Cromer
West Street
postmill


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c.1800
c.1800

Cromer West Street postmill was an open trestle mill with 4 common sails, a tail pole and a 125 foot diameter footprint. The mill was probably rebuilt at least once over the years.


Half a rood of land with a windmill in West Field, Cromer, alias Shipden, mortgaged by William Freeman to Thomas Windham in 1630.
Ketton-Cremer Records, Norfolk Record Office


To be Sold by Private Contract.
A POST WINDMILL situate in Cromer, in the occupation of Francis Chapman. Possession may be had immediately. Enquire of the said Francis Chapman.

Norfolk Chronicle - 24th November 1796


Notice to Debtors & Creditors
Samuel Turner of Cromer, otherwise Shipden, Miller assigned effects for benefit of creditors to Mrs. Mary Joy of Roughton, widow & Mr. Joseph Cubitt of Bacton, miller ...
Norfolk Chronicle - 8th November 1806


Notice re
The Creditors of Samuel Turner now or late of Cromer, miller to meet Thursday next 23rd instant ...
Deed of Composition ...
Norfolk Chronicle - 18th April 1807


Watercolour by Robert Dixon c.1810
Watercolour by Robert Dixon c.1810 looking from M&GN Station

Etching by Robert Dixon 1810
Etching by Robert Dixon 1810

Cromer Church & Mill from the Holt Road by Louise Hoare c.1830 Cromer Church & Mill from the Holt Road by Louise Hoare c.1830
Cromer Church & Mill from the Holt Road by Louise Hoare c.1830

Robert Dixon (1780-1815) produced a painting - The Mill at Cromer


1630: Mill mortgaged by William Freeman to Thomas Windam

Faden's map 1797: Mill

1798: Francis Chapman, miller

Poor Rate 1799: Fred Chapman, miller. Mill & land £10. Stock 5s.

1806: Poll Book: Samuel Turner, miller

1807: Samuel Turner, miller

1810: Etching by Robert Dixon

1822: William Bartrum, baker

Bryant's map 1826: Mill

1830: Eiliam Sharper (Sharpin)


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