Caister
north
postmill


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Caister north postmill had two pairs of French burr stones.


Tithe Award 1843
Owner: William Womack Branford
Occupier: ? Ballard

No. 129
No. 130
Cottage, mill & garden
Mill Piece, arable
Fields

To Millers.
To be disposed of by private contract, a Post Windmill, to remove. Drives two pairs of French burr stones & in thorough working order.
Apply Spelmans, Norwich & Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle - 31st August 1861


Spelmans
Post wind-mill to remove
Caistor near Yarmouth
On Wednesday October 2, at 3 for 4 o'c at the White Horse inn, Great Yarmouth
A POST WINDMILL TO REMOVE, drives two pairs of French Burr Stones and in regular working order.
Particulars of the Auctioneers Norwich & Yarmouth.
Can be seen on application to the Auctioneers.
Norfolk Chronicle & Norfolk News - 14th, 21st & 28th September 1861


Spelmans
Post wind-mill to remove
Caistor near Yarmouth
On Wednesday October 2, at 3 for 4 o'c at the White Horse inn, Great Yarmouth
A POST WINDMILL TO REMOVE, drives two pairs of French Burr Stones and in regular working order.
Particulars of the Auctioneers Norwich & Yarmouth.
Can be seen on application to the Auctioneers.
Norfolk Chronicle & Norfolk News - 14th, 21st & 28th September 1861


In 1861 the mill belonging to Mr. Branford was dismantled over a period of 5 weeks by 3 millwrights and one labourer, who all came from Norwich


Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

1830: William Womack Branford


Tithe Award 1843: Owner: William Womack Branford; Occupier: ? Ballard, miller

1860: Mr. Branford

August 1861: Mill advertised for sale to be removed

1861: Mill dismantled

1861: Mill sold to Mr. Sexton of Yarmouth for £47 10s

1861: Mill sold to Mr. Dunthorne of Rockland All Saints for £60

9th November 1861: Mill demolished

O.S. map 1928: Croft Farm

1970: Housing estate and secondary modern school built c.1955-65


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