Pulham St. Mary


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Pulham St Mary the Virgin had three windmills working in the 1800s - a northern_postmill, a western postmill and a southern_smockmill. Nearby was the larger village of Pulham Market that was also known as Pulham St Mary Magdalene in the 1800s.

In a will dated 19th January, 1807 William Garland left all his personal estate to his wife Susan. The Executor was Robert Shildrake of Pulham St. Mary the Virgin. The will was proved at Norwich on 4th March 1807 and no mention was made of a windmill.

To Millers
To be Sold by Auction By Oliver Pett At the Crown Inn, Pulham St. Mary Magdalen, Norfolk On Tuesday March 3 at 2 o'c (Unless sooner disposed of by private contract of which due notice will be given) With immediate possession
A large POST WINDMILL in full trade, with all the stones, going geers and apparel complete, situate in Pulham aforesaid, late in the occupation of -- Garland deceased, together with a stable and granary standing near the said mill, all in excellent repair. The above premises are within three miles of the fine corn market of Harleston.
Apply to Rev. Thomas Bewicke of Redenhall or Messrs. Webb & Carthew, Solrs. Harleston.

Norfolk Chronicle - 21st & 28th February 1807

Tithe map 1838 - as redrawn by Harry Apling
419 marks the site of Western mill
Smockmill just below the crossroads
Northern postmill marked above crossroads

Tithe Award 1838
Map, W. S. Millard, 1838
Owner: Rev. William Manning
Occupier: Caleb Coleby

No. 419

Mill Yard (No mill shown)


0a. 1r. 26p.

Pt. of £16. 19. 0

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

February 1807: Mill advertised for sale by auction due to the death of William Garland, miller

Index of Wills 1807: William Garland

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

Tithe Award 1838: Owner: Rev. William Manning; Occupier: Caleb Coleby

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