Cringleford postmill


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This windmill was marked on the 1797 map.
Philip Pedder was a miller at Cringleford in December 1781 but it is not known whether the windmill was standing then. He died on the 22nd August 1788. The Index of Wills 1572, listed Thomas Welde as miller of Cringleford but it is unclear if he ran the windmill or the watermill.

All Persons having any legal Claims of Demand on the Estate and Effects of Mr. PHILIP PEDDER, of Cringleford in the County of Norfolk, Flour Merchant, deceased, are hereby requested to deliver in an Account of the same immediately to the widow of the deceased, at her now Dwelling-house in Cringleford aforesaid; and all Persons who are in any ways indebted to the Estate and Effects as above, are requested to pay in the same to the said Mr. Pedder, in order to prevent further trouble.
Norfolk Chronicle - 20th September 1788

There was a storm in Norfolk on the 5th November 1795 and the mill suffered heavily

The following melancholy accident happened during the late high wind; Mr. John Greef, of Cranworth, being in his mill at the time it was blown down, was unfortunately killed by its fall.
A mill at Aldeby, and Mr. Chasteney’s mill at Brissingham (the third within three years) were also blown down. – The sails from Cringleford, Mulbarton, New Buckenham, Poringland, and several other mills in the county, were also swept off.
Norfolk Chronicle - 14th November 1795

The above newspaper report was the last known mention of the windmill.
Philip Pedder’s mother died on the 8th August 1797


Wednesday died, Mrs. Elizabeth Pedder, of Cringleford, aged 76.
Norfolk Chronicle - 11th August 1797

The Poll Book of 1802, listed Laurence Candler as miller of Cringleford but it is unclear if he ran the windmill or the watermill.


Yesterday se’nnight, at Cringleford, Mrs. S. Pedder, relict of the late Mr. Philip Pedder
Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd May 1814

It would seem that the windmill was so badly damaged that it was demolished soon after the storm in 1795, with nearby Cringleford watermill taking the trade.

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