Hempton
Abbey Farm postmill


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Hempton Abbey Farm postmill stood in the parish of Hempton a short distance to the southwest of Fakenham watermill.


Hempton Priory, which stood on the abbey farm was founded in the reign of Henry I, for Augustine Canons to whom King John granted a fair.
White's directory - 1854


White's 1854: Shakespeare Bell, millwright


White's directory of 1864 listed William Osbiston as a corn merchant only


Poll Book 1802: William Smith, miller

Bryant's map 1826: Mill

Greenwood's map 1834: Mill

1839: Sam Osbiston, miller

1850: William Smith, miller

White's 1854: William Smith & Son, corn millers

1856: William Tinker, miller

1858: William Osbiston, miller
The Abbey

1863: William Osbiston, miller


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