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Southrepps Common postmill stood on Southrepps Common at Lower Street. It had been dismantled by 1728 and no record has been found of its working life.

Articles of Agreement

1. Robert Britiffe of Norwich, Esquire
2. John Bygrave of Southrepps, miller
'... devise lease and let to John Bygrave All that piece of Land or Ground wheron a mill formerly stood upon the wast or wast ground of the said Robert Britiffe called Southrepps Heath or Common with leave for John Bygrave to erect and build a mill upon the said piece of ground from 24 June then last past for the term of ninety nine years At the yearly rent of ten shillings payable on 24th June every year ...'
23 July 1728

John Bygrave probably did not build a mill on the land as no record has been found of it, although some years later Southrepps_postmill was erected there c.1774.

1728: John Bygrave, miller, given leave via a lease to build a mill where a mill formerly stood

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