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Bergh Apton postmill stood at Mill Farm in Mill Road and was also known as Yelverton Mill. In 1849 the two pairs of French burr stones were powered by 1 pair of patent sails and 1 pair of common sails on a new cast iron windshaft. By 1859 the pair of common sails had apparently been replaced by patent sails and it was stated that the mill had been used for grist production for some time. However, in 1874 the mill was once again advertised as having one pair of each type of sail on a new cast iron windshaft.


In 1849 the mill was advertised as having two pairs of French burr stones powered by 1 pair patent sails and 1 pair of common sails on a new cast iron windshaft. By 1859 the pair of common sails had apparently been replaced by patent sails and it was stated that the mill had been used for grist production for some time. However, in 1874 the mill was once again advertised as having one pair of each type of sail on a new cast iron windshaft.


William King made a will on 15th September 1800 and it was proved at Norwich on 2nd June 1801. The sole executrix was his wife Anne King and the windmill was left to her - And I give to my wife Ann my windmill. 


On Thursday last died at Bergh Apton, Morfolk, aged 49 Mr. John Green, miller.
Ipswich Journal - 10th November 1827


Tithe Award map 1839
Tithe Award map 1839 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1841
Map W.G. Jones, Surveyor, Loddon. 1839
Owner: Mary Hall, widow
Occupier: Thomas Hall

No. 11
No. 12
No. 13
Mill & Yard
House & Land
Allotment

Arable
do
0a. 1r. 7p.
0a. 3r. 11p.
2a. 1r. 38p.
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3a. 2r. 16p.



£1. 13s.

YELVERTON MILL
To be Let with Immediate Possession
An excellent POST WINDMILL at Bergh Apton in Norfolk, well situate for Trade, called "YELVERTON MILL" with Cottage & aboout 4 acres of excellent Land belonging thereto now in the occupation of Thomas Halls.
Apply to Messrs. Sewell, Blakwe & Co. Solrs. Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 11th September 1841


Berg Apton
To be Sold by Auction by Wm. Glasspoole on Wednesday 6 June 1849 at the Boars Head Inn, St. Stephens, Norwich at 6 o’c
A Capital POST WINDMILL
With two pairs of French Stones, new cast Iron Wind Shaft, 2 Spring & 2 Common Sails, capable of cutting 3 lasts per week.
Also a new built Brick & Tiled Dwelling House with convenient Outbuildings & about 3 ½ acres of excellent Arable Land thereto belonging, in the occupation of Mr. George Goff, who is under notice to quit at Michaelmas next.
Apply to Mr. Freestone, Solr. Norwich or to Mr. Glasspoole, Auctioneer & Estate Agent, Wymondham.


Bergh Apton near Norwich
J. M. Goff & Son are instructed by the Executors
To Sell by Auction at the Bell Hotel, Orford Hill, Norwich on Saturday October 22, 1859 at 3 o’c
All that desirable POST WINDMILL situate in Bergh Apton, now in full trade, together with a comfortable Brick & Tiled Dwelling House, convenient Outbuildings & about 3a.2r. of find Arable Land adjoining.


Day of Sale Altered
BERGH APTON near Norwich
J. M. Goff & Son are instructed by the Executors of George Goff deceased To Sell by Auction in One Lot at the Bell Hotel, Orford Hill, Norwich on Saturday October 29, 1859 at 3 o’c (& not on the 22nd as advertised last week)
All that desirable POST WINDMILL situate in Bergh Apton with two pairs of French Stones, Iron windshaft, & Spring Sails, all in capital order; together with a comfortable recently built Brick & Tiled Dwelling House; Also a Barn, Stables & other convenient Outbuildings & about 3a.2r.16p. of fine Arable Land adjoining. The above property is exceedingly desirable to any person requiring business, being in a good corn growing district & within five miles of the City of Norwich. A capital grist trade has been carried on for many years.
Possession can be given immediately if required.
Apply to Keith, Blake & Blake, Solrs. The Chantry, Norwich or to the Auctioneers, Loddon.

 

Situations Vacant
WANTED, an APPRENTICE to the Milling Trade. Small premium required.
Apply to J. DRAKE, Bergh Apton Mill, Norfolk.


Bergh Apton
By Order of the Mortgagee
To be Sold by Auction by Mr. Hunter
At the Kings Head Inn, Brooke in the County of Norfolk on Tuesday 29 August 1871 at 6 for 7 o’c
All those 2a.3r.31p. of LAND Copyhold of the Manor of Berg with Apton, fine certain; & a POST WINDMILL late in the occupation of Ebenezer Giles& now of John Drake
Particulars of Messrs. W.H. Tillett& Co. Solrs. St. Andrew Street, or of the Auctioneer, St. Andrews Hall Plain, Norwich.


Desirable Small Investment at BERGH APTON 7 miles from Norwich
Messrs. Butcher & Bowler (of Norwich & London) are favoured with instructions to Sell by Auction on Saturday March 28, 1874 at 3 for 4 o’c at the Royal Hotel, Norwich
All that well situated POST WINDMILL driving two pairs of French Stones with new cast iron wind shaft, 2 springs & 2 common sails. Also an excellent Brick & Tiled Dwelling House with convenient offices & outbuildings & 3a.2r.16p. of excellent LAND at BERGH APTON.
The above is well adapted for building purposes having a considerable frontage to the High Road & immediate possession can be had.
Particulars of Messrs. Fosters& Co. Solrs., Norwich & of W.H. Tillett & Co. Solrs. Norwich & of the Auctioneers.


Ogilby's map Kings Lynn to Yarmouth 1675: Mill

Faden's map 1797: Wind Mill

Index of wills 1801: William King, miller

Bryant's map 1826: Mill

November 1827: John Green, miller, died

Greenwood's map 1834: Mill

White's 1836: Hannah Hall, miller

1839: Robert Hall

Tithe Award 1841: Thomas Hall, miller

September 1841: Yelverton Mill advertised to be let

White's 1845: George Goff, corn miller

1849: George Goff, miller

June 1849: Mill advertised to be sold at auction

White's 1854: George Goff, corn miller

1858: George Goff, miller

October 1859: Mill advertised to be sold at auction

White's 1864: Ebenezer Giles, corn miller & farmer

1871: John Drake, miller

August 1871: Mill advertised for sale at auction

1971: Mrs. Hardcastle, Mill Farm


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