Croxton

(Near Fulmodeston)
postmill



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Croxton postmill was built some time before 1803 when it was taken over by Edmund Nurse, formerly of Weybourne_watermill. The mill ran two pairs of French burr stones and a flour mill. When advertised to be let in 1837 the mill was producing 50 - 60 coombs per week and by 1875 an iron windshaft had been fitted.
A bakehouse was operating on the same site by 1837, was still operating in 1864 but had been discontinued by 1875.


To be Sold by Private Contract With Possession at Michaelmas next
A POST WINDMILL with two pair of French Stones, Flour Mill & going gears all in good repair, with dwelling house, stable, granary & other conveniences & one acre & a half of land, all Freehold, situate in the parish of Croxton with Fulmodeston, near Fakenham, Norfolk.
Apply to Thomas Youngman, Millwright, Letheringsett or Edmund Nurse of Croxton aforesaid.
Norfolk Chronicle - 9th May 1818


To be Sold by Auction on 5 August 1834 at the Brown’s Arms Inn, Fulmodeston.
A dwelling house with yard, stable and cart lodge, and about one acre of land adjoining.
Also a Post Windmill in good repair and in full trade, standing on the said land.
Norfolk Chronicle - 26th July 1834


Mill & Bake Office To Let. With Possession at Michaelmas next
An excellent POST WINDMILL in Full Trade situate at CROXTON in Fulmodeston in the county of Norfolk, driving two pair of French Stones, with Flour Mill complete.
Also a good Dwelling house, Bake office, Granary etc. & now in the occupation of Mr. Edward Adams, where an excellent Retail & Bag Trade of from 50 to 60 coombs per week have been carried on up to the present time.
Apply to Mr. Joshua Mayston, Miller, North Elmham
Norfolk Chronicle - 26th August 1837


Fulmodeston
To be Let. With Immediate Possession. For a term of Years.
A commodious POST WIND-MILL driving two pair of stones, together with a Dwelling house & Bake office & about 1 acre of Land, situate in the parish of Fulmodeston within 3 miles of Fakenham, where an extensive trade has been carried on.
Apply to Mr. J. Mayston, Miller, North Walsham or to Mrs. Mayston No. 5 Hamlet Place, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 20th & 27th April 1839


Croxton Mill near Fakenham
To be Let
A POST WINDMILL driving two pairs of Stones, with a good Mill House, Bake Office, Stable & Cart Shed attached & about 2 acres of Land late in the occupation of Edward Adams in which a very excellent trade has been carried on.
Apply to Messrs. Beckwith, Dye & Kitton, Solrs. St. Martin at Palace or to Mr. Bridge, Pottergate Street, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 10th August 1839


To be Sold by Private Contract
All that Valuable Freehold Property known as the “Croxton Mill” with the House, Stables & Outbuildings & one & a half acre of Land.
The Mill, House & Premises have lately been thoroughly repaired at a considerable expense.
Apply to Messrs. NURSE & DERRY, Solrs. St. James’s Street, Lynn.
Lynn Advertiser - 17th April 1875


Houses etc.
TO BE SOLD, a Powerful Post WINDMILL driving two Pairs of excellent French Stones, lately fitted with Iron Shaft & put into good repair. Now doing a good Bag Trade. Stands well for Wind. In the Parish of Fulmodeston, Norfolk. Good Dwelling house, large Garden & Pightle of good Land, together containing One Acre & a Half. Possession at Michaelmas.
For Particulars apply to Mr. R. Mayston, 18 Oxford Street, Norwich.
Norfolk News - 17th & 24th April & 7th August 1875


Fulmodestone near Fakenham
A capital & powerful POST WINDMILL driving two pairs of excellent French Stones, lately fitted with Iron Shaft & put into good repair, now doing a good Bag Trade. Also a Dwelling house with large Garden & Pightle of excellent LAND containing together about 1a.1r.0p.
Messrs. Butcher & Bowler (of Norwich & London) are instructed to Sell by Auction at the Royal Hotel, Norwich on Saturday September 25, 1875 at 1 for 2 o’c the above mentioned valuable Freehold Property in the occupation of Mr. James West at a rental of £20 per annum.
Possession at Michaelmas.
Particulars of Messrs. Blake, Keith & Blake, Solrs. Norwich, or the Auctioneers, Theatre Street, Norwich & New Craven Chambers, Craven Street, London, W.C.
Norfolk Chronicle, Norfolk News & Lynn Advertiser- 18th September 1875


This Day
Messrs. BUTCHER & BOWLER (of Norwich & London) will Sell by Auction At the Royal Hotel, Norwich on Saturday September 25 at One for Two o’c in the Afternoon
A Capital Post WINDMILL with DWELLING HOUSE & Land at FULMODESTON near Fakenham, Norfolk,
As advertised in last week’s papers.
BLAKE, KEITH & BLAKE,
Vendors Solicitors, Norwich.
Norfolk News - 25th September 1875


Houses etc.
TO MILLERS
To be Let, CROXTON MILL, Fulmodeston.
The powerful Post mill driving two pairs of French Stones, lately fitted with iron shaft & repaired. Good Miller’s House, Stable, Cart Lodge, large Garden, a pightle of Land together containing one acre & a quarter. Possession on the 11th October.
Apply R. Mayston, 18 Oxford Street, Norwich
Norfolk News - 2nd October 1875


Fulmodeston with Croxton
Desirable Dwelling House, Mill & Land
Mr. John Long has received instructions to Sell by Auction on Thursday 4 March 1880 at 4 for 5 o’c at the Crown Hotel, Fakenham
All that substantially built Brick & Tiled DWELLING HOUSE with Baking office, Stable, Cart lodge & capital POST WINDMILL driving two pair of Stones, fitted with all requisite Machinery & in good repair, standing in an Inclosure of Pasture LAND containing together with the Site of Buildings 1a. 1r. 17p. or thereabouts, now in the occupation of the Proprietor, Mr. Walter Tilney.
The above Property is Freehold & arrangements can be made for immediate possession.
Apply to the Auctioneer, Dunton, Fakenham or to Mr. Loynes, Solr. Wells, Norfollk
Norfolk Chronicle - 28th February 1880


Frederick William Kemp was born in 1841 and was master miller at Elsing_watermill when he married in 1868. He ran Witton_(Blofield_postmill from 1879 - 1879, then Croxton postmill and towermill from 1883 - 1890 and was at Strumpshaw smockmill in 1896.


1803-1818: Edmund Nurse, miller

May 1818: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

Bryant's map 1826: Mill

August 1834: Mill advertised for sale by auction

White's 1836: Edward Adams, corn miller

August 1837: Mill advertised to be let along with bakehouse

April 1839: Mill advertised to be let along with bakehouse

August 1839: Mill advertised to be let along with bakehouse

White's 1845: William Adams, corn miller

White's 1854: Money Sendall, corn miller

White's 1864: John Coleman, miller, baker & shopkeeper

1875: James West, miller

April & August 1875: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

September 1875: Mill advertised for sale by auction

October 1875: Mill advertised to be let

Kelly's 1879: Walter Tilney, miller, Croxton mill

1880: Walter Tilney, miller

February 1880: Mill advertised for sale by auction

White's 1883: James West, miller & farmer; & Bardney

1883: Frederick William Kemp, miller (left Witton postmill in 1879)

1885: Mill demolished by William Kemp in order to be replaced by a towermill on same site



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