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Edgefield postmill stood to the west of the village, alongside the mill house on a hill and area known as The Mount. The postmill was built as a replacement for an earlier postmill that had been destroyed by a fire in 1815, which had in turn been built to replace an even earlier smockmill on the same site. The new postmill had a roundhouse and drove 2 pairs of stones and a flour mill.

Edgefield ... is a large straggling village, in three divisions, called The Mount, The Green, and The Street ... George Baker Ballachey, Esq., who has a handsome seat here, and is the owner of The Mount, a lofty eminence, commanding a view of the sea and 30 churches.
White's Directory - 1836

Insolvent Debtor. Prisoner for Debt.
Stephen Storey
formerly of Hempstead, Farmer
afterwards of Aldborough, Miller
afterwards at Edgefield, Journeyman Miller
afterwards of Briston, Labourer
afterwards of Holt, Miller

& late of Briston, all in Norfolk, out of business.
Norfolk Chronicle - 20th October 1827

Thomas Storey the Younger, formerly of Edgefield, and late of Briston, both in Norfolk, Miller & Baker, bankrupt.
London Gazette - 24th February 1829

EDGEFIELD MILL
To be Sold by Private Contract
A Messuage or Double Cottage in Edgefield, Norfolk, nearly new with lean-to outbuildings & about one acre of good Arable Land lying immediately contiguous; also a substantial & recently erected POST CORN MILL driving two pair of stones, with flour mill, roundhouse & requisite going gears, in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Storey jun.
The Estate is Freehold.
Immediate Possession may be had of the Windmill & of the Messuage at old Michaelmas next.
Apply Mr. Withers, Solr. Holt.
Norfolk Chronicle - 7th February 1829


EDGEFIELD MILL ESTATE
To be Sold by Auction by Mr. James Carr at the Three Pigs Inn, Edgefield, Norfolk on Friday 3 April 1829 at 4 o'c
A Desirable small estate situate in Edgefield in the county of Norfolk comprising a new built Dwelling house with Stable, convenient outbuildings, a lately erected Wind Corn Mill with its appurtenances & about one acre of good Arable Land lying immediately contiguous.
The premises are all Freehold & are now in the occupation of Mr. Stephen Storey & possession may be had immediately if desired.
Apply Mr. Withers, Solr. Holt.
Norfolk Chronicle - 28th March 1829


EDGEFIELD MILL
To be Sold or Let
With immediate possession
A Freehold Dwelling house with requisite Buildings, Garden and Inclosure of Land containing altogether upward of an acre & a good POST WIND CORN-MILL standing thereon in complete repair. The Premises are situate in Edgefield & adjoin the public road leading from thence to Norwich & are now in the occupationm of Mr. Stephen Storey & to a small Capitalist form a desirable situation for occupation or investment.
Apply to Mr. Withers, Solr. Holt.

Norfolk Chronicle - 6th November 1830

EDGEFIELD
By John Clark At the Pigs Inn on Friday 20th instant at 3 o'c
Lot 1. An excellent well built DOUBLE COTTAGE & an Inclosure of capital Arable Land adjoining thereto containing 1a. 0r. 8p.
This Lot is Freehold, situate in Edgefield & in the occupation of Mr. William Lawrence & his undertenants.
Lot 2. A Post Windmill with Roundhouse, 2 pair of stones, Going Gears & Tackle complete, in the occupation of Mr. William Lawrence.
Apply to Messrs Withers & Son,, Solrs. or the Auctioneer, Holt.
Norfolk Chronicle - 14th September 1833


O. S.6

O. S. 6" Map 1885
Courtesy of NLS map images


O. S.25
O. S. 25" Map 1885
Courtesy of NLS map images

O.S. map 1950 as redrawn by Harry Apling
O.S. map 1950 as redrawn by Harry Apling

O.S. Map 2008
O.S. Map 2008
Image reproduced under licence from Ordnance Survey

c.1828: Mill built

c.1828: Thomas Storey jnr, miller & baker - bankrupt

1829: Stephen Storey, miller

February 1829: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

March 1829: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1830: Stephen Storey, miller

November 1830: Mill advertised for sale or let

1833: William Lawrence, miller


September 1833: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Register of Electors 1874:
Jeremiah Jacobs, Mill House - Land and buildings £12 rated occupier

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