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Gimingham post mill stood to the north of Gimingham_watermill in Windmill Road and was next to Home Farm and possible stood on the site of one of the earlier_postmills in the village. The postmill and the watermill were worked together until c.1877. The mill had common sails and used 10½ yards of cloth meaning that each sail was 31 ft 6 ins long. The sails powered a single pair of 4 ft 10 ins French burr stones and a flour mill.

The windmill was worked in conjunction with the nearby watermill until 1877.


To by Sold by Auction By Edward Mayer On Thursday 5 February
Next at the Cross Keys in North Walsham, precisely at 4 o’c
(Unless sooner disposed of by private contract)
All those Capital WATER & WIND MILLS with a good Dwelling house & other convenient buildings, yards & garden thereto belonging, situate & being in Gimingham in the county of Norfolk, now in the occupation of Mr. John Bond under lease for a term of which 4 years will be unexpired at Michaelmas next. The Mills, Dwelling house & buildings have been erected within a few years, are all freehold & very moderately assessed to the land tax.

Apply to Messrs. Foster, Son, Unthank & Foster, Attornies, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 24th & 31st January 1801

To be Sold
A Very desirable Freehold ESTATE at Gimingham in Norfolk, comprising a good Dwelling house, a very capital water mill & a wind mill with the stones & going gears to the same belonging & all in complete repair, in the occupation of Mr. John Bond & of which possession may be had at Michaelmas next.
Gimingham is an excellent corn country & the situation is very convenient for carrying on an extensive trade.

Apply to Mr. Wm. Forster, attorney at North Walsham in the said county.
Norfolk Chronicle - 13th April 1805


TO BE SOLD

A Very defirable Freehold ESTATE, at Gimingham, in Norfolk; comprifing a good Dwelling-houfe, a very capital water-mill; & a wind-mill, with the ftones and going geers to the fame belonging, all in complete repair, in the occupation of Mr. John Bond, and of which poffeffion may be had at Michaelmas next.
Gimingham is in an excellent corn country, and the fituation is very convenient for carrying on an extenfive trade.
For price and further particulars apply to Mr. Wm. Forfter, attorney, at North Walfham, in the faid county.

Norfolk Chronicle - 20th April 1805


Capital Mills. To be sold by Auction By Edward Mayer
On Thursday 18 July 1805 at 4 o’c At the Angel in North Walsham
All those water & wind mills called GIMMINGHAM MILLS with the stones & going gears to the same belonging, & an excellent Dwelling house adjoining the water mill, all in complete repair, in the occupation of Mr. John Bond & of which possession may be had at Michaelmas next. Gimmingham is in an excellent corn country & the situation is very convenient for carrying on an extensive trade.

Apply to Mr. Wm. Forster, attorney at North Walsham aforesaid.
Norfolk Chronicle - 6th & 13th July 1805

Capital Mills & Baking Office To be Sold
All those Water & Wind Mills called GIMMINGHAM MILLS with the stones & going gears to the same belonging & an excellent Dwelling house & Baking office adjoining. All freehold & moderately laid to land tax, & in complete repair. Possession may be had immediately.
Gimmingham is an excellent corn country & the situation is very convenient for carrying on an extensive trade.

Apply to Mr. Benjamin Goldsmith at the Mills, Mr. Samuel Goldsmith, Saxthorpe_Mills or Mr. John Goldsmith, Ten Mile Bank, Fordham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 25th April 1807

To Millers & Bakers in Norfolk To be Sold
All those WATER & WIND MILLS called Gimmingham Mills with the stones & going gears & a very excellent Dwelling House & Baking Office adjoining, with other suitable conveniences – all freehold.
Possession may be had at Michaelmas next or sooner if required as the present occupier is going into another line of business.
Gimmingham is an excellent corn country situate within four miles of North Walsham & two of the sea.
Enquire of Mr. Benjamin Goldsmith on the premises or Mr. Samuel Goldsmith at Saxthorpe Mills.

Norfolk Chronicle - 13th, 20th & 27th June 1807

Desirable Freehold Corn mills
With possession immediately or at Lady day next
By E. MAYER On Thursday 27 October 1808 between the hours of three & six o'c in the afternoon At the Bear Inn in North Walsham unless sooner disposed of by private contract of which timely notice will be given.
All those capital and complete Water & Wind MILLS called Gimingham Mills, with three pairs of French burr stones, three flour mills & appurtenances belonging to the same, an excellent brick built dwelling house & baking office adjoining the same, with the building & garden thereto belonging, with or without 8 acres of land of the first quality, now in the occupation of Mr. Benjamin GOLDSMITH, the owner who has engaged a situation in the farming line. The whole of the premises are in complete repair & are well calculated for an extensive concern.
Particulars of Mr. GOLDSMITH of Gimingham aforesaid, Mr. Samuel GOLDSMITH, Corpusty, Mr. John GOLDSMITH, Fordham & of the Auctioneers, North Walsham. N.B. Letters post paid.

Norfolk Chronicle - 8th October 1808


E. Mayer
Beg to inform the public that the MILLS at Gimingham advertised to be sold by Auction at the Bear Inn in North Walsham on the 27th instant are disposed of.
Norfolk Chronicle - 15th October 1808


To be Sold
All those Capital WATER & WIND MILLS called Gimingham Mills & an excellent Dwelling House with the buildings, yards, garden & about 8 acres of land of the first quality thereto adjoining & belonging. All the premises are in compleat repair & are occupied by Mr. Richard Plumbly who will resign the possession at Michaelmas next or sooner if required by a purchaser. Freehold.
Gimingham is situate in a good corn country & is distant about two miles from the sea & four miles from North Walsham an excellent corn market.

Apply to Mr. Wm. Forster, Attorney at North Walsham aforesaid.
Norfolk Chronicle - 4th & 11th November 1809

A desirable Situation With Immediate Possession
To be Sold by Private Contract
A Valuable ESTATE at Gimingham in the county of Norfolk, comprising an excellent Water_Mill & Windmill now in full trade, with a good Dwelling house, yards, Garden, stable & all requisite outbuildings for carrying on an extensive scale of business, now in the occupation of Mr. Christopher Goulder, who will give up possession immediately.
N.B. The person who buys the above Estate may at his option become the purchaser of a Cottage, Barn & 8 acres of very good Land contiguous to the same.

Apply to Mr. William Foster, Solr. North Walsham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 24th September & 1st October 1814

To be SOLD & Enter'd upon immediately.
A Good accustomed, substantial & well built WIND-MILL at GYMINGHAM near North Walsham.
For further Particulars enquire of Mr Robert Plumbly of Trimingham.

Norwich Mercury - 28th September, 5th, October & 5th - 17th October 1854


Richard Plumbly's wife Maria died on 22nd February at the age of 30. She had already had 5 children.


Richard Plumly who was the miller in 1809 married Maria Swallow in 1797. Maria died young (1780-1809), probably during childbirth. During their time together they had 6 children - Ann (1798-1865), married James Crowe in 1818; Robert (1801), married Mary Cranefield in 1822; Thomas (1803), married Harriet Heldson in 1829; James (1806 - c. 1809); John (1807); James (1809), married Mary Ann Youngman in 1824.

Later on in 1809, Richard married his second wife Esther Lubbock.


To be SOLD by Private Contract
An excellent POST WINDMILL at GIMINGHAM (to be removed) with 10½ yards of sail, one new pair of French stones diameter 4 ft. 10 ins, one flour mill.
The above have recently undergone a thorough repair: for price & particulars apply personally (or by letter post paid) to Thos. Ewing the proprietor.
Norfolk Chronicle - 29th December 1821


Situation Vacant
To Millers
WANTED, a Single Man to work a POST WIND-MILL & assist in Water-Mill. Good reference required.
Apply Thomas Gaze, Gimmingham Mills.

Norfolk News - 21st September 1867


Situation Vacant
To Millers
WANTED, a Young Man to work a POST WINDMILL & assist in a Watermill.
Apply J. Gimmingham.

Norfolk News - 19th September 1868


GIMINGHAM, Norfolk
WATER CORN MILL, WINDMILL, PASTURE LAND, COTTAGES, STABLE, CART SHED & GARDEN. OCCUPATION AT MICHAELMAS NEXT.
Clowes, Tewson & Nash are favoured by directions to Sell the above by Auction at the latter end of June.
Vendor's Solicitor, Mr. I. B. oaks,
Bank Plain, Norwich
Norfolk Chronicle - 19th & 26th May 1877


GIMINGHAM, Norfolk
WATER CORN MILL, WINDMILL, PASTURE LAND, COTTAGES, STABLE, CART SHED & GARDEN. Occupation at Michaelmas next.
Clowes, Tewson & Nash are favoured by direction to Sell the above by Auction on Saturday 23 June 1877.
Vendor's Solicitor, Mr. I. B. oaks,
Bank Plain, Norwich
Further particulars of the above Sales of the Auctioneers at Bank Chambers, Norwich & Bungay.
Norfolk Chronicle - 2nd June 1877


GIMINGHAM, Norfolk
Near North Walsham Canal & Railway Station & about six miles from Cromer.
WATER CORN MILL, WINDMILL, PASTURE LAND, COTTAGES, STABLE, CART SHED & GARDEN. Occupation at Michaelmas next.
Clowes, Tewson & Nash are favoured by direction to Sell the above by Auction on Saturday 23 June 1877.
Vendor's Solicitor, Mr. I. B. oaks,
Bank Plain, Norwich
Further particulars of the above Sales of the Auctioneers at Bank Chambers, Norwich & Bungay.
Norfolk Chronicle - 9th 16th & 25th June 1877


O.S. Map 2005
O.S. Map 2005
Image reproduced under licence from Ordnance Survey

1754: Robert Plumbly, owner

September 1754: Mill advertised for sale

Faden's map 1797: Gimmingham Wind Mill

1801: John Bond, miller

January 1801: Mill advertised for sale by auction along with the watermill

1805: John Bond, miller

April 1805: Mill advertised for sale along with the watermilll

1807: Benjamin Goldsmith, miller

April 1807: Mill advertised for sale along with the watermilll

1808: Benjamin Goldsmith, miller

October 1808: Mill advertised for sale by auction along with the watermill

1809: Richard Plumbly, miller

November 1809: Mill advertised for sale along with the watermill

1814: Christopher Goulder, miller

September 1814: Mill advertised for sale by private contract along with the watermill

1821: Thomas Ewing, miller

December 1821: Mill advertised for sale to be removed

Bryant's map 1826: Mill

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

White's 1836: John Waterson, corn mill

Census 1841: John Waterson (25) miller
Sarah Sexton (70)
John Helsdon (35) journeyman miller

White's 1845: John Waterson, miller

Census 1851: John Waterson (40) b.Swafield, master miller employing 3 men
James Gaze (21) b.Paston, journeyman millerJohn Gaze (19) b.Paston, journeyman miller
Ann Coe (35) b.Erpingham, housekeeper

Census 1851: George Emerson (30) journeyman miller

8th December 1852: Richard Plumbly died aged 77

White's 1854: John Waterson, corn miller & farmer

Craven's 1856: John Waterson

Harrod's 1863: Thomas Gaze

White's 1864: Thomas Gaze, corn miller

1867: Thomas Gaze, miller

Post Office Directory 1875: Thomas Gaze

Harrod's 1878: Thomas Gaze (c.1878 moved to Felmingham Mill)

Kelly's 1879: Alfred Larter, miller

White's 1888: Robert Norman Moore, miller


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