Old Buckenham
Dam Brigg


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills


Old Buckenham Dam Brigg postmill stood to the southwest of New Buckenham just inside the Old Buckenham side of the boundary, with the Mill House on the Banham side. The parish boundary actually took a detour to the south at the crossroads thereby incorporating the mill within Old Buckenham.

Whereas Matthew Mickleburgh, late of the Parish of Old Buckenham in the county of Norfolk, Miller, did assign over his effects to the Rev. John France, Clerk & Samuel Moss, Draper ... for the equal benefit of his Creditors ... a dividend of five shillings in the pound to be paid ...
Norfolk Chronicle - 9th February 1793

Very much injured in gale 24 November 1836
Suffolk Chronicle - 26th November 1836

Tithe map 1842
Tithe map 1842 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1843
Map, J. Easton, Attleburgh, 1842
Owner: Sharman Young
Occupier: Charles Steggles

No. 342 Danbridge Mill, Yards etc
1a. 2r. 36p. 19/3d

Tithe map 1846
Tithe map 1846 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1846
Map, C.S. Alger, Diss, 1846
Owner: Sharman Youngs
Occupier: Charles Steggall

No. 75 Part of House & Garden   0a. 0r. 15p. 3d
The map shows Dam Brigg postmill just over the boundary into old Buckenham. However, part of the house and garden are just inside the Banham boundary.

On the right of Dambrigg stood another Post Mill, latterly the property of Mr. Smith but he also ground with a small steam mill in later years. The old mill seems to have been pulled down between 1910 and the first Great War.
Some Notes on Old Buckenham - Edited by H.E. Read 1944 - 1946

The mill had a small buck with a pannier built onto the right side, and a mansard roof. The  buck stood quite high off the ground - maybe the piers were raised - and between it and the roundhouse roof was a cylindrical, vertically boarded section which was either attached to the top of the roundhouse roof, or the bottom of the buck (this was falling apart as the mill was out of use).
Sue Burden - 7th March 2022

O. S. Map 1883
O. S. Map 1883
Courtesy of NLS map images

Unallocated millers from old Buckenham:
Poll Book 1802: John Barton
1811, 1821, 1830, White's 1836: John Lock
1811: Robert Brown

1811: Shadrack Lane
1821: Isaac Arms (1)
1821: Isaac Arms (2)

1793: Matthew Mickleburgh, owner & miller, insolvent

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

1821: Thomas Youngs, miller

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

Pigot's 1830:
Ed. Dodd, miller, DAM BRIGG MILL

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

24th November 1836: Mill badly damaged in a gale

1839: John Steggles, miller

Tithe Award 1843: Owner: Sharman Young; Occupier: Charles Steggles, miller

Tithe Award 1846: Owner: Sharman Youngs; Occupier: Charles Steggall, miller

White's 1854: Charles Steggles, corn miller

1858: Charles Steggles, miller

White's 1864: Charles Steggles, corn miller

1868: Charles Steggles, miller

1872: Walter Linstead, miller & farmer

Kelly's 1879: Walter Linstead, miller

O.S. map 1883: Corn Windmill

White's 1883: Walter Linstead, miller & farmer

Kelly's 1892: Walter Linstead, miller (wind)

Kelly's 1896: Henry Young, miller (wind)

Kelly's 1900: George Young, miller (wind)

O.S. map 1904: Old Windmill

c.1912: Mill demolished

1971: Robert Howard, Dam Brigg Mill House

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