker

White's 1864: John Farrow, corn miller

1868: John Farrow, miller

1970: Mill site a ploughed field

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