Carbrooke
Mill Drift postmill
(later)


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Carbrooke Mill Drift postmill was built c.1837 to replace the earlier postmill that had been blown down in 1836. The mill had a roundhouse from which the bricks were later used to repair nearby Breckles Hall.


The mill stood to north of Northacre just outside the Caston boundary and actually within the parish of Carbrooke. It was approached from Northacre by the lane to the west of Foxhall Farm and from the Carbrooke Road by the track running westwards along the Caston/Carbrooke boundary, the entrance being opposite the track leading eastwards to the former Rockland Gap Farm. The mill was demolished long ago and indeed nobody can now remember it. The brickwork (presumably a roundhouse) survived longer than the mill itself and the bricks were sold and used in the repair of Breckles Hall by Mr. Hanbury. The adjacent Mill House was occupied by Mr. and Mrs. George Freston until about 1953 and has recently been demolished. The site has become part of a field.
A History of Caston Norfolk - John S. Barnes, 1974


Tithe Award 1844
Owner: Robert Holmes
Occupier: Robert Smith

No. 457

Mill Hill & Mill

Pasture

1a. 3r. 26p.

6/8d


Tithe Map 1844
Tithe map 1844 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

MICHAELMAS SALES by Messrs. Standley & Sons
CARBROOKE MILL
On Tuesday October 5, 1880
All the valuable Live & Dead FARMING STOCK & Effects of Mr. Atmore jun. who is leaving England.
Norfolk Chronicle - 4th September 1880


MICHAELMAS SALES by Messrs. Standley & Sons
CARBROOKE MILL
On Tuesday October 5, 1880
Household Furniture, Live & Dead FARMING STOCK & Effects of Mr. Edward Atmore jun. who is leaving England.
Norfolk Chronicle - 18th & 25th September 1880


MICHAELMAS SALES by Messrs. Standley & Sons
CARBROOKE MILL
On Tuesday October 5, 1880
Household Furniture, Live & Dead FARMING STOCK, Miller's Cart & Effects of Mr. Edward Atmore jun. who is leaving England.
Norfolk Chronicle - 2nd October 1880


Daniel Bullen is listed as a farmer only at Broadmoor Farm in Kelly's Directory of 1904


c.1837: Mill built to replace earlier postmill blown down in a gale on 29th November 1836

O.S. map 1838: Windmill

Tithe Award 1844: Owner: Robert Holmes; Occupier: Robert Smith, miller

White's 1845: Jonathan Knights, corn miller

White's 1854: Henry & Jonathan Knights, corn millers

1863: William Walker, miller

White's 1864: Henry Bocking, corn miller

Kelly's 1879: Edward Atmore, miller & farmer

1880: Edward Atmore, miller

September 1880: Effects of Edward Atmore, miller advertised for sale by auction due to emigration

White's 1883: Daniel Bullen, miller & farmer

Kelly's 1892: Daniel Bullen, miller (steam & wind) & farmer

Kelly's 1896: Daniel Bullen, miller (steam & wind) & farmer

Kelly's 1900: Daniel Bullen, miller (steam & wind) & farmer

c.1902: Mill ceased working

1925-30: Mill demolished and bricks sold and used by Mr. Hanbury to repair Breckles Hall

1951: Daniel Bullen died aged 105 and was buried in Stow Bedon churchyard

c.1953: Mr. & Mrs. George Preston moved out of Mill House

c.1974: Mill House demolished and site became part of a field



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