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Horsham St Faith postmill was probably an open trestle mill as appeared to be indicated on the 1841 Tithe Award map.

Sale Monday 13th instant of Household Furniture of Mr. William Hayes, Miller, at Horsham St. Faiths near Norwich, retiring from business.
Norfolk Chronicle - 11th October 1794

Norfolk Chronicle - Saturday 11th October 1794
Norfolk Chronicle - Saturday 11th October 1794

Tithe map 1841
Tithe map 1841 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1842
Map 1841 (Parish of Horsham St. Faith & Hamlet of Newton St., Faith)
Owner: Stephen Ewing
Occupier: do

No. 227a
No. 245

Wind Mill & Yard (at Horsham)
House, Garden & Pightle (at Newton)


Pasture

0a. 0r. 29p.
0a. 2r. 39p.
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0a. 2r. 39p.



Tithe NIL


Bryant's 1826 map and the O.S. 1838 map both show the mill to be further back from the road and nearer to the smockmill site than shown on the 1841 Tithe Award map.

Stephen Ewing was a tenant at both the postmill and the watermill when they were jointly valued at £35 in 1795. In the 1830s he was running the postmill and he had moved to the smockmill by the end of the 1840s. It is conceivable that he erected the smockmill as a replacement for his older postmill.

Stephen Ewing owned and worked the postmill in Horsham St Faith but lived and had his shop in the adjacent hamlet of Newton St Faith. By 1849 he had taken over the smockmill that was a few yards further up the road to the north and by 1854, he was listed as miller and baker; having built a bake office on his grocery shop premises at Newton St. Faith.

1794: William Hayes, miller

October 1794: Household furniture of William Hayes advertised for sale due to his retirement

1795: Stephen Ewing tenant. Watermill and windmill valued at £35

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

White's 1836: Stephen Ewing, miller & grocer

O.S. map 1838: Windmill

Tithe Award 1842: Owner & occupier: Stephen Ewing,miller

White's 1845: Stephen Ewing, miller & grocer

c.1849: Mill ceased working when Stephen Ewing moved to the adjacent smockmill

Index of Wills 1854: Stephen Ewing

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