Market Street


Drainage Windpumps
Steam Mills

Shipdham Market Street postmill stood on the northeast side of the village

Robert Littleproud jnr, was the son of Robert Littleproud snr and Anne Littleproud. Robert jnr had 7 brothers James, John, William, Thomas, Jesse, Frederick and Alfred along with a least one sister, Sophia., James (b.1832, in Shipdham); John Littleproud (b.1845 in Cranworth), was the miller at Sporle_towermill; William emigrated to Canada, where he became a miller; Thomas became inkeeper & corn dealer at the Mill Inn, Stow Bedon; Jesse became miller at Shipdham, Frederick became the innkeeper at the Cattle Market Inn, Timber Hill, Norwich, while Alfred worked at and took over the Cranworth_smockmill when their father died c.1883.

O.S. Map 1891
O.S. Map 1891
Image produced from the service with permission of Landmark Information Group Ltd. and Ordnance Survey

Faden's map 1797: Mill

White's 1836: James Buckenham, corn miller, East End

Census 1841:

Samuel Harwood (35) miller
Mary Harwood (35)
James Harwood (6); George Harwood (5)
Anna Harwood (3)
Address: Market Street

James Stagg (19) miller (living at home with mother)
Address: Market Street

Census 1851:

John Woods (45) b.Eye, Suffolk, miller
Charlotte Woods (41) b.East Bradenham, miller's wife
Elizabeth Woods (11) b.Hardingham
Esther Aylmer (70) b.West Bradenham (mother in law)
Address: Mill, Letton Road

James Stagg (28) b.Shipdham, journeyman miller
Address: Market Street

Kelly's 1854: John Woods, miller

O.S. map 1891: Windmill (corn)

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