Burnham Thorpe
postmill


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Burnham Thorpe postmill had a buck that was 21ft by 11ft and ran a single pair of French burr stones and a flour mill. A bake office was also run from the premises.


To Millers To be Sold by Private Contract
A Capital WINDMILL situate at Burnham Thorpe being a very populous part of the county of Norfolk & near the seaport towns of Wells, Burnham Overy & Brancaster & of which immediate possession may be had.
The length of the mill is 21 feet & the width 11 feet, with French Stones, Sails, Flour Mill & Going Gears complete.
The Mill will be sold either with or without the Land whereon it stands containing about half an acre and the purchaser may be accommodated with a dwelling house & Baking office at a fair rent if desired.
The Mill may be viewed on application to Mr. Philip Humphrey of Burnham Thorpe, the proprietor of whom or of Mr. Stokes at Fakenham further particulars & price may be had.
Fakenham, August 24, 1813.

Norfolk Chronicle - 28th August 1813

To be Sold by Auction By Thomas Platten At the Crown Inn,
Fakenham in the county of Norfolk On 4 November next at 4 o’c
(Unless disposed of in the meantime by Private Contract)
A Capital WINDMILL situate at Burnham Thorpe being a very populous part of the county of Norfolk & near the seaport towns of Wells, Burnham Overy & Brancaster & of which immediate possession may be had.
The length of the mill is 21 feet & the width 11 feet, with French Stones, Sails, Flour Mill & Going Gears complete.
The Mill will be sold either with or without the Land whereon it stands containing about half an acre and the purchaser may be accommodated with a dwelling house & Baking office at a fair rent if desired.
The Mill may be viewed on application to Mr. Philip Humphrey of Burnham Thorpe, the proprietor of whom or of Mr. Stokes at Fakenham further particulars & price may be had.
Fakenham October 20, 1813
Norfolk Chronicle - 23rd October 1813


To be Sold by Auction At the Crown Inn, Fakenham On Thursday
17 March next at 4 o’c
A Capital WINDMILL with French Stones, Flour Mill & Going Gears complete, situate at Burnham Thorpe & late the property of Mr. Philip Humphrey deceased.
The Mill is to be taken down & removed at the expence of the purchaser & may be viewed on application at Mrs. Humphrey’s. All persons having any demand on the estate & effects of the said Mr. Philip Humphrey are requested to send a statement thereof addressed to the Executors at Mr. Humphrey’s, Burnham Thorpe.

Norfolk Chronicle - 19th & 26th February & 5th March 1814

To be Sold
A Capital WINDMILL with French stones, flour mill & going gears complete, situate at Burnham Thorpe; the Mill is to be taken down & removed at the expence of the purchaser.
Apply to Mrs. Humphrey at Burnham Thorpe.

Norfolk Chronicle - 27th August & 3rd September 1814


1813: Philip Humphrey, miller & baker

August 1813: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

October 1813: Mill advertised for sale by auction

c.1814: Philip Humphrey, miller, died

February 1814: Mill advertised for sale by auction

September 1814: Mill advertised for sale and then to be removed



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