Trunch
postmill


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Trunch postmill was working in the 1300s and 1400s.

Farm of the Mills & Market
Cost of the Windmill of Trunch
In the fee of William Stub for making a new axle for the windmill of Trunch for twelve days, 5s.; in the fee of John atte Chirche for the same work for eight days, 2s. 8d.; in the fee of Geoffrey Thurghard for the same work for two days, 10d.; in the fee of William Stub for making "lesalmes" of the wheels, corbells for the "melori" and making two new rods and "thurghschotes" and placing them, for twelve days, 5s.; in the fee of John atte Chirche for the same work, for thirteen days, 4s. 4d.; in eight "clothsplentes" bought for the same, 8d.; in one "goug" of sticks bought, 8d.; in the fee of William Stub for making and placing them, for one day, 5d.; in two inner and outer caps of iron weighing forty on pounds, 6s. 10d.; in renewing one "spyndell" and for one iron "rynde", 4s.; in the fee of Clement Kyng for making the walls of the mill house, in all, 12d.; in the expenses of divers of the lord's tenants for placing the aforesaid axle of the mill, 6d; in divers nails bought for the said mill, 13½d. Sum .... 33s.

Duchy of Lancaster. Ministers Accounts. A.D. 1391 - 1392
History of an East Anglian Soke (Gimingham), Christobel M. Hoare (Mrs. Ivo Hood) - 1918


The Manor and its records
By 1414 ...
In the course of this year the windmill at Trunch came to grief.
"26/8 from the old wood of the wind mill of Trunch, blown down by a great storm".
History of an East Anglian Soke (Gimingham), Christobel M. Hoare (Mrs. Ivo Hood) - 1918


The Chantry
In the Ministers Accounts for 1414-5 we get the balance sheet for the Chantry, which include heavy expenses for the repair of buildings, the remains of the old windmill of Trunch being purchased as timber for the same at a cost of 23s. 4d. ...
History of an East Anglian Soke (Gimingham), Christobel M. Hoare (Mrs. Ivo Hood) - 1918


1390: Mill working

1414: Mill blown down


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