Mill Road


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Shipdham Mill Road mill stood on the southeast side of the village. The mill used patent sails to power 2 pairs of stones.

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

Tithe Award 1846
Map Pratt & Son, Norwich838
Owner: Lake
(Luke) Clemence
Occupier: James Woods

No. 626

House, Mill & Yard


0a. 1r. 37p.


To be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Pow & Neale at the Kings Head, Norwich Road, East Dereham on Friday 28 October at 3 for 4 o'c
Lot 1. A Freehold Messuage & STOCK WINDMILL with Garden and Croft thereto adjoining and belonging situate at Shipdham aforesaid as now in the occupation of William Hodge, Miller containing in the whole 2 roods.
Apply to Messrs. I. O. Taylor & Son, Norwich, Fred Lees, Nottingham or to the tenants who will show you the property.

Norfolk Chronicle - 15th & 22nd October 1864

To be Sold by Auction by J. H. Greenacre at the Dog Inn, Shipdham on Thursday 21 March instant at 5 o'c.
An undivided moiety of a capital POST WINDMILL with Spring Sails and driving two pair of Stones, in good repair; also a good Dwelling house and a Cottage adjoining with Stable, Gig house, Cart lodge and Piggeries and about One Acre of Land, situate in Shipdham in the county of Norfolk adjoining the road leading to Letton and Hingham, now in the occupation of John Woods. Also a piece of land ...
The above Premises are all Freehold and Possession may be had at Old Michalemas next.
Particulars of Messrs. Cooper & Sons or the Auctioneer, East Dereham or Mr. I. O. Taylor, Solr. Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette - 9th & 16th March 1850

Situations Vacant
To Millers
WANTED, a Young Man to work a Post Wind Mill. One accustomed to the Grist Trade preferred.
Apply W. Hodge, Shipdham, Norfolk.

Norfolk News - 20th Octonber 1866

Wall anchors on the derelict Mill House were removed as the house was renovated in 1971. These were marked I.C. - John Clements.

O. S. Map 1882

O. S. Map 1882
Courtesy of NLS map images

1872: William Hodge, vermin killer

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

Poll Book 1802: John Clements, miller

Draught O.S. Map 1814-1818: Mill

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

Pigot's 1830: James Clements, miller, Shipdham

Greenwoods map 1834: Windmill

O.S. Map 1838: Windmill

1839: Luke Clemence, miller

1840: Luke Clemence, miller

White's 1845: James Clements, corn miller, Hingham Road

1846: John Woods, miller, trading as James Woods

October 1864: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1850: John Woods, miller

March 1850: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Census 1851:

John Woods (45) b.Eye, Suffolk, miller
Charlotte Woods (41) b.East Bradenham, miller's wife
Elizabeth Woods (11) b.Hardingham
Esther Aylmer (70) b.West Bradenham (mother in law)
Address: Mill, Letton Road

James Stagg (28) b.Shipdham, journeyman miller
Address: Market Street

White's 1854: John Woods, corn miller, Mill Lane

1863: William Hodge, miller

White's 1864: William Hodge, corn miller

1866: William Hodge, miller

1868: William Hodge, miller

1970: Claude Smith (Gray)

1971: Mill House renovated

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