South Lopham postmill


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
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South Lopham postmill stood to the west of the village on the south side of the Garboldishham Road. The mill was an open trestle mill and used common sails.

Bastardy order to William Fryer of Hempnall, miller, regarding the daughter of Hannah Ward 1832
William Fryer was probably an employee and could have worked at the postmill or the towermill.

Tithe map 1847 - as redrawn by Harry Apling
Tithe map 1847 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1847
Map by Lenny & Croft, Surveyors
Owner: Robert Grant
Occupier: do

No. 557

House, mill & premises


0a. 3r. 5p.


O.S. Map 1883
O.S. Map 1883
Courtesy of NLS map images

Kelly's directory of 1904 lists Robert Womack as corn merchant

Ambrose Stevens, a local threshing machine proprietor, bought the mill c.1905. He then dismantled it before taking the buck to North Lopham.

Index of Wills 1662: Robert Hambline, miller

1756: John Betts, miller

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

Enclosure Award 1815: Occupier: James Buck, miller, post mill, yard & buildings

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

White's 1836: Robert Womack, corn miller

Tothe Award 1847: Robert Grant, owner & occupier

1850: John Pratt, miller

White's 1854: John Pratt, corn miller

1856: John Pratt, miller

1858: Walter Bullock, miller

1863: John Pratt, miller

White's 1864: John Pratt, corn miller

1872: John Pratt, miller

1875: Pratt & Womack, millers

1878: Robert Womack, miller

Kelly's 1879: Robert Womack, miller; & at Kenninghall

White's 1890: Robert Womack, miller, corn merchant, farmer, and landowner

White's 1883: Robert Womack, miller, corn merchant and landowner; and Kenninghall

Kelly's 1892: Robert Womack, miller (wind), farmer & landowner

Kelly's 1896: Robert Womack, miller (wind)

Kelly's 1900: Robert Womack, miller (wind)

c.1902: Mill ceased working

c.1905: Mill bought by Ambrose Stevens who dismantled it and took the buck to N. Lopham

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