Dilham
postmill


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Watercolour c.1935
Watercolour painted c.1935

Dilham postmill stood on Mill Common a few hundred yards away from Dilham watermill and in the mid 1800s was using a single pair of patent sails mounted on a cast iron windshaft to power one pair of French burr stones.

The above painting is allegedly of the mill, however, although the mill was recorded as being open trestle and only having one pair of sails in the early to mid 1800s, a roundhouse and an additional pair of sails could well have been added in later years.

Notice re
George Harris late of Dilham, Miller, deceased

Norfolk Chronicle - 29th October 1814

Commission of Bankruptcy against
Christopher Goulder of Dilham, Miller & Flour merchant
Bankrupt ...
to surrender 14 November next ...

Norfolk Chronicle - 9th November 1816

Commissioners in a Commission of Bankruptcy bearing date 25 December 1816 awarded & issued forth against Christopher Goulder of Dilham to meet Monday 6 December next (& 27 December next) in Norwich ... First & Final Dividend.
Norfolk Chronicle - 13th November & 11th December 1824

To Millers
To be Sold or Let
A Desirable FREEHOLD ESTASTE consistong of a convenient Dwelling house, Post Windmill & about an acre & a half of Land situate at Dilham in Norfolk.
The property stands in an excellent situation for trade being near the navigable river to Yarmouth & within a short distance of North Walsham, a good corn market.
Apply to Messrs. Sewell, Blake, Keith & Blake, Solrs. Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 26th June & 3rd July 1830

To Millers
To be Let with Immediate Possession
A POST WINDMILL in excellent repair with convenient small Dwelling house & about one & a half acres of Land at DILHAM near North Walsham. It is a very desirable situation for an active & industrious man being in the neighbourhood of a good Corn Market & close to the Navigable River from Dilham to Yarmnouth & a considerable Trade may be carried on ata small expence to a great advantage.
Apply to Messrs. Sewell, Blake, Keith & Blake, Solrs. or Mr. Rump, Builder, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 26th August 1830

DILHAM near NORTH WALSHAM
Capital Freehold Property. Dwelling housees. Building Land.
Excellent Windmill with going gears complete.
To be Sold by Auction by C. Goulder at the Crown Inn, Smallburgh on Wednesday 24 July 1833 at 4 o'c.
Lot 1. A neat Double DWELLING HOUSE, substantial Post Windmill in complete repair & in full trade, with two small Inclosures of Land adjoining containing by survey 1a. 2r. 17p. now in the occupation of Mr. Mason & his undertanants.
The above Proiperty is all Freehold, is situate at Dilham near North Walsham & is subject only to a very small Land tax.
Particulars on application to Mr. Jedediah Barcham, Ridlington, Messrs. Sewell, Blake & Co. Solrs. & Mr. J. Rump, St. Stephens, Norwich or the Auctioneer, North Walsham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 13th June & 20th July 1833

Tithe map 1840
Tithe map 1840 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1841
Map, James Wright, Land Surveyor, Aylsham, 1840
Owner: James Gotts
Occupier: do

No. 15
No. 29
No. 30

Mill, Yard & Pightle
House & Garden
Pightle

Arable
Garden
Arable

0a. 3r. 20p.
0a. 0r. 34p.
0a. 1r. 26p.
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1a. 2r. 0p.

4s. to Vicar
5s. to Apprs.


DILHAM
To be Sold by Auction by Wm. Barcham & Son, Tuesday 27 June 1854 at Kings Arms Inn, North Walsham at 4 o'c.
A Valuable Post Windmill in good trade & substantial repair complete with one pair of large French Stones, one pair of spring patent sails, iron wind shaft & all other necessary machinery together with the barn, stable, pig-sty, cartshed, & pollard house & Inclosure of Freehold Arable Land on which the mill & other buildings stand containing by measurements 0a. 3r. 20p. Also near the mill ... dwelling houses etc. ...
Now in the occupation of James Gotts, the proprietor & of which possession may be had at Michaelmas next.
Apply to Mr. Wilkinson, Solr., North Walsham or the Auct
ioneer, Mundesley.
Norfolk Chronicle - 10th & 17th June 1854


DILHAM
To be Let. With immediate possession.
A Capital four-post-CORN-MILL, with Granary, Stables & Outhouses complete & a Dwelling House close by lately occupied therewith.
Apply to Mr. F. N. Deyns.

Norfolk Chronicle - 28th April 1860


DILHAM To be Sold by Auction
by Mr. Thomas Barcham on Thursday 7 August 1862 at the Kings Arms Inn, North Walsham at 6 o'c in the Evening.
By order of the Executors of the late Mr. Robert Buffham.
All that capital CORN WINDMILL standing in Dilham aforesaid with Granary, Barn, Stable, Piggeries & other requisites belonging thereto together with a Piece of first class Arable Land containing One Acre or thereabouts on which the said mill now stands.
Also Double Cottage adjoining or near thereto ... now in the respective occupation of Mr. Robert Page or his undertenants. Possession of the Mill & one of the dwellings can be obtained at Michaelmas next or within ten days after the sale if required.
Apply to Mr. F. N. Deyns, North Walsham or the Auctioneer, Mundesley.

Norfolk Chronicle & Norfolk News - 19th July 1862


DILHAM
To be Sold by Auction by Mr. Thomas Barcham at the Kings Arms Inn, North Walsham on Thursday October 4, 1866 at 6 o'c in 2 lots
Lot 1. All that capital POST WINDMILL driving one pair of large French Stones, situate in Dilham aforesaid together with the Barn, Outbuildings, Inclosure of Freehold ARABLE LAND on which the Mill & other Buildings stand containing 3 roods & 20 perches.
The above lot is now in the occupation of Isaac Watson at the yearly rent of £10.
Lot 2. Dwelling house ...
Apply to F. N. Deyns, North Walsham or to the Auctioneer, Mundesley.

Norfolk Chronicle & Norfolk News - 29th September 1866


DILHAM
To be Sold by Auction by Mr. Thomas Barcham on Thursday November 1st at the Kings Arms Inn, North Walsham at 5 for 6 o'c in the Afternoon in 2 Lots viz.
Lot 1. All that capital POST WINDMILL driving one pair of large French Stones, situate in Dilham aforesaid together with the Barn, Outbuildings, Inclosure of Freehold ARABLE LAND on which the Mill & other Buildings stand containing 3 roods & 20 perches.
The above lot is now in the occupation of Isaac Watson at the yearly rent of £10.
Lot 2. Dwelling house ...
Apply to F. N. Deyns, North Walsham or to the Auctioneer, Mundesley.

Norfolk News - 27th October 1866


DILHAM, Norfolk
To be Sold by Auction by
Mr. Thos. Barcham on Thursday August 26, 1869 at the Kings Arms, North Walsham at 6 for 7 o'c in the Afternoon, the following desirable Property viz.
Lot 1. A Valuable POST WIND CORN MILL with one pair of large French Stones, one pair of Spring Patent Sails, Iron Wind Shaft & all other ne
cessary Machinery, together with the Barn, Stable & other Buildings; & also the Inclosure of Freehold Arable Land on which the Mill & Buildings stand, containing by admeasurment 3r. 20p.
The above lot is now in the occupation of Mr. Isaac Watson.
Lot 2. Also near the mill ... DWELLING HOUSE ...
This lot in the respective occupation of William Pestell & Thomas Wiseman.
For further particulars & conditions of sale apply to Mr. F. N. Deyns, North Walsham or to the Auctioneer, Mundesley.

Norfolk News - 14th & 21st Augsut 1869


DILHAM
To Millwrights, Millers & others
Charles Feltham will Sell by Auction on Monday September 20, 1875 the CONTENTS of a POST WINDMILL as now taken down, comprising a pair of good French Stones, Patent Sails, capital Iron Shaft, Head Wheel, Brasses, Bolts, several cwts. of Iron, Oak Beams & Boards, Gripes, Cog Irons, Bins, Step Ladders & various other Mill Materials & several thousand capital BRICKS.
Sale to commence at 12 o'c.

Norfolk Chronicle & Norfolk News - 18th September 1875


Index of Wills 1633: John Willison, miller

October 1814: George Harris, miller - died

1816: Christopher Goulder, miller - bankrupt

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

June 1830: Mill advertised for sale or let

August 1830: Mill advertised to be let

1833: Robert Mason, miller

July 1833: Mill advertised for sale by auction

O.S. map 1836: Windmill

White's 1836: Robert Mason, corn miller

Tithe Award 1841:Owner & occupier: James Gotts, miller

White's 1845: James Gotts, corn miller

White's 1854: James Gotts, corn miller

June 1854: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1858: James Gotts, miller

April 1860: Mill advertised to be let

1862: Robert Buffham, owner, died

1862: Robert Page, miller

July 1862: Mill advertised for sale by auction

September 1866: Mill advertised for sale at auction in the occupation of Isaac Watson - rent £10 per annum

October 1866: Mill advertised for sale at auction in the occupation of Isaac Watson at a rent of £10 per annum

August 1869: Mill advertised for sale at auction in the occupation of Isaac Watson

1875: Mill dismantled

September 1875: Mill machinery and parts advertised for sale by auction

1972: John F. Taylor, Mill Cottage


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