Pulham St. Mary


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Pulham St Mary the Virgin had three postmills working in the 1800s - a northern_mill, a western_mill and a southern mill. Nearby was the larger village of Pulham Market that was also known as Pulham St Mary Magdalene in the 1800s. In the 1800s the mill ran two pairs of stones and a flour mill but by the late 1800s three pairs of French burr stones and two oat crushers were in use.

Signatory to Notice re SACK ASSOCIATION

Norfolk Chronicle - 7th & 21st May 1791

Norfolk Chronicle - 16th August 1794
Norfolk Chronicle - 16th August 1794

Transcription of excerpt from above advert

To be Sold by Auction
By Samuel Safford
By Order of the Assignees of Jacob Stanton, a Bankrupt
At the Swan Inn in Harleston in the county of Norfolk, on Wednesday 27 August 1794 at 4 o'c in the afternoon
The following ESTATES of the said Bankrupt. In Three Lots.
Lot I. Water Corn Mill, Weybread ...
Lot II. Post Windmill near the above mill upon Shotford Heath ...
Lot III. A POST WINDMILL with two pair of stones, situate in Pulham St. Mary the Virgin in the county of Norfolk, late in the use of the said Jacob Stanton and the piece of inclosed Land whereon the Mill is erected. Possession of all the premises may be had immediately.
Apply to Messrs. HAVELL & PEARSON, Ipswich or Mr. Bonhote, Bungay.

Norfolk Chronicle - 16th & 23rd August 1794

To Millers
To be Let
A POST WINDMILL well situated for trade at Pulham St. Mary the Virgin, Norfolk, with two pair of stones and flour mill and all going gears complete.
Also a comfortable Dwelling house and garden.
Apply to Mr. James Batchelder at the Crown, Loddon, Norfolk.

June 24, 1818
Norfolk Chronicle - 27th June & 4th July 1818

Tithe map 1838 - as redrawn by Harry Apling
Tithe map 1838 - as redrawn by Harry Apling
Southern mill just below the crossroads
Northern mill marked to north of crossroads
Western mill site marked in red

Tithe Award 1838
Map, W. S. Millard, 1838
Owner: Thomas Smith
Occupier: Mrs. Sarah Stanton

No. 412

Mill, Premises. Yards.


0a. 0r. 36p.

Pt. of £1. 2. 0

To Millers
WANTED, a Single Young MAN in the above Trade.
Apply to Mr. Joseph Tills, Miller, Pulham St. Mary, near Harleston.

Norfolk Chronicle - 24th December 1859

East Anglian Daily Times - 11th December 1900
East Anglian Daily Times - 11th December 1900

O. S. Map 1883
Northern postmill top left; Southern postmill lower centre left
Courtesy of NLS map images

White's 1836: John Stanton, Free-school master

White's 1888: Robert Adcock, farmer, miller & owner - undesignated mill

White's 1890: Samuel Alexander, sexton

Kelly's 1892: Samuel Alexander, parish clerk

Kelly's 1896: Samuel Alexander, parish clerk

Kelly's 1900: Samuel Alexander, deputy parish clerk

Kelly's 1904: Edward David Alexander, carpenter & wheelwright

1791: Jacob Stanton, miller

1794: Jacob Stanton, miller, bankrupt

August 1794: Mill advertised for sale by auction due to the bankruptcy of Jacob Stanton

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

June 1818: Mill advertised to be let

1838: Mrs. Sarah Stanton, miller

O.S. map 1837: Windmill

1846: Robert Stammers, miller

1850: Joseph Stammers, miller

1853: Joseph Stammers, miller

White's 1854: Joseph Tills, corn miller

1859: Joseph Tills, miller

1863: Samuel Alexander, miller

White's 1864: Samuel Alexander, corn miller

Kelly's 1879: Samuel Alexander, corn miller

1883: Samuel Alexander, corn miller

O.S. map 1884: Windmill

White's 1888: Samuel Alexander, miller

White's 1890: William Amies, miller

Kelly's 1892: William Amies, miller (wind & steam)

Kelly's 1896: William Amies, miller (wind & steam)

Kelly's 1900: Charles H. Hammond, miller (wind & steam) & corn & flour merchant

December 1900: Mill advertised for sale by auction

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