Beeston next Mileham postmill

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Beeston next Mileham postmill had a 3 storey buck built over a roundhouse. In 1844 the mill had one pair of patent sails that possibly ran with a pair of common sails and these powered 2 pairs of 4ft French burr stones and a flour mill. A bake office was also in production on the mill premises.


Tithe Award map 1838
Tithe Award map 1838 as redrawn by Harry Apling

TITHE AWARD, 1842
Map 1838
Owner: James Norman
Occupier: Robert White

No. 167
No. 168
Mill, Pightle, Arable
Mill & Yard
2a. 3r. 28p.
1r. 12p.

£3. 13/-

BEESTON near Litcham
To be Sold by Auction by Mr. James Trundle on Monday 29 July 1844 at 4 o'c in the afternoon at the Plough Share Inn, Beeston By order of the Trustees for Sale under the Will of the late Mr. William Norman, deceased.
Lot 1. All that capital POST WINDMILL containing three floors with Roundhouse & 2 Patent Sails, 2 pair of 4 ft. French Stones, Flouir Mill & all requisite machinery & going gears complete & fitted upon the most improved construction, all in excellent condition, having been in use only seven years, together with the Dwelling house, Baking office, Yard, Garden, new built brick and tiled Barn, Stables, Cart lodge, Cow house & other convenient Outbuildings & four inclosures of highly productive Arable and Pasture Land adjoining containing together with the site of the Buildings 11a. 3r. 4p. with the Mill are Freehold & the remainder is Copyhold of the Manor of Mileham & Beeston on the part of Beeston.
Fine certain. Land Tax 6s. Quit rent 1s. 3d.
Lot 2. MESSUAGE ...
Possession will be given at Michaelmas.
Apply to Mr. Robert Ashby, East Walton, Messrs. L.W. Jarvis & Son, Solrs. Lynn or to the Auctioneer, Swaffham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 6th July 1844


BEESTON near Litcham
To be Sold by Auction by Mr. James Trundle on Monday 29 July 1844 at 4 o'c in the afternoon at the Plough Share Inn, Beeston By order of the Trustees for Sale under the Will of the late Mr. William Norman, deceased.
The following desirable PROPERTY situate at Beeston.
Lot 1. All that capital POST WINDMILL containing three floors with Roundhouse & 2 Patent Sails, 2 pair of 4 ft. French Stones, Flouir Mill & all requisite machinery & going gears complete & fitted upon the most improved construction, all in excellent condition, having been in use only seven years, together with the Dwelling house, Baking office, Yard, Garden, new built brick and tiled Barn, Stables, Cart lodge, Cow house & other convenient Outbuildings & four inclosures of highly productive Arable and Pasture Land adjoining containing together with the site of the Buildings 11a. 3r. 4p. with the Mill are Freehold & the remainder is Copyhold of the Manor of Mileham & Beeston on the part of Beeston.
Fine certain. Land Tax 6s. Quit rent 1s. 3d.
Lot 2. MESSUAGE ...
Possession will be given at Michaelmas.
Apply to Mr. Robert Ashby, East Walton, Messrs. L.W. Jarvis & Son, Solrs. Lynn or to the Auctioneer, Swaffham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 13th July 1844


c.1837: Mill built

Tithe Award map 1838: Mill

1842: Robert White, miller

1844: ? Case, miller

July 1844: Mill advertised for sale by auction


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