Hevingham
smockmill


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Hevingham smockmill stood to the west of the Norwich road. The mill used patent sails to power three pairs of stones - two pairs of 4ft French burr stones, one pair of 3ft Derby Peak stones and a flour mill.

Jonathan Knights jnr, miller at Hevingham was born c.1787, possibly the son of Jonathan Knights snr miller at a postmill in Carleton_Rode. Jonathan Knights snr had married Phoebe Hinchley in Carleton Rode on 26th November 1786 and he died intestate in 1801.

HEVINGHAM
Messrs. Burrell & Son are instructed to Sell by Auction on Monday November 1, 1869 at the Fox Inn, Hevingham, a Smock Tower Windmill with Patent Sails, winding Tackling, three Pairs of Stones, viz. two Pair of 4 feet French Burrs & one Pair of 3 feet Derbyshire Peak Stones, sack Tackling, Flour Mill & all going gear complete. The whole to be Sold as standing. To be taken down by & at the Purchaser's expense.
If not sold in one lot, it will be divided into lots & sold to the best bidders.
Sale to commence at 3 o'c.

Norfolk News - 23rd & 30th October 1869

2007 map
O.S. Map 2008
Image reproduced under licence from Ordnance Survey

White's 1836: Jonathan Knights, corn miller

O. S. map 1838: Windmill

White's 1845: Jonathan Knights, corn miller

1846: John Mitchell, miller


Census 1851: Jonathan Knights (84) b.Felmingham, miller
John Mitchell (32) b.Brampton, miller (nephew)
Mary Florence (57) b.Newton St Faiths, housekeeper
Address: Town Street

White's 1854: John Mitchell, corn miller

White's 1864: John Mitchell, miller

1868: John Mitchell, miller


October 1869: Mill advertised for sale by auction to be dismantled by purchaser

1872: John Mitchell, miller



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