Scottow
postmill
(early)



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Scottow had a post windmill that was working during the 1200s and it was either rebuilt or a new mill was built and working by 1631. However, no further records have come to light since 1655.


This manor had free-warren, assize of bread and beer, a manor-house, windmill and fishery and was worth £11. 7s. per annum in 1282.
Blomefield's History of Norfolk
Armstrong's History - Wayland


INDENTURE Lease for 100 years.
1. Godfrey Garrett of Scottowe Esq. and Martha his wife.
2. Thomas Lincolne of Barnham Brome, miller
Piece of ground to set a mill upon with ditch in Scottowe near Swanton Bridge.
Peppercorn rent
23 January 1614

DEED of ASSIGNMENT (of lease)
Thomas Lincolne of Barnham Brome, miller to
William Colson the elder of Swanton Abbott, worsteadweaver.
Piece of land to set a mill upon with ditch at Scottow near Swanton Bridge.
26 June 1616

DEED of ASSIGNMENT (of lease)
William Colson of Swanton Abbott to
Thomas Smith of Borugh next Aylsham, millwright
A piece of ground to set a mill on in Scottowe
1 October 1617

INDENTURE Assignment
1. Thomas Smithe of North Elmham, miller
2. Edmond Kinge of Scottowe, miller
Piece of ground on which to build a mill whereon one windmill is new standing with ditch in Scottowe near Swanton Bridge.
20 March 1631

INDENTURE Assignment
1. Edmond Kinge of Scottowe, miller
2. Sir John Hobarte of Blicklinge, Kt. & Bt.
Land on which to set a mill with windmill now situate thereon and land now built upon in Scottowe.
18 December 1634

MEMORANDUM
Edmund Devoras of Northwalsham, miller agreed with John Fisher of Honing on behalf of John Hobart of Norwich, Esquire for remainder of terms of years of several leases of Scottowe windmill and Dwelling house there.
10 July 1655

INDENTURE Assignment
1. John Hobart late of Weybread (Suffolk) now of Norwich, surviving executor of Sir John Hobart of Blicklinge, Kt. & Bt. deceased and Sir John Hobart of Blicklinge Bt.
2. Edmund Defroes of North Walsham, miller
Piece of land to set a mill thereon and land and buildings thereon in Scottowe.
29 September 1655

Norfolk Record Office


Indenture 23rd January 1614: Godfrey & Martha Garrett to Thomas Lincolne - land for a mill

1614: Thomas Lincolne, miller

Deed of Assignment of lease 26th June 1616: Thomas Lincolne to William Colson - land for a mill

1616: Thomas Lincolne, miller

Deed of Assignment of lease 1st October 1617: William Colson to Thomas Smith - land for a mill

Indenture Assignment 20th March 1631: Thomas Smithe to Edmond Kinge - land for a mill and a mill

1631: Edmond Kinge, miller

Indenture Assignment 18th December 1634: Edmond Kinge to Sir John Hobart - land for a mill and a mill

1634: Edmond Kinge, miller

Agreement 10th July 1655: Edmund Devoras, miller agreed remainder of leases with John Hobart Esq.

1655: Edmund Devoras, miller

Indenture Assignment 29th September 1655: John Hobart to Edmund Defroes, miller

1655: John Hobart to Edmund Defroes, miller



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