Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Witton had postmill that could have been working for some time before it was replaced by a newer mill c.1789.

Wright, Edward (of Postwick)
Will. Norwich Consistory Court. Dated 17 June 1761

Elizabeth Bunton, wife of John Bunton of Thorp, near Norwich
Martha Thaxter, sister of said Elizabeth Bunton.
Windmill commonly called Belaugh Mill and land wheron it stands containing about a Rood in Hoveton St. John
and also Windmill in Postwick
to Elizabeth Bunton and Martha Thaxter to be equally divided between them.
Died at Thorp
Will proved March 11, 1765

A violent storm of wind and rain, such as had not been remembered since 1741. Happisburgh, Postwick and Strumpshaw windmills were blown down ...
Unknown newspaper re storm of 19th December 1770

To be SOLD
And Entered upon at Lady Day next
A POST WINDMILL in good Repair and well situated for Business, at POSTWICK, within four Miles of Norwich.
For Particulars apply to Mr. Nathaniel_Lock, St. Johns Maddermarket Of whom also may be had a Horse Wheel, 19 Feet Diameter, a seven Feet Cogg Wheel, three Paint Mills and a Colour Stones.
N.B. A neat House to Lett opposite the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital. Enquire as above.
Norfolk Chronicle - 18t & 25th March 1786

1761: Edward Wright, miller

Index of Wills 1765: Edward Wright, miller

19th December 1770: Mill blown down along with mills at Happisburgh and Strumpshaw

March 1786: Mill advertised for sale

c.1789: Mill replaced by a newer mill

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