Loddon Postmill
Stood in Mill Road and was known as Pye’s Mill.


Loddon Smockmill
Sometimes known as Chapman’s Mill stood in Mill Loke and was demolished c.1904

News from the past . . .

To be SOLD
A Very good WATER-MILL, WIND-MILL, DWELLING-HOUSE & about nine Acres of Land at Loddon in Norfolk. The situation of the above Watermill is so well known, that it is needless to point it out to the Public. For Particulars apply to Messrs. FOSTER, SON & UNTHANK, Attornies in Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle – 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd May 1784

One of the earlier known millers was William Burton snr who was born in Colton c.1774. He first married Sarah King but there are virtually no known details of this liason. His second wife was Mary Rush who was born c.1777 in Banham. William had at least four children – Sarah Ann Burton bapt 8th July 1803; William Burton bapt 5th May 1803 (died soon after birth); William Burton jnr bapt 27th June 1809 Loddon; Esther Burton born c.1823 Loddon.

William jnr worked as miller with his father for many years. He married Elizabeth Napp (born c.1818) on 25th December 1837 at Loddon. Before Elizabeth died (buried 18th August 1840), they had one child, Elizabeth, who went on to marry Arthur Trollope at Newton Flotman on 11th May 1858. She died at New Lakenham 17 years later on 23rd April 1875.

William Burton snr. died in 1852 and was buried in Loddon churchyard beside 2nd wife Mary and 2 daughters Martha and Esther. William left instructions that both the towermill and the watermill along with the land should be sold with £1,000 of the proceeds to be invested in government stock.LODDON MILLS
To be Let on LEASE from April 6, 1853
A BRICK TOWER MILL and a WATER MILL with Dwelling House, Barn, Stable and about 10a. of Land
Application to be made by letter stamped and directed to A.B. to be left at the Post Office, Loddon.
Norfolk Chronicle – 4th December 1852

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