Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Neatishead post windmill was working in the 1700s and could well have been working far earlier. It stood to the south of the village in a farmyard. The common sails powered a single pair of 4 ft. 10 ins. French burr stones. The mill was replaced by a new towermill in the first quarter of the 1800s.

To be Sold
A WINDMILL and all the Implements thereto belonging, in good repair, with or without one rood of land on which the mill stands, situate in Neatishead-field in the county of Norfolk.
Enquire of Mr. John Smith at Neatishead, the owner or of Mr. Wm. Dawson of Ludham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 24th August 1799

Notice to Debtors and Creditors of William Ebbs of Neatishead, Miller. Such persons as have any Claim on the Estate and Effects of the said William Ebbs and who are disposed to accept a composition for their respective debts ... to send accounts to Mr. John Matthews of Sutton, the Trustee of the said Insolvent's Effects ...

To be Sold by Auction By E. Mayer At the White Horse in Neatishead On Friday 20th instant between the hours of 10 and 12 Unless sooner disposed of by Private Contract.
All that new built brick and tiled Dwelling House with about one Acre of Land adjoining, also a POST WIND CORN MILL with the Flour Mill and one pair of French stones 4 ft. 10 ins. diameter, and other the going gears, standing and being in Neatishead and now in the occupation of the above named William Ebbs.
Apply to Mr. Rust, Attorney, Ludham or to the said Mr. Matthews who will treat for the sale of the said Estate.
Dated the ... day of December 1805.

Norfolk Chronicle - 14th December 1805

Will of Robert Skipp c.1658: Mention of mill situated beside land owned by Robert Skipp

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

1799: John Smith, owner

August 1799: Mill advertised for sale

1805: William Ebbs, miller, insolvent

December 1805: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1805-1825: Mill replaced by new towermill

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