Winfarthing
postmill


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Winfarthing postmill stood well to the south of the village and was on the east side of the Shelfanger Road, almost in Shelfanger.

c.1890
c.1890

In 1871, the mill was dismantled. The sails and winding tackle were sold and the mill buck was moved to Bressingham by Herbert Burroughes, where he installed it beside his smockmill and used it as a steam mill. The mill buck can be clearly seen to the right of the smockmill.

All Persons indebted to Joh Jacob late of Winfarthing in the county of Norfolk, Miller, deceased, are desired to meet Mr. Henry Jacob of North Elmham in the said County, Miller, his Executor, on Monday the 26th Day of this Instant October at the Dwelling House of the late John Jacob aforesaid to pay their respective Debts ... and all Persons having any Demands ... in order to prove their Debts ...

Henry Jacob
Norfolk Chronicle - 3rd & 10th October 1772

G. FOST
Signatory to Notice re Increase in charges for Grist Grinding

Norfolk Chronicle - 24th November 1792


Tithe Award map 1841 as redrawn by Harry Apling
Tithe Award map 1841 as redrawn by Harry Apling

TITHE AWARD 1842
Map, Henry Calver, Surveyor, 1841
Owner: John William Jarrett
Occupier: do

No. 665
No. 666
No. 734
Further Mill Meadow
House, Mill & Meadow Mill & Yard
Pasture
do
do
0a. 32r. 0p.
0a. 32r. 15p.
0a. 1r. 14p.
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1a. 3r. 29p.
4s. Tithe
N.B. Nos. 665 & 666 relate to the smock mill

Miscellaneous
To Millers & Millwrights
For Sale very Cheap, several Parts of a Small Post Windmill (just taken down) comprising 4 patent sails, one mill post, self acting wind tackling complete, capital head wheel and several pieces of well seasoned timber etc.
Apply to Mr. W. Woodrow, Miller, Winfarthing, where the things can be seen.

Norfolk News - 15th April 1871


In 1871, the mill was dismantled. The sails and winding tackle were sold and the mill buck was moved to Bressingham by Herbert Burroughes, where he installed it beside his smockmill and used it as a steam mill.

1772: John Jacob, miller, died

1792: G. Fost, miller

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

O.S. map 1837: Windmill

1871: Mill dismantled

April 1871: Mill sails, fantail, head wheel etc advertised for sale

1871: Mill buck moved to Bressingham by Herbert Burroughes to be used as a steam mill


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