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Banningham post mill stood in Mill Road that was once part of Banningham Common, also known as Mill Common. The mill stood on a two storey roundhouse and had one pair of common sails and one pair of patent sails with a fantail that drove two pairs of French burr stones, a flour mill and jumper. A bake house was also situated on the property in 1831.


John Dugdale, miller of Banningham made a will on 5th March 1783 and it was proved on 19th April 1783.
He appointed Christopher West, a carpenter from Buxton, as sole executor.
Windmill standing on Banningham Common to Christopher West. He to sell the said Mill within six months of my decease if conveniently can be done, if not as soon as possible after.
The said Christopher West to pay himself the Mortgage now upon the said Mill, with interest & charges ...

The balance of the money to be divided between John Dugdale's wife (half), four brothers, one sister and his sister-in-law.


William Cranefield a farmer in Antingham made a will on 18th January 1839, he died on 25th April 1839 and the will was proved on 12th September 1839. Executors to the will were his wife Sophia, son William Cranefield and his good friend James Horsfield of Gunton, Gentleman. William Cranefield bequeathed
all that wind corn mill situate in Banningham together with all and singular, the going gears, tackle and appertenances to his wife Sophia. Mention is also made of his daughter ? Youngman. The mill was subject to a £1,000 mortgage.


To Millers
Banningham
To be Let Either for one or ten years at the Option of the Tenant & entered upon at Old Michaelmas day next.
A Good Dwelling house, Baking office, Granary & Premises with about nine acres of good Arable Land & an excellent Post Windmill containing two pair of stones, flour mill, requisite going gears & round house capable of holding upwards of 20 lasts of corn. The Mill is now in full trade, has an excellent home trade & has for years been fully employed in grinding corn for sale & private use. Banningham is situate within about three miles of Aylsham & North Walsham where there are held excellent corn markets.
For rent & further particulars apply to Mr. W. Cransfield, Antingham, near North Walsham; if by letter, post paid.
Norfolk Chronicle - 1st October 1831


Banningham, Norfolk
To be Let with Possession on the 11th day of October next
All that MESSUAGE or Dwellinghouse & FARM with the Granary, Stables & other Outbuildings & about 15 acres of LAND thereto belonging, together with the Round-house & Windmill thereon, situate at Banningham in the County of Norfolk. The Buildings & the Machinery in the Mill are in excellent repair & the Land is in a good state of cultivation.
For further particulars apply to Messrs. J.H. Tillett & Son, Solicitors, St. Andrews Street, Norwich.
Norfolk News - 20th July, 3rd, 17th, 24th & 31st August 1867


Houses etc.
TO LET at BANNINGHAM a POST WINDMILL driving 2 pairs of Stones; Winds herself; Good House & Premises; Seven Acres of good Land, with Immediate Possession.
Apply to J. Youngman, Baker, North Walsham.
Norfolk News - 21st January 1871


Preliminary Notice
To Millers, Merchants & others
Charles Feltham is instructed by the Trustees to Sell by Auction in the latter part of July a desirable ESTATE situate at BANNINGHAM comprising the well-known Post Windmill, now in full Trade, with good Dwelling House & Premises & several Pightles of Arable Land. The whole are now & have been for the last five years in the occupation of Mr. Howe.
Particulars in future papers.
Norfolk Chronicle - 12th May 1877


Banningham, Norfolk
Preliminary Notice
Charles Feltham is instructed to Sell by Auction in March next at the Angel Hotel, North Walsham
A most desirable Small ESTATE comprising excellent WIND MILL, DWELLING HOUSE & Premises with about 15 Acres of good Arable LAND containing excellent Jambs of Brick Earth & adjacent to the New Line of Railway. The Mill is in full trade, winds herself & is admirably situated.
Possession can be given at Michaelmas next.
On the Estate are Six excellent COTTAGES with large Gardens planted with choice Fruit Trees.
Full particulars in future papers.
Messrs. W.H. Tillett & Co. Solrs. Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 1st March 1879


Banningham, Norfolk
Adjacent to the New Line of railway
To Millers, Merchants & Others seeking a good Business or Investment Charles Feltham has received instructions to Sell by Auction on Thursday April 3, 1879 at the Angel Hotel, North Walsham at 5 for 6 o’c
A valuable ESTATE comprising good POST WIND MILL with good DWELLING HOUSE & convenient Premises & 15 Acres, more or less, of good Arable LAND, now in the occupation of Mr. Howe, whose Lease expires at Michaelmas next. On the Estate are also good COTTAGES with Orchards Gardens etc …
Lot 1. A POST WIND MILL standing in an excellent situation, driving two pairs of Stones with Spur Gear, Flower Mill & Jumper, two-floor Roundhouse, good DWELLING HOUSE, Farm, Stables, Gig house, Sheds & other Outbuildings & 1a.3r.8p. of good Arable LAND.
Lots 2, 3, 4 & 5 Land …
Lots 6 & 8 COTTAGE
Apply to the Auctioneer, North Walsham or to
W.H. Tillett & Co.
Solrs. Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 15th, 22nd & 29th March 1879 & 26th July 1879 with flour replacing flower


Banningham, Norfolk
Preliminary Notice
Charles FELTHAM is instructed to Sell by Auction at the Black Boys Hotel, Aylsham on Tuesday 29 July instant
A most desirable Small ESTATE comprising an excellent WINDMILL, DWELLING HOUSE & Premises with about 15 Acres of good Arable LAND containing excellent Jambs of Brick Earth & adjacent to the new Line of Railway. The Mill is in full trade, winds itself & is admirably situated. Possession can be given at Michaelmas next. On the Estate are Four excellent Cottages with large Gardens planted with choice Fruit Trees.
Full particulars in future papers.
W.H. Tillett & Co.
Vendors’ Solicitors, St. Andrews Street, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 19th July 1879


BANNINGHAM NEAR NORTH WALHAM. VOTES FOR NORTH NORFOLK.
To Millers, Merchants & others having Capital.
Charles Feltham is favoured with instructions to Sell by Auction in Seven Lots at the Bridge Inn, Banningham on Wednesday July 25, 1877 at 5 for 6 o’c, very desirable PROPERTY comprising goo Post Windmill with good Dwelling House & convenient Farm & other Premises together with 15 acres, more or less, of good Arable LAND; Two Lots of Cottages with capital Orchards, Gardens etc.
The Mill stands admirably for wind & is now in full Trade driving two pairs of New Stones, with Spur Gear, Flour Mill & Jumper, Round House etc. The whole Estate is now (& has been for the last five years) in the occupation of Mr. Howe, who has yet two years of unexpired lease.
Lot 1. Good Post WINDMILL driving two pairs of stones with spur gear, Flour Mill & Jumper, Roundhouse etc. DWELLING HOUSE & Premises & One Acre, Three Roods, Eight Perches, more or less, of LAND. The greater part of the Property is Freehold.
Particulars of W.H. Tillett & Co. Solrs. Norwich or of the ??????
Norfolk Chronicle - 23rd & 30th June, 7th, 14th & 21st July 1877


To Millers & Others
To be Let with possession at Michaelmas next, a valuable ESTATE at BANNINGHAM (midway between North Walsham & Aylsham) comprising a good POST WINDMILL with a substantial DWELLING HOUSE, convenient Premises & about 15 Acres of fine Arable LAND. The Mill stands admirably for wind, Winds itself & is now in full trade, driving two pairs of stones with spur gear & jumper. Two-floor Roundhouse, etc.
Apply to W.H. Tillett & Co. St. Andrews Street, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 23rd August 1879


Banningham, Norfolk
For Sale by Private Contract in One or more Lots,
A POST WINDMILL, DWELLING HOUSE, Barn, Stables & Outbuildings & about 15 Acres of good Arable LAND containing a valuable Jamb of Brick earth of which 6a.0r.19p. are Freehold & the remainder Copyhold. Also four Freehold COTTAGES with good Orchards & Gardens.
Apply to W.H. Tillett & Co. Solrs. Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 3rd June 1882


Banningham. About two Miles from Aylsham, Norfolk
Dwelling house, Barn, Stables, Gig house, Outbuildings, Four Cottages, Post Windmill & Enclosures of Arable Lane containing 15a.0r.33p.
Messrs. Hunter have received instructions to Sell by Auction in One Lot the above desirable ESTATE at the Royal Hotel, Norwich on Saturday July 28, 1883 at 3 for 4 o’c.
A Commodious Brick & Tiled DWELLING HOUSE with Barn, Stables, Gig house, Sheds & other Outbuildings, Orchard, Garden & three Enclosures of Arable LAND containing 9a.2r.15p.; also an excellent POST WINDMILL driving two pairs of stones, with capital driving gear & round house under the same in two floors. Of the 9a.2r.15p. of Arable Land 8a.0r.35p. are Copyhold of the Manor of Banningham, the residue Freehold.
Also … Jamb of Brick Earth … Four Cottages …
The above properties are situate next the Mill Road, Banningham.
Particulars of the Auctioneers, Norwich or of
W.H. Tillett & Co.
Vendor’s Solicitors, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 14th, 21st & 28th July 1883


To Millers & Others
FOR SALE, to be removed, a POST WINDMILL at Banningham, near Aylsham, with going Gear, Fly Tackle, two pairs of French stones, two Patent & two Cloth Sails.
Apply to Messrs. W.H. Tillett & Co. Solrs. Norwich
Norfolk Chronicle - 21st & 28th June 1884


O. S. Map 1885

O. S. Map 1885
Courtesy of NLS map images


1783: John Dugdale, miller, died

Index of Wills 1783: John Dugdale, miller

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

Bryant's map 1829: Windmill

October 1831: Mill advertised to be let with William Cranfield as owner

White's 1836: Robert Christmas Lee, miller

O.S. map 1837-38: Banningham Mill

18th January 1839
: William Cranefield, mill owner, died

Census 1841:

Charles Hayem (40) miller
Maria Hayem (30)
Maria Goose (10) independent
Robert Fearman (20) apprentice miller
John Canham (35) miller
Frances Canham (30)

White's 1845: Charles Heigham, corn miller

Census 1851:

Charles Hayem (50) b.Eye, Suffolk, miller
Maria Hayem (49) b.Felmingham
George Bunn (18) b.Felmingham, miller (nephew)
Maria Harcourt (29) b.Norwich, schoolmistress (lodger)

Thomas Farrow (25) b.Westwick, miller
Sarah Farrow (23) b.Banningham
Keziah Farrow (1) b.Banningham

Jesse Youngman (47) b.Honing, baker
Maria Youngman (42) b.Kennill
Thomas Youngman (19) b.Nth Walsham, miller
Maria A. Youngman (17) b.Crome
Emma Youngman (15) b.Banningham
William Youngman (13) b.Nth Walsham
Elizabeth Youngman (11) b.Swanton
Jane Youngman (7) b.Swanton

1853: Charles Heigham, miller

White's 1854: J. Spink, corn miller

White's 1864: Joseph Spinks, miller

1865: Samuel Woolerton, miller

July 1867: Mill advertised to be let

1868: Robert Girdlestone, miller

January 1871: Mill advertised to be let

1872: John Temple, miller

1872: Thomas Howe, miller

1875: Thomas Howe, miller

1877: Thomas Howe, miller

May 1877: Mill advertised for sale by auction with two years of unexpired lease

March 1879: Mill advertised for sale by auction with Thomas Howe, miller, in occupation

July 1879: Mill advertised for sale by auction at end of current lease

August 1879: Mill advertised to be let

June 1882: Mill advertised for sale by private contract along with 15 acres

July 1883: Mill advertised for sale by auction

June 1884: Mill advertised for sale to be removed

O.S. map 1890: Windmill (Corn)

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