Mousehold Avenue


Drainage Windpumps
Steam Mills

Pockthorpe Mousehold Avenue postmill was an open trestle mill that probably stood on an artificial mound and ran a single pair of French burr stones.. When it was running, the road was known as Mousehold Lane, and the mill stood on the south side.

To be SOLD

A WINDMILL near Pockthorpe Gates, with Pair of French Stones with a Lease of five Acres of land whereon the Mill stands.
Fourteen years unexpired of the said lease.
For further Particulars enquire of Mr. William Humphrey at the New Mills.

Norwich Mercury - 19th & 26th December 1767 & 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 29th January 1768

To be sold windmill near Pockthorpe Gates with pair of French Stones with a Lease of 5 acres of land whereon the mill stands.
14 years of lease unexpired.
Enquire of Will Humphrey at the New Mills.

Newspaper advertisment - 1768

Cleer's Map 1696
Cleer's Map 1696
as redrawn by Harry Apling (incl. hand written notes)
Green Hills mill was beside the Aylsham Road

Cuningham's plan of Norwich 1558: Windmill

Braun & Hogenburg's map 1581: Windmill

Speed's map 1611: Windmill

Cleer's map 1696: Windmill

Kirkpatrick's map 1723: Windmill

December 1767: Mill advertised for sale

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

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