Mill Farm


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Shouldham Mill Farm post windmill was also known as Fincham Mill and stood to the south of Shouldham and to the north of Fincham and was actually nearer to Fincham. The mill site was just to the south of the road from Marham to Shouldham Thorpe. In 1781 a baking office was being run on the site.

Thomas Baxter, miller of Shouldham and Mary Minick of Barton
Norwich Consistory Marriage Licences - 28th October 1776

Notice to Creditors and Debtors
Wheras Thomas Baxter of Shouldham in the county of Norfolk, Miller, hath by Indenture dated 7th Instant assigned all his Estate and Effects unto Bartholomew Ramsey of Stow Bardolph in the said county, Gentleman in Trust for the Benefit of such of his Creditors ...
Norfolk Chronicle - 16th November 1780

To be Sold, and entered upon immediately, a WINDMILL, in exceeding good Repair, with a Meffuage and compleat Baking Office entirely new built, Freehold, fituate in the Parifh of Shouldham, near Fincham, in the County of Norfolk.
For Particulars apply to Mr Bartholomew Ramfey, of Stow Hall, near Downham-market.
Norfolk Chronicle - 1st December 1781

Bowen's map 1749: Windmill

Corbridge's map 1765: Windmill

Bowles' map 1775: Windmill

28th October 1776: Thomas Baxter, miller, married Mary Minick

1780: Thomas Baxter, miller, assigned all his estate & effects to Bartholomew Ramsey for benefit of creditors

December 1781: Mill advertised for sale

Faden's map 1797: Fincham Mill

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

c.1827: Mill replaced by a towermill

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