Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Kirstead post windmill stood in Mill Road just to the south of the hamlet of Kirstead to the west of Seething. The sails powered two pairs of stones and a flour mill.

To be Sold by Private Contract
A Substantial & nearly new built WIND-MILL situate in the parish of Seething, with two pair of stones, & flour mill complete.
Apply to Mr. James Tidman of Brooke.
March 31, 1825.

Norfolk Chronicle - 2nd April 1825

Uria Tibbenham went on to be miller at Mundham postmill.

c.1824: Mill built

April 1825: Mill advertised for sale by private treaty

Bryant's map 1826: Kirstead Mill

1836: James Butcher jnr, miller

1845: James Butcher jnr, miller

Census 1851: James Tibbenham (35) b.Sizeland, miller
Uriah Tibbenham (28) b.Seething, journeyman miller (brother)
Frederick Tibbenham (14) b.Brooke, visitor
George-Anne Steward (16) b.Brooke, house servant
Address: Ling

William Redgrave (26) b.Kirstead, journeyman miller (living with parents)
Address: Ling

1853: James Tibbenham, miller

1854: James Tibbenham, miller

1863: James Tibbenham, miller

1865: Richard Tibbenham, miller

1872: Richard Tibbenham, miller

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