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Gressenhall White Mill stood about half a mile downstream from Gressenhall_Chappell_Mill and was working in the early 1600s.


The first Furlong lies next White Mill and is there a piece of common between the way which leads from Foxhole towards White Mill on the part to the north, and the way leading from Fakenham towards East Dereham on the part of the south, and laterally next the river.
Fileld Terrier survey - c.1620
The History of Gressenhall Mill and Mill House - Eric Puddy, 1966


The White Mill mentioned in this survey lay on the same stretch of river as Chapel_Mill but a short distance below it. It has since disappeared without trace. It was sited in the parish of Hoe in that part which belonged to the manor of East Dereham of the Queen.
Field Terrier survey - c.1620
The History of Gressenhall Mill and Mill House - Eric Puddy, 1966


The mill belonged to the King and when, in 1610, James I decided to sell off lands in order to raised money to cover his expenditure, the mill was granted to Edward Ferrars and Francis Philips. Also granted was a fishery beginning at the mill and extending itself a thousand paces to Chappell_Mill. The river in that area was known as the White River and flowed through what became known as The Rough.


1610: John Goldwell, tenant miller at a rent of £6. 0s. 4d.

1610: Edward Ferrars and Francis Philips took ownership

c.1620: White Mill

1690: Robert Lines, miller


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