Mundham
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Mundham postmill stood to the northeast of the village. The mill had a roundhouse and in 1852 was using one pair of common sails and one pair of patent sails to drive 2 pairs of French burr stones. By 1901 the mill had two pairs of patent sails.


At Mundham mill belonging to Mr. W. Brown of Sizeland two children one aged three, other five playing in yard when sails knocked down girl. Boy ran to her assistance also struck by sails and killed. Girl died soon afterwards.
Essex Herald - 10th August 1819


Amelia Pitcher aged 3½ and Rober Pitcher aged 4¾ were killed by the mill saiils on 30th July 1819 and were buried in Mundham church graveyard on 1st August 1819.


William Beverley of Mundham
By Indenture 5 April assigned all his personal estate and effects to William Raven of Shottisham, farmer and Edward Goddard of Hardley, farmer. Trust for benefit of all Creditors.
Payments to Trustees or
J. M. Goff, Auctioneer, Loddon.
6 April 1852. CHAPMAN & HANSELL, Solrs. Norwich, Bank Street.

Norfolk Chronicle - 10th April 1852


MUNDHAM
Windmill for Sale at Mundham (to be removed)
Mr. Butcher has received instructions from G. S. Kett, Esq. to Sell by Auction at the Royal Hotel, Norwich on Saturday 10 July 1852 at 4 o'c
A very good POST WINDMILL in thorough repair at Mundham near Loddon with Brick Round House, 4 sails (2 of them patent) and 2 pairs of capital French Stones.

Norfolk Chronicle - 26th June 1852


Windmill
To be Sold, a Bargain (to be removed) a Capital built WINDMILL driving 2 pairs of stones with a spacious Roundhouse underneath, upon which upwards of £500 has recently been expended.
Apply to Mr. Butcher, Auctioneer, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 3rd July 1852


Harry Apling recorded that Uria Tibbenham was also a merchant and a Poor Rate collector.


MUNDHAM, Norfolk
To Millers and others
TO BE LET with possession at Michaelmas next. All that POST WINDMILL now in full trade, with the Granaries and other Buildings thereto belonging, together with the DWELLING HOUSE, COTTAGES, and about 29a. 0r. 0p. of Arable LAND adjoining thereto, now in the respective occupations of Mr. Johnson Goff, and Mr. Richard Fairhead.
Apply to Messrs. BLAKE, KEITH & BLAKE, Solrs. The Chantry, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 8th & 15th May 1880


MUNDHAM, Norfolk
About 2 Miles from Loddon and 10 from Norwich
To be Let with possession at Michaelmas next, all that POST WINDMILL driving two pairs of Stones and now in full trade, with the Granaries and other Buildings thereto belonging, together with the Dwelling house, Cottages, and about 29a. 0r. 0p. of Arable LAND adjoining thereto, now in the respective occupations of Mr. Johnson Goff, and Mr. Richard Fairhead.
Apply to Messrs. BLAKE, KEITH & BLAKE, Solrs. The Chantry, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd& 29th May 1880


MUNDHAM ... Norfolk
Ten Miles from Norwich, Six Miles from Ditchingham Station, Waveney Valley Branch, G. E. R. and Three Miles from Loddon
George Durrant & Sons are favoured with Instructions from the Mortgagees to offer for Sale by Auction at the Royal Hotel, Norwich on Saturday 20 July 1901 at 2 for 3 o'c in the Afternoon, in Five Lots, the following very Valuable

ESTATE, viz.
Lot 2. A Valuable Mercantile Property situate in an excellent position for Trade by the Road leading to Siseland and known as
"MUNDHAM MILL"
Comprising a capital post Windmill on brick Roundhouse, with Patent Sails and Winding Gear, capital Dwelling house, Farm Buildings, Brick and Tiled Double Cottage and Enclosures of fine Mixed Soil Arable LAND, the whole containing 27a. 1r. 5p.
Further particulars of Messrs. COPEMAN & CADGE,
Solrs. Loddon near Norwich.
and of the Auctioneers, Harleston, Beccles and Bungay.
Norfolk Chronicle - 6th & 13th July 1901

THE PROPERTY MARKET
NORWICH
Messrs. George Durrant & Sons offered at the Royal Hotel, Norwich the following Properties:-
Lot 2. Valuable mercantile property known as Mundham Mill, with dwelling house, farm buildings and cottage and 27a. 1r. 5p. of lands.
Mr. Johnson Goff, £500.
J. Goff, tenant miller in occupation.
Norfolk Chronicle - 27th July 1901


- as redrawn by Harry Apling
O.S. Map 1951 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

O.S. Map 2005
O.S. Map 2005
Image reproduced under licence from Ordnance Survey

Kirstead Census 1851: Uriah Tibbenham (28) b.Seething, journeyman miller (brother)
Uriah Tibbenham was the brother of James Tibbenham, miller at Kirstead postmill.

James Thurston was miller at Earsham_watermill in the mid 1850s. He was born c.1802-05 in South Elmham and married Sarah Fairhead. They had some 15 children, one of whom was possibly George Thurston who was a miller's apprentice in 1841 living in South Elmham, before moving to Mundham by 1861.


Tom Riches, Banham composite mill, says he helped demolish post mill.
Harry Apling - 25th September 1970

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

1819: Mill owned by Mr. W. Brown of Sizeland

30th July 1819: Two children hit by mill sails and killed

1st August 1819: Amelia Pitcher aged 3½ and Rober Pitcher aged 4¾ buried in Mundham churchyard

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

White's 1845: William Beverley, miller

1846: William Beverley, miller

c.1850: Mill refurbished


Census 1851:

William Beverly (51) miller employing 1 man
Mary Ann Beverly (42)
Mary Ann Beverly (16)

William Beverly (13) scholar
Michael Beverly (11) scholar

Emma Beverly (8) scholar
Margrett Beverly (3) scholar

Address: Mill


1852: Mill owned by G. S. Kett

1852: William Beverley insolvent

April 1852: Estate & effects of William Beverley assigned to trust for benefit of creditors

June 1852: Mill advertised for sale by auction to be removed

White's 1854: Uriah Tibbenham, corn miller

White's 1864: Uriah Tibbenham, farmer & corn miller

1872: Uriah Tibbenham, miller

1875: Johnson Goff, m
iller

Kelly's 1879: Johnson Goff, farmer & miller

1880: Johnson Goff, miller

May 1880: Mill advertised to be let

1883: Mill powered by both wind and steam

White's 1883: Johnson Goff, miller & farmer

White's 1890: Johnson Goff, miller & farmer

Kelly's 1892: Johnson Goff, farmer & miller (wind & steam)

Kelly's 1896: Johnson Goff, farmer & miller

Kelly's 1900: Johnson Goff, farmer & miller

July 1901: Mill advertised for sale by auction

20th July 1901: Johnson Goff, tenant miller bought mill for £500 at auction

Kelly's 1904: Johnson Goff, farmer & miller

O.S. map 1905:Windmill

Kelly's 1908: Johnson Goff, farmer & miller (wind)

Kelly's 1912: Ezra Upton, farmer & miller (wind)

Kelly's 1916: Ezra Hupton, farmer & miller (wind & oil engine)

1937: Broken down wall of roundhouse remaining


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