Walpole
Ely Manor
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Walpole had a postmill working in both the Ely Manor and Rochford's Manor 1200s.

The 3rd year of the reign of Edward I was 1250.


ELY MANOR
In the 3rd of Edward I the Bishop ... and about this time he was found to have ... the demean lands were 141 acres, a rood and a half of arable land, to be tilthed with two ploughs of 6 oxen each and three scots to harrow;
(SCOTS should be STOTS i.e. 2 to 3 year old bullocks) the meadow lands were 30 acres, with 17 of pasture, common of pasture in West Fen etc, the stock was 6 cows, one boar and sheep, one windmill ...
Blomefield's History of Norfolk - Hundred of Freebridge


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