Carlton Rode
open trestle postmill

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Carlton Rode open trestle postmill was probably built in the 1700s. By the early 1800s a second postmill with a roundhouse had been built nearby on the same site.


Jonathan Knights snr was the father of Jonathan Knights jnr, miller at Hevingham_smockmill, who was born c.1787. Jonathan Knights snr had married Phoebe Hinchley in Carleton Rode on 26th November 1786 and he died intestate in 1801.

Notice to Creditors.  
John Knights, of Attleborough, in Norfolk, Miller and Baker, having assigned over his Effects to Jonathan Knights, of Carleton Rode, Miller, for the equal Benefit of his Creditors, the Creditors are requested to meet at the Cock in Attleborough, on Thursday the 24th of this Instant, April, at three o'Clock in the Afternoon, when the State of his Affairs will be laid before them, and the Assignment for the Execution. And all Persons who stand indebted to the said John Knights, are desired to pay the same forthwith to the said Jonathan Knights, or they will be sued for the same without further Notice. (Dated April 7, 1783.)

Norfolk Chronicle - 12th April 1783

To be sold by Auction By Mr. Parson On Thursday 25 June 1801
At the George Inn in New Buckenham at 4 o’c & entered upon at Old Michaelmas day next
All that capital well established POST WINDMILL & FLOUR DITTO in Carleton Rode in the county of Norfolk, now in the occupation of the widow Knights, together with the granary & mill-yard & small inclosure of arable land to the same adjoining, containing together upwards of One Acre of freehold land.

The tenant will show the premises & for further particulars apply to Mr. Phillippo of Carleton Rode or Mr. Knights of Attleburgh.
Norfolk Chronicle - 20th June 1801

Commission of Bankrupt against Robert Palmer, late of Carleton Rode, Co. of Norfolk, Miller.
To surrender 1 December at the Cock Inn, Attlenborough.

London Gazette- 8th - 11th November 1806


To Robert Palmer's Debtors
All persons who stand indebted to Robert Palmer of Carlton Rode, Miller & bankrupt to pay debts to Messrs. Richard & John Palmer the assignees ...
Banham, December 10, 1806.

Norfolk Chronicle - 13th & 20th December 1806


Commission of Bankrupt awarded & issued forth against

Robert Palmer late of Carleton Rode, miller, Dealer & Chapman & he being declared a Bankrupt …

To surrender 1 December next …
Norfolk Chronicle - 15th November 1806


Robert Palmer, late of Carleton Rode, Norfolk, Miller.
Dividend 7 August at the Cock Inn, Attlenborough.

London Gazette- 11th - 14th July 1807


To Robert Palmer's Debtors
Commissioners in a Commission of Bankrupt hearing date 30 October 1806 against Robert Palmer late of Carlton Rode, Miller, dealer & chapman ...
to meet 7th August next ...

Norfolk Chronicle - 1st August 1807


To be Sold by Private Contract. A freehold messuage in Carlton Rode, In Norfolk, with the baking office, granary stable etc.
Also two Windmills in thorough repair, near to the aforesaid messuage, one of them has a large round house. Mr. Robert Palmer, of Carlton Rode, will show the premises.

Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd August 1807


To be Sold by Private Contract
A Freehold MESSUAGE in Carleton Rode in Norfolk, with the baking office, granary, stable & other convenient outbuildings, in good repair, yards, garden & an acre of excellent land adjoining.
Also TWO WINDMILLS, in thorough repair near the aforesaid messuage, one of which has a large roundhouse.
The situation of the above mills is equal to any in the county for an extensive trade.
Also an INCLOSURE of Rich Arable LAND (copyhold) containing three acres or thereabouts, near the aforesaid premises.
Mr. Robert Palmer of Carleton Rode will shew the premises and possession thereof may be had at or before Michaelmas next.
Apply to Mr. Wm. Cockell, Solr. Attleburgh, Norfolk.

20 August 1807
Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd & 29th August & 5th September 1807

Commission of Bankrupt dated 30 October 1806 against Robert Palmer, late of Carleton Rode, Norfolk, Miller. Final dividend 24 April at the White Swan Inn in Saint Peter of Mancroft, Norwich.
London Gazette - 30th March - 2nd April 1811

Commission of Bankrupt against Robert Palmer, late of Carleton Rode, C. of Norfolk, Miller. Creditors to meet assignees at the Cock Inn, Attleborough on 20 October re legal matters
London Gazette - 10th - 13th October 1812

1783: Jonathan Knights, miller

Faden's map 1797: One windmill shown

1801: Jonathan Knights snr, miller, died

1801: Mrs. Knights, miller (widow)

June 1801: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Poll Book 1802: Robert Palmer, miller

November 1806: Robert Palmer, miller, bankrupt


1807: Robert Palmer, miller (also Carlton Rode Old Buckenham Rd postmill)

August 1807: Mills advertised for sale by private contract, one with a roundhouse

c.1807: Mill ceased working


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