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Garveston postmill stood what was known as Garveston Heath or Mattishall Heath or Common. The mill had a roundhouse that was described as being lately built in 1813. The patent sails on an iron windshaft drove a pair of 5 ft French burr stones in the head of the mill and another pair of 4 ft stones and jumper in the tail of the mill. A separate flour mill was horse driven. The mill house stood some 2 furlongs from the mill.


To be SOLD by AUCTION
On Thursday next 7 th Day of July at the Red Lion Inn at Fakenham, between the Hours of 3 & 5 in the Afternoon (unless sooner disposed of by private contract)
Lots …. Little Snoring etc.
For Particulars apply to Mr. John Crisp, Attorney at Law, East Dereham.
Also to be SOLD
A Compleat WINDMILL standing on a Heath called Mattishall Heath, with a Messuage, Granary & other convenient Outhouses in Garveston; all in good Repair & well situated for Trade, with 3 Acres of fine Land adjoining, now in the occupation of Robert Dexter, with a Right of Common over very large & rich Commons.
Enquire of the said Mr. Crisp.

Norfolk Chronicle - 2nd July 1785

Robert Dexter married Mary Murrel in Garveston on 19th October 1749.  They are both buried at the church of St Margaret, Garveston- she on 1st September 1786 and he on 21st July 1805. Their son, Michael Dexter, was miller at Mattishall_Mill_Road_postmill.


To be SOLD
All that good accustomed WINDMILL in Garvestone in Norfolk, standing on the Common there called Mattishall or Garvestone Heath & now in the occupation of John Hipkin.
Also a Messuage or Dwelling House in Garvestone aforesaid wherein the said John Hipkin now dwells, with the barkhouse (bakehouse?) stable, granary, horse flour mill, cart lodge, yards, garden & two inclosures or pightles of land thereto adjoining, containing together by estimation three acres (more or less).
Apply to Mr. Thomas Bayes of Coston or Mr. Samuel Hipkin of Barnham Broom.
All persons to whom the said John Hipkin stands indebted are requested to meet at the White Horse, in Garvestone, on Monday 19 th of this instant August at 2 o’c in the afternoon & to bring with them an account of their respective debts.
And all persons who are indebted to the said John Hipkin are desired to pay their respective debts forthwith to the said Mr. Thomas Bayes, the said Samuel Hipkin or to Mr. Thomas Hipkin of Barnham Broom aforesaid, to whom the same debts are assigned in trust for all creditors of the said John Hipkin.

Norfolk Chronicle - 18th August 1793


To be Sold by Auction By Zach. Ingleton On Friday 27 July instant
At the Kings Arms, East Dereham, precisely at 4 o’c
Unless sooner disposed of by private contract
All that MESSUAGE or DWELLING HOUSE in Garvestone next that large & extensive rich common called Mattishall Heath, consisting of … baking office, large granary, horse mill to dress flour, stable, cow house etc. with three acres of exceeding good land adjoining. Also a good WINDMILL in full trade, with two pair of French stones, a flour mill etc. in high condition. The mill is about 2 furlongs from the dwelling house. This estate has a right of common & possession may be had at Michaelmas next, as the present occupier is then going into another way of life.
Enquire of Mr. Joseph Harley, the owner on the premises or Mr. Crisp, Attorney at Law, East Dereham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 14th July 1798


To be Sold by Auction by Zach. Ingleton On Tuesday 23 July instant at the White Horse in Garvestone between the hours of 3 & 5
Unless sooner disposed of by private contract of which notice will be given.
A Very good Dwelling house in Garvestone aforesaid, with a baking office, granary, stable & other necessary buildings in good repair, with 3 or 4 acres of rich land lying convenient. Also a CORN WIND MILL at a convenient distance from the said dwelling house, two pair of French stones & other going gears, horse & flour mill belonging thereto, all in the occupation of Mr. Joseph Harley, the owner. The mill is in full trade & well situated – the whole of the premises have a right of common over those large & rich commons in Garvestone aforesaid.
Enquire of the said Mr. Harley or of Messrs. Crisp & Son, East Dereham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 8th July 1799


To Millers
To be Sold by Auction By Z. Ingleton At the Kings Arms in East Dereham on Tuesday 24 th day of the present month of August
Unless previously disposed of by private contract of which due notice will be given.
A Very desirable SITUATION in the Milling Business, consisting of a capital Post Windmill situate in Garvestone, in the county of Norfolk, with Round House & Wheat Bins lately built & two pair of excellent French Stones & also Flour Mill & Going Gears complete & in good condition, together with near three roods of Land to the same belonging.
The premises are now in the occupation of William Margetson and possession may be had at Michaelmas next or sooner if required.
Apply to E. & G. Cooper, Attornies, Dereham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 7th, 14, & 21st August 1813


Tithe map 1839
Tithe map 1839 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1840
Map 1839
Owner: Robert Springall
Occupier: Himself

No. 38

Windmill, House, & Garden

Garden

0a. 2r. 15p.

16s. 6d.


Mr. Robert Springall’s Assignment
Notice to Debtors & Creditors of Robert Springall of Garvestone, Norfolk, Miller
Accounts to George A. Carthew, East Dereham
Daniel Alexander, Hingham
Solrs. to the Trustees
November 24, 1847

Norfolk Chronicle - 27th November 1847

Valuable Freehold Property situate at GARVESTONE & Mattishall Comprising a POST WINDMILL, Dwelling House, Buildings & Land which will be Sold by Auction by George W. Salter at the Kings Arms Inn, East Dereham on Friday 21 July 1848 at 5 o’c
GARVESTONE
Lot 1.
All that capital POST WINDMILL & Round House well situated for Trade, with Iron Shaft & Patent Sails, driving two pairs of French Stones, in excellent repair & well fitted up with Flour Mill, Jumper & all requisite going gears.
Also a substantial Brick & Tiled Dwelling House …
Also Stabling for 10 Horses, Gig, Harness & 2 Offal Houses & all other buildings in Garvestone with Yard & large Garden containing together with the sites of the buildings about 1a. 0r. 22p. in the occupation of Mr. Robert Springall.
Outgoings Land Tax £0.16.0
Rent Charge 16.6
Particulars of Mr. E.R. Grigson, Solr. Watton, Mr. G.A. Carthew, Solr. East Dereham or of the Auctioneer, Attleborough.
Preliminary advertisement 8 July 1848.

Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette - 15th July 1848

Salter & Simpson will offer for sale by Auction at the Kings Arms Inn, East Dereham, Friday 18 April 1856 at 5 o’c In Garvestone
Lot 1.
All that Capital POST WINDMILL & ROUNDHOUSE, well situated for Trade with iron shaft & patent sails, driving two pairs of French Stones, well fitted up with Flour Mill, Jumper & all requisite going gears in perfect order.
Also a substantial Brick & Tiled Dwelling House
Also stabling for six horses, gig, harness & two offal houses & other outbuildings with yard & large garden containing together with the sites of the buildings about 1 rood 22 perches, now in the occupation of Mr. Archibald Brasnett.
Apply to E.R. Grigson, Solr. Watton, G.A. Carthew, Solr. East Dereham, or the Auctioneers, Attleborough.

Norfolk Chronicle - 5th & 12th April 1856

Miscellaneous
To Millers

Mr. John Wilden Of Garveston Mill, Norfolk has a vacancy for a Young Man who has some knowledge of the trade.
Apply personally.

Norfolk News - 25th July 1857

Garvestone
To be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Salter, Simpson & Bacon at the Kings Arms Hotel, East Dereham on Friday 6 October 1865 at 5 o’c the following valuable Freehold Property in 2 lots.
In Garvestone. Lot 1.
All that capital POST WINDMILL & ROUNDHOUSE well situated for trade, with iron shaft & patent sails, driving two pairs of French stones, in excellent repair & well fitted up with Flour Mill, Jumper & all requisite going gears.
Also a Brick & Tiled Dwelling House
Also stabling for 6 Horses, gig, harness & two offal houses & all other buildings, in Garvestone, with yard & large garden containing altogether with the sites of the buildings about 1r.22p. now in the occupation of Mr. John Wilden, jun.
Freehold. Immediate possession.
Apply to Messrs. Grigson & Robinson, Solrs. Watton & the Auctioneers, Attleborough.

Norfolk Chronicle & Norfolk News - 30th September 1865

To Let
All the capital WINDMILL & Round house situated well for trade.
Also a capital DWELLING HOUSE, Pollard Houses, Granaries, Stables etc. & good Garden, situate in Garvestone. Rent low.
Apply to G. Greenwood, Breakfield Green, Garvestone.

Norfolk News - 14th October 1865

Garvestone Mill

Within 3 miles of Dereham, 1 mile of Yaxham & 1½ of Thuxton Railway Stations.

W.K. Francis is favoured with instructions to Sell by Auction on Monday January 17, 1870 a large quantity of Wrought & Cast Iron, Brass & Wood comprising all the excellent Gearing, Fittings and woodwork arising from the above Mill, two pairs of capital French Nutmeg Burr Stones (5 feet & 4 feet)

About 15,000 bricks …

The Iron work includes – Windshaft, ten pin head, sack tackling, stone spindles, stone nuts, regulators, fork wheel & gear, stone rollers & blocks, nut & rigger, clamps, striking rods, anchors, gripes, harp irons, bearers, rollers, stays, travellers, cross, a large assortment of bolts, bars & sundry iron, lot of brasses, necks, bridging pots etc.

The wood consists of 4 sails, 2 stocks (one new), head & tail wheels, 2 backs, flour mill, mill post, beams, crosstrees, crown tree, spars, uprights, cladding, vanes & about 50 lots of sundry wood.

The greater portion of the above is in a good state of preservation & will be Sold without the slightest reserve in consequence of the Proprietor being anxious to have the ground cleared at once.

Selling commences at 1 o’c pm. prompt.

Offices, Commercial Road, East Dereham.

Norfolk News - 8th & 15th January 1870


O.S. Map 2008
O.S. Map 2008
Image reproduced under licence from Ordnance Survey

1785: Robert Dexter, miller

July 1785: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1793: John Hipkin, miller & baker

1793: John Hipkin, miller - insolvent

August 1793: Mill advertised for sale

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

1798: Joseph Harley, owner miller & baker

July 1798: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1799: Joseph Harley, owner, miller & baker

July 1799: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1813: William Margetson, miller

August 1813: Mill advertised for sale by auction

8th May 1814: William Margetson's daughter baptised with father's occupation given as miller

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

1834-40: Robert Springhall, miller also working tenant at Yaxham postmill

White's 1836: Robert Springall, miller & baker

Tithe Award 1840: Owner & occupier: Robert Springall, miller

White's 1845: Robert Springall, miller & baker

1845-57: Robert Aldous Springhall, miller also working tenant at Yaxham postmill

1847: Robert Springall, miller - insolvent

July 1848: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1853: Archibald Brasnett, miller

White's 1854: Archibald Brasnett, corn miller

1856: Archibald Brasnett, miller

April 1856: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1856: Mill bought by John Wilden snr of Norwich Rd., Dereham

1857: John Wilden snr, miller

1858: John Wilden snr, miller

1863: James Darby, miller

White's 1864: James Darby, corn miller

1865: James Darby, miller

1865: John Wilden jnr, miller

September 1865: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1865: George Greenwood, miller

October 1865: Mill advertised to be let

1868: George Greenwood, miller

1869: Mill dismantled

January 1870: Dismantled mill fabric & machinery advertised for sale by auction

1872: Windmill House was formerly the Mill Inn


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