Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Thorpland was small hamlet that has now become part of Runcton Holme just to the north of Downham Market.

Thorpland. A small hamlet now belonging to Rungton aforesaid, but formerly a village or township by itself ...
Jeffrey de Eston held it in the 20th of Edward III and by a roll of honour of Wirmegay, made in ther said reign, it appears that he had the liberty of a fold, a windmill and right of driving beasts in the fen ...

Blomefields History of Norfolk, Clackclose Hundred

1346-47: Windmill working

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