South Creake


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

South Creake Common postmill was shown on several early maps.

Saxon fortification about ½ mile south west of S. Creake church.
"This large Saxon fortification, near whichat present stands a windmill ..."
History & Antiquities of the County of Norfolk - Armstrong
Printer - J. Crouse; Bookseller - M. Booth, Norwich, - 1781

Emanuel Bowen's map of 1749 showed a total of 8 corn mills:

Briningham postmill,
East Wretham postmill
Fincham postmill
Poringland tower ? mill
South Creake Common postmill
St. Benet's Abbey towermill
Strumpshaw smockmill
Tacolneston postmill

A mill is shown about 2 miles north of Syderstone Church & 2 miles south west of South Creake Church, which is "South Creake Common" on Faden & O.S. 1" 1824 Sheet BOSTON at about NGR. TF 83..35..
Harry Apling - c.1974

Index of Wills 1706: Samuel Eavates snr, miller

Emanuel Bowen's map 1749: Windmill (along with 7 other corn mills)

Corbridge's map 1765: Windmill

Bowles' map 1775: Windmill

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

O.S. map:1824: Windmill

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Nat Grid Ref TF83..35..
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