Binham
towermill



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Binham tower mill stood just to the south of the road leading from Binham to Westgate. Two pairs of patent sails powered 3 pairs of French burr stones, a flour mill and jumper, although it would appear that one pair of stones were being run by a 5hp steam engine.


WANTED
As an apprentice to a Miller
A Steady YOUTH of Respectable connexions not under Sixteen for the term of Three or Four Years.
A Premium will be required.
Apply to Mr. Frankling of Binham near Wells, if by letter, post paid.

Norfolk Chronicle - 17th February 1838


Situations Vacant
WANTED, a Single Man that well understands the MILLING & BAKING.
Apply Felix Frankling & Son, Binham Mill, Wells, Norfolk.

Norfolk News - 12th April 1862


Local Bankrupts (From LONDON GAZETTE)
Friday November 21
William Williams, Hindringham, Nfk. Miller.
Norfolk Chronicle - 29th November 1862


To Millers & others

Binham

To be Sold by Private Contract

A SUBSTANTIALLY BUILT BRICK TOWER WINDMILL with Patent Sails & Running Gear complete, driving three pair of French Burr Stones, Flour Mill & Jumper, with a Steam Engine of 5 horse power attached driving one pair of Stones. The Patent Sails are equal to new & all the Machinery is in good working order.

Also MESSUAGE or DWELLING HOUSE …

Also Double COTTAGE …

Also a Miller’s COTTAGE …

Also Inclosure of Arable LAND adjoining the above premises, the site of the said premises containing about 3 Acres.

There is a good permanent trade to the Mill & Baking Office & the Fakenham Corn Market & the Port of Wells are within convenient distances & the above concern offers a good opportunity for a person of capital & immediate or early possession can be had if required.

The Property may be viewed on application to Mr. Frankling, the Proprietor & further particulars had of Messrs. Kent, Watson & Watson, Solicitors, Fakenham, Norfolk.

Norfolk News - 17th December 1870


To Millers & others

Binham & Field Dalling

To be offered for SALE by Public Auction by

Messrs. BUTCHER at the Crown Inn, Fakenham on Thursday 13 April 1871 at 3 for 4 o’c

Lot 1. A substantially built BRICK-TOWER WINDMILL situate in Binham with patent Sails & running Gear complete, driving three pairs of French burr Stones, Flour Mill & Jumper, with a Steam Engine of 5 horse power attached driving one pair of stones, the patent Sails are equal to new & all the machinery in good working order.

Also a good Messuage or Dwelling House … Counting House & Bake Office & yards & Gardens at present unoccupied …

Also an Inclosure of Arable Land adjoining the above premises which with the site of the premises contains 2a.2r.11p. or thereabouts.

The Mill & Trade Premises are in the occupation of Mr. Felix Frankling, the proprietor & command a good permanent trade. Early possession can be had if required.

Property may be viewed on application to Mr. Frankling, the proprietor & further particulars of Messrs. Kent, Watson& Watson, Solrs. Fakenham & of the Auctioneers, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle & Norfolk News - 25th March, 1st & 8th April 1871



Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

White's 1836: Samuel Frankling, corn miller (residing in Westgate)

O.S. map 1838: Windmill

White's 1845: William Williams, corn miller (residing in Westgate) (Samuel Frankling, baker)

White's 1845: William Williams, corn miller (Samuel Frankling, farmer)

1856: William Williams, miller

1858: Felix Frankling & Son, millers & farmers

1858: Felix Frankling & Son, millers & farmers

1862: William Wiliams bankrupt

White's 1864: Felix Frankling jnr, miller

December 1870: Mill advertised for sale by private treaty

1871: Felix Frankling jnr, miller & baker

March 1871: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1871-72: Mill ceased to operate

1872: Felix Frankling jnr, baker


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