Norwood Common


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Wymondham Norwood Common postmill stood just to the south of the old Norwich Road. By 1795, Norwood Common was known as Wymondham Common and it was marked as Norwich Common on the O.S. map of 2013..

Friday, March 9th, 1764
Whereas the Windmill upon Norwood Common near Wymondham, in the Road to Norwich was blown down by the late high wind; and as the same is intended to be rebuilt by Contract (or that and the House perhaps sold)
and there are remaining several of the large Materials such as the Main post, Wheels, Cross bar, Axle tree etc. and others that will cut to shorter Lengths; Any Millwright who think it worth his while to view the same and make an Estimate thereof so as to be done in a workmanlike manner (and afterwards approved by able Workmen) the same are desired to send their Proposals to Mr. William Catton at Shipdham in Norfolk on or before the 16th instant. The Person whose Proposal is approved of will immediately hear further of the Particulars.
Norwich Mercury - 10th March 1764

To be Sold to the best bidder
At the Kings Head at Wymondham on Wednesday 26th of this instant August at 3 o'c
All that good accustomed WIND-MILL with a good Dwelling house standing near it on Wymondham Common, in the occupation of Mr. Rudd.
Enquire of Mr. John Crisp, Attorney at law, East Dereham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd August 1795

Last week a windmill on Wymondham Common, the property of Mr. Parsons, was entirely burnt down.
Norwich Mercury - 9th November 1805

1764: Mill blown down

c.1764: Mill rebuilt

1795: ? Rudd, miller

August 1795: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Faden's map 1797: Windmill on Wymondham Common

1805: ? Parsons, miller

November 1805: Mill burnt down

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