Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Shouldham postmill stood to the west of Shouldham and to the north of Shouldham Thorpe. In 1800 a bakery was also being run on the site.

Eligible Situaton for a Miller and Baker
To be Sold by Private Contract
All thta MESSUAGE, Bakehouse, Stable, Granary & other Buildings with the Horse Mill therein and 3r. 13p. of Land adjoining.
Also all the Windmill called Shouldham Mill with the geers thereto belonging.
The Premises are Freehold, situate in good corn country, within seven miles of Lynn and Downham Market, surrounded by considerable villages wherein an industrious man may soon command a good trade.
N.B. Immediate Possession may be had.
Apply to Mr. John Durrant, at Shouldham or Mr. Houchen at Wereham near Stoke, Norfolk.
Norfolk Chronicle - 30th August 1800

Notice to Debtor and Creditors of
William Butter late of Shouldham, miller deceased ...
Norfolk Chronicle - 3rd September 1808

BUTTER, William

WILL dated 29 June 1808
Proved 12 November 1808
Executors:- Son, William Butter of Shouldham and George Aylmer and John Hebgin, both of Fincham.
William Butter of Shouldham, Miller ...
To my Son William
All that my messuage or tenement in Shouldham with the Barn, Stables, Outhouses and appertenances thereto belonging together with the Corn Windmill standing near thereto with the going Geares and appurtenances to the said mill appertaining ...
Also Flower sacks, scales, Beam and weights belonging to my mill at Shouldham and three carts called the Mill Carts ...
To my son Henry
... Messuage or Tenement and Corn Windmill in Tottenhill ...
Also Flower sacks, scales, Beam and weights beonging to my mill at Tottenhill ...

Notice re.
Mr. William Butter late of Shouldham, Miller, deceased
Executor William Butter of Shouldham, Miller
Norfolk Chronicle - 9th June 1810

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

August 1800: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

Poll Book 1802: William Butter, miller

Poll Book 1802: William Butter snr, miller

Poll Book 1808: William Butter snr, miller

Index of Wills 1808: William Butter snr, miller, also at Tottenhill postmill

Poll Book 1808: William Butter jnr, miller
, also at Tottenhill postmill

Poll Book 1810: William Butter, miller

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