Mill was one of the first of its kind in the county

Sculthorpe Mill astride the river Wensum near Fakenham  pic taken 19th july 1963  c13080  pic to be used in the edp dml 19th feb 2014 Sculthorpe Mill astride the river Wensum near Fakenham pic taken 19th july 1963 c13080 pic to be used in the edp dml 19th feb 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014
12:13 PM

In the second of a new Down Memory Lane series on local windmills and wind pumps, Sculthorpe Mill comes under the scrutiny of EDP librarian Rosemary Dixon.

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Standing astride the River Wensum about two miles from Fakenham, Sculthorpe Mill was one of the first of its kind in the county.

A stone bore the date 1757 and at one time it had belonged to the Townshend family. It had been in the Fairbairn family of millers for 50 years and was in use as a mill until 1947.

In 1963, when our picture was taken, it was to be sold at auction at Fakenham Corn Hall. It did sell on the day, for the respectable sum of £2,300.

If any reader has any further information, email rosemary.dixon@archant.co.uk or write to Rosemary Dixon, EDP Librarian, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich NR1 1RE.

Copies of this photography, C13080, can be obtained from EDP Offices.

The region in pictures - for more nostalgia pictures click here.

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