Carbrooke
Mill Lane postmill


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Carbrooke Mill Lane postmill was replaced by a towermill that was built built for Richard Dewing J.P., D.L. of Carbrooke Hall in 1856. The mill had roundhouse and in 1839 had 2 patent sails that drove 2 pairs of stones, a flour mill and jumper.


To be Sold by Auction By Wm. Parson At the Crown Inn, Watton
On Wednesday August 21 at 4 o’c
A Desirable ESTATE comprising a compact WINDMILL in full trade, with two pair of stones, flour mill, going gears etc. complete, together with about 2 acres of arable land; also a cottage & necessary outbuildings, situate at Carbrooke in Norfolk, a good corn country & within two miles of the market town of Watton & about five miles from Hingham & Shipdham & now in the occupation of Mr. John Dearsley who will give possession at Michaelmas next.
Apply to Mr. John Ringer at Honingham, Benjamin Wilkinson, Flordon, W. Parson, the Auctioneer or Mr. John Dearsley who will shew the premises.

Norfolk Chronicle - 3rd & 17th August 1811

WILLS proved in the Consistory Court of Norwich.
Youngs, William Carbrooke
Executors:- Wife, Martha
All to wife, Martha
Will dated 28 October 1811
Proved at Hingham, 10 October 1814.


Notice re:
Carbrooke Water Mill
John Dearsley, at Carbrooke Mill Lane Post Mill 1811
Norfolk Chronicle - 4th November 1826


To Millers & others
To be Sold by Auction by Mr. Chambers at the George Inn, Watton on Wednesday 4 May next at 4 o’c (Unless sooner disposed of by Private Contract)
All that substantially built brick & tiled MESSUAGE with the Barn, Stable, Outhouses & Land thereto adjoining, containing altogether 1a. 2r. 9p. together with a capital POST WINDMILL, Driving two pairs of Stones, with Flour Mill, Jumper & all requisite Machinery in excellent condition, standing on the said Premises, the whole eligibly situate at Carbrooke in the said county, within a short distance of the Market Town of Watton aforesaid & now in the occupation of Mr. M. Hardy, the Proprietor.
The Messuage & Outbuildings, Windmill & 2r. 9p. of Land are Freehold & the residue Copyhold of the Manor of Carbrooke late of the Hospital of Saint John.
Apply to Mr. W. Drake, Solr. East Dereham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 23rd & 30th April 1831


To Millers & Bakers
Carbrooke near Watton
To be Sold by Auction by Robert Baley on Wednesday 14 August 1839 at the Bull Inn, Watton, Norfolk at 6 o’c
A Capital POST WINDMILL with two Patent Sails & two pair of French Stones abreast & Flour House & Baking Office, all in excellent repair, situate in Carbrooke near the Turnpike road there, with a substantial dwelling house, a new erected lead pump & requisite outbuildings all in good repair, with a good Garden well planted with choice fruit trees & about 2 acres of excellent land adjoining, part Copyhold, fine certain, the rest freehold & now in the occupation of Mr. Edmund Land the Proprietor.
Apply to Mr. Edmund Land, Mr. John Land, Watton Green, Mr. Grigson, Watton or the Auctioneer.
Norfolk Chronicle - 27th July & 10th August 1839


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

Tithe Award 1844
Owner: Edmund Land
Occupier: do

No. 278

House, yards, mill etc.

garden

1a. 2r. 9p.

4/-


Post Windmill, Garden & Land at Carbrooke etc.
Wm. Spelman & Son have the honour to announce that they are instructed by the Trustees for Sale under the Will of Mr. John Land deceased to Sell by Public Auction on Wednesday 22 September 1847 at the George Inn, Watton at 5 o’c
In Carbrooke
Lot 3. A Post Windmill with roundhouse, 2 patent sails, drives two pairs of stones, flour mill etc. Dwelling house & garden well planted & a piece of Arable Land containing altogether 2 acres situated near the Watton & Hingham turnpike road, in the occupation of Mr. Edmund Land.
Norfolk Chronicle - 11th September 1847


Post Windmill, Garden & Land at Carbrooke etc.
Wm. Spelman & Son have the honour to announce that they are instructed by the Trustees for Sale under the Will of Mr. John Land deceased to Sell by Public Auction on Wednesday 29th instant 1847 at the George Inn, Watton at 5 o’c (instead of the 22 nd as before advertised, the dinner for Mr. Bagg’s friends at Watton being fixed for the former day)
In Carbrooke
Lot 3. A Post Windmill with roundhouse, 2 patent sails, drives two pairs of stones, flour mill etc. Dwelling house & garden well planted & a piece of Arable Land containing altogether 2 acres situated near the Watton & Hingham turnpike road, in the occupation of Mr. Edmund Land.
Norfolk Chronicle - 18th & 25th September 1847


Sale Catalogue
Wm. Spelman & Son at the George Inn, Watton, September 29, 1847 at 5 o’c
Watton Green Estate.
Lot 3. In Carbrooke
A Post Wind Mill with roundhouse, 2 patent sails, drives 2 pairs of stones, flour mill etc. Dwelling house & outbuildings, a garden well planted & a piece of Arable Land containing altogether about 2 acres, situate near the Watton & Hingham Turnpike Road, in the occupation of Mr. Edmund Land.
The Messuage, Outbuildings, Windmill & 0a.2r.9p. of Land are Freehold & the residue Copyhold of the Manor of Carbrooke late of the Hospital of St. John. Fine certain.
Rent charge payable to the Vicar of Carbrooke 4s.
Deposit of Basil Cozens-Hardy at the NRO - 8th April 1975


Faden's map 1797: Windmill

1811: John Dearsley, miller, also at Carbrooke watermill

August 1811: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Index of Wills 1814: William Youngs, miller

1820: Thomas Whidby, miller

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

1831: Michael Hardy, miller

April 1831: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

White's 1836: Edmund Land, corn miller

1839: Edmund Land, miller

August 1839: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Census 1841:

Edmund Land (36) miller
Jane Land (26)
Esther Colver (25) independent
Susan Hammond (22) servant
Amy Colton (15) servant
Address: By the turnpike

Tithe Award 1844: Edmund Land, owner & occupier

White's 1845: Edmund Land, corn miller

1846: Edmund Land, miller

1847: Edmund Land, miller - later moved to Stow Bedon smockmill and then East_Wretham_towermill

September 1847: Mill advertised for sale by auction due to the death of John Land, owner

1850: Henry Knights, miller

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

1856: mill demolished and replaced by a towermill



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