Hardingham
towermill


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Hardingham tower mill just to the north of Hardingham_watermill was built c.1820 to replace the earlier postmill that stood nearby and was actually in the adjacent parish of Runhall. The mill powered two pairs of stones.

To Millers To be Let For a term of Years
The Valuable Water_Mill & Wind Mill at Hardingham in Norfolk, with flour mills, machinery & going gears complete, now in full trade, with a Dwelling house & from ten to 35 acres of land.
The Mills are entirely new built upon the most improved construction & are capable of manufacturing 9 lasts of corn per week upon an average.
Hardingham is situated in a fine corn country 5 miles from Wymondham, 7 from Dereham & 12 from Norwich, all good corn markets.
Immediate Possession may be had. Apply to Mr. Gilman, Solr. Hingham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 17th June & 4th November 1820


Notice to Creditors of
James Smith of Hardingham, Miller
Dividend of 10s. in the pound.

Norfolk Chronicle - 25th November 1820


Capital Mills & Farm
To be Let

A Very good FARMHOUSE & an excellent Water_Mill & Wind Mill with flour mills, machinery & going gears complete & from 200 to 270 acres of land in a ring around the buildings at Hardingham in Norfolk. The Mills are entirely new built upon the most improved construction & are capable of manufacturing 9 lasts of corn per week upon an average through the year. A small Dwelling house adjoins the Mills which are so conveniently detached from the principal buildings, but at a short distance, that they might with perfect convenience be occupied with or separately from the Farm house.
Hardingham is in a very fine corn country, 5 miles from Wymondham, 7 miles from Dereham & 12 miles from Norwich, all good corn markets.
Immediate Possession may be had.
Apply to Mr. Gilman, Hingham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 26th January & 2nd February 1822


James & William Smith, millers & bakers, were running the mill in 1834 along with Hardingham_watermill, Rockland_St_Andrew_postmill and Caston_postmill, when they got into financial difficulties and were forced to assigne their personal estates and effects to their creditors.


Notice is hereby given that James Smith and William Smith, of Hardingham, Rockland All Saints and Caston, in the county of Norfolk, Millers and Bakers, have by Indenture dated 25 Feb. inst. assigned all their Personal Estate and Effects to Trustees for the equal benefit of their creditors.
Norfolk Chronicle - 1st March 1834


The Creditors of Messrs. James Smith & Son of Hardingham, Millers, are requested to meet the Trustees at the office of Mr. I. O. Taylor, St. Giles, Norwich, on Saturday 5 April at 11 o'c on very important business.
To Debtors. Unless debts paid to Mr. Taylor before 15 April legal proceedings will be commenced to enforce payment thereof.

Norfolk Chronicle - 29th March 1834


Tithe map 1846
Tithe map 1846 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Smithdale's Day Book 1853 - 1856

1853
.. Jan
TINGAY & CO., HARDINGHAM  
New wheel patn. to Malt rolls  
4s.
 
2 new cast iron wheels
with Men's time fitting do. on spindle
turning rolls & fitting frame
 

£1. 10s.
2 Feb. LORD WODEHOUSE, HARDINGHAM  
Pair Iron wedges to Water Wheel Gudgeon
32 lbs. 4½ oz.
12s.
 
7 Feb. LORD WODEHOUSE, HARDINGHAM  
2 Men, 1 day (each) Hedging Gudgeon Water Wheel shafts


Train
10s.
4s.
 

HARDINGHAM
Sale by J. Standley on Thursday October 4th at Hardingham Mills
Horses, wagons, etc ...
of Tingey & Robertson.

Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd September 1860
(of Tingay & Roberson Norfolk Chronicle - 29th September 1860)


LITTLE ELLINGHAM. Concession to Journeymen Millers.
The millers in the employ of John Tingey, Esq. of Little_Ellingham & Hardingham Mills beg publicly to thank him for the concession of one penny per hour of overtime.
On behalf of the millers, William Loveday.

Norfolk News - 11th May 1872

To Millers & Merchants
To be Let with possession at Michaelmas next
The HARDINGHAM WATER & WIND CORN MILLS situate close to the Hardingham Station on the East Dereham Railway, for many years in the occupation of the late John Tingey, Esq.
Apply to Mr. Tingey, Scoulton, Watton.

Norfolk Chronicle - 12th & 19th September 1874


On Tuesday next
HARDINGHAM MILLS
Close to Hardingham Station & within Three Miles of Hingham
Salter & Simpson will Sell by Auction on Tuesday December 22, 1874
The useful HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE for Sitting and Sleeping Rooms, Pianoforte; Kitchen requisites & other Effects, the Property of Mr. Richard Button (who is removing to a distance)
Sale to commence at 12.30
Norfolk News - 19th December 1874


HARDINGHAM
To be Let. With possession at Michaelmas next
The Water & Wind Mills with 40 acres of Arable & Pasture Land situate close to the Hardingham Station on the East Dereham Railway, for many years in the occupation of the late John Tingey, Esq. The Water_Mill contains three pairs of stones & the Windmill two pairs.
Apply to George Forrester Esq. Tombland, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 18th & 25th May 1878


TO BE LET. With possession at Michaelmas next
The WATER & WIND MILLS with 40 acres of Arable & Pasture LAND, situate close to the Hardingham Station on the East Dereham Railway, now in the occupation of Mr. George Coote. The Water_Mill contains three Pairs of stones & the Wind Mill two Pairs.
Apply to George Forrester Esq. Tombland, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 12th March 1880


TO BE LET. With possession at Michaelmas next
The WATER & WIND MILLS with 40 acres of Arable & Pasture Land, situate close to the HARDINGHAM STATION on the East Dereham Railway, for many years in the occupation of the late John Tingey, Esq. The Water_Mill contains three Pairs of stones & the Wind Mill two Pairs.
Apply to George Forrester Esq. Tombland, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 5th & 12th June, 3rd & 12th July 1880


Hardingham
Killed by the Sails of a Windmill.
On Friday last (2nd) a lad of fourteen, named Charles Carr of Coston in the employ of Mr. C.C. Atkins, farmer, received fatal injuries under very sad circumstances. It seems that he was sent to a mill at Hardingham for some pea meal. The meal was not ground and the assistant at the mill, George Daddy, went to the upper floor to see about it, leaving deceased on the bottom floor. Daddy came downstairs, told deceased it would not be long and again went up to the upper floor. The horse and cart were left tied to the fence. Shortly after Daddy came downstairs and saw deceased lying against the horse’s fore feet. It would appear that in order to get ready for the meal deceased got into the cart and that as the sails were only about six feet from the ground, they struck deceased as soon as they began to revolve. Deceased had sustained a fracture of the right side of his head and was immediately conveyed home and on the following Tuesday he died. An inquest was held at Cost on Wednesday before R.T. Culley, Esq., Coroner, Mr. Atkins foreman of the jury, when evidence in accordance with these facts was adduced and a verdict of ‘Accidental Death’ returned.

Dereham & Fakenham Times - 10th February 1883


Charles Carr was buried in Coston Churchyard on 9th February 1883. The inscription on his gravestone reads:


To the
memory of
CHARLES CARR,
aged 15 years
Who died February 6,
1883.

From injury received by a stroke
from a sail of the Runhall Mill.

This stone was erected by friends
and fellow parishioners to perpetuate
his untimely loss.

He was one of the choir of Runhall Church.
It is a great thing to have been of any use
in the church of God.

Sudden the stroke which called me from this life
And from this earth, the scene of war & strife
Cleansed from all shame & free from death's dark chain,
I hope through Christ to rise & live again.

A footnote in the Burial Register reads:
N.B. This Charles Carr, the younger son of Jeremiah and Louise Carr of Coston, was struck down by a mill sail at Hardingham on Friday, Feb. 2nd., and died without returning consciousness Feb. 5th, 1883. He was a fair-haired, growing, active, obliging boy and never impertinent or rude, of a cheerful & lovely disposition, much mournes by his parents and the whole Parish sympathises with them in his own untimely death.
R. B. S.

(Initials of Robert Browne Slipper, Rector of Coston with Runhall)

O. S. Map 1882

O. S. Map 1882
Windmill just to the north of the watermill
Courtesy of NLS map images


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

c.1820: Mill built to replace earlier postmill and the watermill was rebuilt at the same time

1820: James Smith, miller & baker

1820: James Smith bankrupt

June & November 1820: Windmill & watermill advertised to be let

January 1822: Windmill & watermill advertised to be let

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

Pigot's 1830: Smith & Son, James & William

1834: Smith & Son

March 1834: James & William Smith, millers & bakers, assigned their personal estates to their creditors

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

White's 1836: Tingay & Taylor, millers

White's 1845: Taylor & Tingey, corn millers

Kelly's 1846: Taylor & Tingey, millers (owned by Rt. Hon. Lord Wodehouse)

Hunt's 1850: Tingey & Roberson

Slater's 1850: Tingay & Robinson

31st May 1857: William Smith, son of Jeremiah Smith, miller, married

September 1860: Horses, wagons etc of Tingey & Roberson advertised for sale

May 1872: John Tingey conceded 1d. per hour overtime to millers at Hardingham & Lt. Ellingham

c.1874: John Tingey died

September 1874: Windmill & watermill advertised to be let

December 1874: Household effects of Richard Button advertised for sale by auction

1874: George Coote, miller

1853: Tingey & Roberson, farmers & merchants, also at Barnham Broom

February 1853: Repairs carried out by Smithdale & Co at a cost of £3.0.0.

White's 1854: Thomas Denny, foreman miller

Kelly's 1858: Tingay & Roberson

1853: Tingey & Roberson, farmers & merchants, also at Barnham Broom

White's 1854: Thomas Denny, foreman miller

September 1860: Horses, wagons etc of Tingay & Roberson advertised for sale

Harrod's 1863: John Tingey

Harrod's 1872: John Tingey

May 1872: John Tingey conceded 1d. per hour overtime to millers at Hardingham & Lt. Ellingham

c.1874: John Tingey died

September 1874: Windmill & watermill advertised to be let

December 1874: Household effects of Richard Button advertised for sale by auction

1874: George Coote, miller

Post Office Directory 1875: George Coote, also at Marlingford

May 1878: Windmill & watermill advertised to be let

Kelly's 1879: George Coote, miller, Hardingham mills

March 1880: Windmill & watermill advertised to be let in the occupation of George Coote

1880: George Coote, miller

June 1880: Windmill & watermill advertised to be let

White's 1883: ? Lemon, mill manager

1883: George Daddy, mill assistant

Friday 2nd February 1883: Charles Carr aged 15 was fatally injured by one of the mill sails

O.S. map 1885: Windmill


Kelly's 1890:
Thomas Allen, coal, corn, cake, seed etc merchant, Quay Side and 110 Corn Exchange and Hardingham, Yarmouth & Dereham, h. 32 All Saints Green

Kelly's 1892: Thomas Allen (exors. of), millers (water & wind), Hardingham mills

Kelly's 1896: Thomas Allen (exors. of), millers (water & wind), Hardingham mills
Kelly's 1896: Lee Allen, millers' manager, Hardingham mills

Kelly's 1900: Thomas Allen (exors. of), millers (water & wind), Hardingham mills
Kelly's 1900: Lee Allen, millers' manager, Hardingham mills

Census 1901: Lee Allen (29) b. Norwich, miller & merchant

Kelly's 1904:
Lee Allen, miller (water & wind) & farmer; dressed poultry & eggs; furnished apartments & good fishing for visitors, Hardingham mills

Kelly's 1908:
Lee Allen, miller (water & wind) & farmer; dressed poultry & eggs; furnished apartments & good fishing for visitors, Hardingham mills

c.1910: Mill ceased working


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