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Harleston School Lane postmill was in the Redenhall end of the town that in the early 1800s was known as Redenhall with Harleston - all that part of the Town of Harleston to the South and East of the Turnpike Road which passed through the town from Bungay to Scole. The mill had a roundhouse and the site had a frontage of 250 ft along the Waveney Valley Railway. Four patent sails were powering two pairs of French burr stones in 1860 and three pairs of stones were advertised for sale when the mill was dismantled in 1886. The mill was self winding via a fantail and the main post was 17 feet high and 7 feet in circumference.


To Millers
To be Let with immediate possession, near the Railway Station, Harleston, Norfolk, a POST WINDMILL driving two pairs of Stones, with spacious round house, one Acre of Land, Dwelling house & Premises.
Wanted, a MILLER to take Management of a Post Windmill.
Unexceptional references required.
Apply by letter to H. L. Hudson, Harleston.

Norfolk News - 11th February 1860


HARLESTON, Norfolk
Sites for Trade or Building
Mr. Fenn has received instructions to Sell by Auction (without reserve) at the Swan Hotel, Harleston on Tuesday 30 September 1862 at 3 for 4 o'c in the Afternoon, with immediate possession, 22 Plots of FREEHOLD LAND extremely valuable as Railway Frontages & admirably adapted for Mercantile or Building purposes, adjoining the Waveney Valley Railway Station at Harleston.
Also with one of the Plots a well constructed WINDMILL with stable & other convenient outbuildings. ...

Plan & particulars may be had on application to Messrs. Hazard, Solicitors, Harleston or to Mr. Fenn, Auctioneer & Estate Agent, Beccles.
Norfolk News - 20th September 1862


HARLESTON,
George Durrant is instructed to Sell by Auction at the Magpie Inn, Harleston on Wednesday 7 May at 4 for 5 o'c
A substantial WINDMILL driving two pairs of stones with going gear complete.
A comfortable Dwelling House, Stable & Outbuildings situated in a meadow having a frontage on the Waveney Valley Railway of 250 ft. & near the Railway Station containing altogether about 1a. 0r. 7p.

Particulars of W. A. Hazard, Solr. Harleston & of the Auctioneer, Redenhall Grange, Harleston.
Norfolk Chronicle & Norfok News - 19th April 1873


HARLESTON,
George Durrant is instructed to Sell by Auction at the Magpie Inn, Harleston on Wednesday 7 May at 4 for 5 o'c
A substantial Freehold WINDMILL & valuable Piece of Meadow Land with immediate possession.
A comfortable Dwelling House, Stable & Outbuildings situated in a meadow having a frontage on the Waveney Valley Railway of 250 ft. & near the Railway Station containing altogether about 1a. 0r. 7p.

Particulars of W. A. Hazard, Solr. Harleston & of the Auctioneer, Redenhall Grange, Harleston.
Norfolk Chronicle - 3rd May 1873


George Durrant is instructed to Sell by Auction at the Magpie Inn, Harleston on Wednesday 7 May, 1873 at 4 for 5 o'c in the Afternoon, the following PROPERTIES as previously advertised -
At Harleston
A substantial WINDMILL & valuable Piece of Meadow Land; with immediate possession.

Norfok News - 28th April 1873


O.S. Map 1890
O.S. Map 1890
Image produced from the www.old-maps.co.uk service with permission of Landmark Information Group Ltd. and Ordnance Survey

HARLESTON
Maddison & Miles will Sell by Auction in convenient Lots on Monday 31 May 1886 at 11 o'c
The Materials & Gearing of a Self Winding
POST WINDMILL
Comprising 4 Patent Sails, Head Wheel, Iron Windshaft, Spur Wheel & Wallower, with nearly new Brasses, two pairs French Burr Stones, fine oak post 17 ft. a 7 ft. circumference, Ladders, Pullies, Sackchain & Belting, with all other Fittings & Tools from the Mill.
Further Particulars of the Auctioneers, The Oaks, Cantley, Norwich, Hall Quay, Great Yarmouth, Harleston, Norfolk, Stand No. 127, Corn Hall, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd May 1886


Sales by Auction by Maddison & Miles
HARLESTON
10 Minutes walk from the Station
On Monday next 31 May 1886
The Materials & Gearing of a Self-binding
POST WINDMILL
Comprising Four Patent Sails, Iron Wind Shaft, Three Pairs French Burr Stones & all other Fittings & Tools; also 20 Barrels of Gas Tar.
The Sale will commence at 11 o'c.

Norfolk Chronicle - 29th May 1886


Unallocated Harleston millers:
Kelly's 1879: William Edwards, corn, cake, coal manure merchant & miller
Kelly's 1879: George Francis, miller


White's 1836: Cook & Sims, corn millers

Robson's 1839: Robert Harvey, miller

Kelly's 1858: Benjamin Ramm, miller

February 1860: Mill advertised to be let

Census 1861:
Benjamin Ramm (36) b.Norwich, journeyman miller and mash seller
Wife and 6 children

September 1862: Mill advertised for sale by auction

April 1873: Mill advertised for sale by auction

White's 1883: Robert Cullingham, miller

O.S. map 1885: Windmill

May 1886: Dismantled mill gearing, iron windshaft, patent sails, stones etc advertised for sale by auction

c.1985: Harry Apling recorded that a bungalow had been built on the site of the mill

2007: Hill Farm

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