Bramerton
towermill



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Bramerton tower mill stood on Mill Hill, which was part of the Common and was built of brick c.1854. The mill had two pairs of patent sails and drove two pairs of French burr stones. One pair was 4' 4" and the other 4' 6".

Freehold Brick Tower Wind Mill, Dwelling House & land at Bramerton. Mr. Wilde is instructed to sell by Auction in early part of next month.
All that recently & substantially erected brick Tower Windmill with patent sails, 2 pairs of French stones. Double Dwelling House & half an acre of land on BRAMERTON COMMON, occupied by Robert Everson.
Apply to E. C. Bailey, Solr. or Auctioneer, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 17th & 24th June 1854


BRAMERTON
Freehold Brick Tower Windmill, Dwelling House & Land with possession at Michaelmas.
Mr. Wilde is instructed by the Mortgagees in possession under their power of Sale.
To Sell by Auction at the Star Inn, Norwich, on Saturday 4th September 1858 a 4 for 5 o'c.

All that newly & substantially erected BRICK TOWER WINDMILL with patent sails, 2 pairs of French stones 4 ft. 4 ins. by 4 ft 6 ins & going gears complete. Also a double Dwelling House & half an acre of Land all situate on Bramerton Common & occupied by John Diggens who is under notice to quit at Michaelmas next.
Apply to Mr. E. C. Bailey, Solr. Little Orford Street, or the Auctioneer, St. Stephens Street, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 28th August & 4th September 1858


To Millers
For Sale or Hire with possession at Michaelmas next
A BRICK TOWER WINDMILL with, Dwelling House, Stables etc. & half an acre of Land at Bramerton.

For particulars apply to Mr. E. C. Bailey, Solicitor, Norwich.

Norfolk News - 11th & 18th September 1858


Census 1861:
Entry 31: Woods End Public House
Entry 40: Hill House
Entry 53: Mill & house
Entry 58: Butcher
Entry 60: Day School

Windmill & Cottages
Bramerton near Norwich
Messrs. SPELMAN have received instructions to Sell by Auction on Saturday July 2, 1870 at 12 for 1 o'c at the Rampant Horse Inn, Norwich.

A Brick TOWER WINDMILL with a capital Double Cottage occupied by Mr. William Rogers at the annual rent of £30. There is also a shed & large garden containing altogether about Half an acre. Freehold. The Mill drives 2 pairs of stones, has patent sails, 2 nearly new & stands well for wind.
Particulars of Mr. Clement Taylor, Solr. Norwich & of the auctioneers Messrs. Spelman, Norwich & Yarmouth.

Norfolk Chronicle - 11th & 18th June 1870 & Norfolk News - 11th, 18th & 26th June 1870


Local Bankrupts:-
Wallage, J. Great Poringland & Bramerton, Miller

Norfolk Chronicle - 4th March 1876


Notice re Dividend in the Matter of
Joseph Wallage of Great Poringland & Bramerton, Miller & Merchant, adjudicated a Bankrupt on the 21st February 1877.

Norfolk Chronicle - 2nd June 1877


c.1854: Mill built

1854: Robert Everson, miller

June 1854: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1858: John Diggens, miller

1858: Mill advertised for sale


Census 1861: William Smith Green (35) b.Bacton? millers
Elizabeth Green b.Kenninghall
Address: Mill & house

 

1868: William Green, miller

c.1868: 2 sails replaced

1870: William Rogers, miller (previously at Brooke Mill Lane postmill in 1868)

June 1870: Mill advertised for sale


Census 1871: William Rogers (32) b.Saxlingham, master miller
Anna Maria Rogers (29) b.Yarmouth, dressmaker
William Rogers (5) b.Norwich, scholar
Sarah Pleasance Rogers (3) b.Brooke


1876: Joseph Wallage, miller, bankrupt



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