It is known that there have been three mills in Tharston; a water mill, a tower mill and a postmill. The Norfolk Mills website is an excellent source of information with the links below:
There are many details of the Tharston mills in the website named above - including mill details, millers, sales, bankruptcy, wills and a chronology of events in the mills' lives.
Anyone with any information on this photo or has any other photographs or pictures relating to Tharston mills please make Contact.
The picture below is one that the current occupants of the Mill House have in their possession, the date is unknown.
... and this is what it is like today :
From the 1841 to 1911 Census Returns we can get the names of the millers and their families who occupied the Tharston Water Mill which is transcribed to a MS Word document.
The fourth mill - Paul Cattermole, in his history of Tharston, states:
So we are missing a windmill! However, a recent conversation has revealed that there may have been a windmill somewhere near The Plump - still investigating ...
Grain grown in the village needed to be ground into flour; and Domesday refers to a mill in Tharston, doubtless a water-mill on the site of the existing mill. At various times there have been at least three windmills in the parish: one near the water-mill, another in the loke joining Long Lane (formerly Haycroft Lane) and the Low Tharston road, and a third at Highfields.