Hopton postmills


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
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Hopton postmill c.1920
The O.S. map of 1887-97 shows two mills on the same site.

The mill buck with its porch was set over a roundhouse. The fantail carriage was attached to the steps and power was supplied by fiour double shuttered sails.

Hopton postmills map 1887-91
O.S. Map 1887 - 1891
Image produced from the www.old-maps.co.uk service with permission of Landmark Information Group Ltd. and Ordnance Survey

My father was a wind miller, so was my grandfather, also my great grandfather. All lived and died in the parish of Shropham. In 1887 I left my father at Shropham and started on my own, hiring the Poringland High Mill, which was a landmark for miles around ...
Letter from O. J. Sayer, Hopton Mills, Diss to Eastern Daily Press - 14th December 1926

Census 1851:

Henry Sayer (26) miller
Mary Ann Elizabeth Sayer (26) b.Stanton, Suffolk
Sarah Ann Sayer (22) straw bonnet maker (visitor)

O.S. map 1887-91: Windmills (Corn)

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