Beeston Regis postmill

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Beeston Regis postmill was recorded on an inventory taken in 1347 after the death of John Earl Warren. A mill was also recorded in the village in 1811. The mill almost cedrtainly stood on Mill Hill that although in the parish of Beeston Regis was actually nearer to West Runton.


On an inquisition taken after the death of John Earl Warren who died July 18 in the 21st of Edward III, it was found that there was in this town a capital messuage valued at 5s per ann. 200 acres of arable land valued at 3d per acre ... and that there was a meadow called Runton meadow valued at 20s and a windmill at 8 marks per ann. ...
Blomefield's History of Norfolk


The Schedule hereinbefore referred to all that one piece of land (with the messuage or dwelling house and other buildings and the Windmill erected and now standing thereon) Marked No 55 on the map or plan annexed to the Award bearing date the 26th day of July 1811 of the Commissioners named and appointed in and by an Act of Parliament passed in the 49th year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third entitled “An Act for enclosing lands in the Parish of Sheringham in the County of Norfolk” containing by measure 4 Acres 1 Rod and 9 Perches bounded by the land by the said Award allotted to John Wilson towards the North by the Private Road in the said Award secondly described towards the East by the Public Road towards the South and by land by the said Award allotted to the Reverend Cremer Cremer towards the West (save and except thereout a certain piece of land containing 2 Rods and 32 Perches lately sold and conveyed by James Reynolds to the Eastern and Midlands Railway Company to which said premises the said Clara Reynolds was admitted Tenant on or about the 24th day of January 1896.
Board of Agriculture Compulsory Enfranchisement under the Copyhold Act 1894 - re Mosley Hall


O. S. Map 1905
Site of the mill was almost certainly on Mill Hill
O. S. Map 1905
Courtesy of NLS map images

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