Plumstead Road


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Plumstead Road postmill stood just to the north of the Plumstead Road and just to the south of the prison. From various paintings of the Norwich School, it seems likely that this was an open trestle mill.
The mill was later replaced by a towermill.

Wheras in the Night between the 10th and 11th Instant the Wind-mill in the Hamlet of Thorp by Norwich was broke open and stolen from thence a Sack of Flour which weighed about Twenty stone: and at the same Time out of the Pasture adjoining, a light coloured Sorrel Horse
. . . the Property of Robert Elvin, Baker in Coniosford . . .
Five Guineas Reward from
Robert Elvin
Norwich Mercury - 17th December 1757

Notice re
William King, of Thorpe next Norwich, Miller
Deed of Assignment.
Norfolk Chronicle - 25th November 1815

Commission of Bankrupt awarded against William King, now or late of the Hamlet of Thorpe, in the County of the City of Norwich, Miller.
London Gazette - 9th March 1816

Commission of Bankrupt is awarded and issued forth against William King, now or late of the hamlet of Thorpe, in the county of the City of Norwich, Miller, dealer and chapman
and he being declared bankrupt . . .
to surrender 29 March next . . .
Norfolk Chronicle - 9th March 1816

Commissioners in a Commission of Bankruptcy bearing date 20 February 1816 awarded and issued forth against
William King now or late of the hamlet of Thorpe, Miller, dealer and chapman, to meet 4 August next . . .
Norfolk Chronicle - 1st August 1818

Notice re Insolvent Debtor Prisoner for Debt
William King heretofore of the Hamlet of Thorpe in the county of the City of Norwich, Miller and late of the said City Journeyman Miller and Flour Seller.
Norfolk Chronicle - 1st October 1825

Kirkpatrick's N.E. Prospect of Norwich 1723: Windmill

Corbridge's map 1750: Windmill

1757: Robert Elvin, baker

1810: William King, miller

November 1815: Deed of Assignment issued against William King

1816: William King, miller, bankrupt

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