Besthorpe
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Besthorpe Black Carr smock mill ran 2 pairs of stones

To Let at Diss.
Possession at Michaelmas next
A CAPITAL POST WINDMILL with patent sails, driving two pairs of Stones and winds herself.
A Stable & Cart lodge adjoining.
For rent & particulars apply to Wm. Bruton Neve, Miller, Besthorpe.
Norfolk News - 3rd & 31st August 1861


TO LET AT DISS
With Immediate Possession if required
A POST WIND MILL driving 2 pairs of French Stones, 4 Patent Sails & Winds itself, now in full Trade. Also
AT BESTHORPE
A PUBLIC HOUSE with Bake office & Smock TOWER WIND-MILL driving 2 pairs of French Stones, now in full Trade.
Apply to W. B. Neve, Besthorpe, Attleborough.

Norfolk News - 8th & 22nd March 1862


Local Bankrupts (From London Gazette)
William Bruton Neve, Besthorpe, Miller.
Norfolk Chronicle - 11th April 1863


There were also two other mills in the village, a postmill and a towermill


O.S. 1" map 1838: Mill

1861: William Bruton Neve, miller

1862: William Bruton Neve, miller

March 1862: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1863: William Bruton Neve, bankrupt  

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