Horning
postmill


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Horning had two postmills that stood close to each other in a 6 acre field to the northeast of the River Bure as it ran through the village. Mill_Loke_postmill stood just to the north of this other mill, which had been demolished by 1838.

Both mills were under the same ownership when they were put up for auction in 1801. A horsemill was also operated on the site.

Mills etc.
To be Sold by Auction By Wm. Burt (Unless disposed of by Private Contract)
At the Bull Inn in Magdalen Street, Norwich On Saturday 4 July 1801 precisely at 4 o'c.
Lot 1. A very good Dwelling House with convenient buildings & about 6 acres of Land at Horning in Norfolk with two capital CORN WIND MILLS standing thereon.
A Horse Mill adjoins the above.
The Mills are situated very near the navigable river running from Horning to Yarmouth & in a good corn country.
Lot 2. Three Cottages etc. ...
Part of the purchase money may remain upon the premises.
Apply to FOSTER, SON UNTHANK & FOSTER, Attornies, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 20th & 27th June & 4th July 1801

Mills etc. To be Sold by Auction By Robert Ansell At the Kings Head, Hoveton St. John, Norfolk On Wednesday 5 August 1801 precisely at 4 o'c
A Very good Dwelling House with convenient buildings & about 6 acres of Land situate at Horning, with two Capital CORN WIND MILLS standing thereon & a Horse Mill adjoining the above. The Mills are near the river which is navigable up to Aylsham & down to Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle - 25th July & 1st August 1801

Flour Mills
To be Peremptorily Sold by Auction By Charles Martin
Precisely at 12 o'c in the forenoon On Wednesday 14 November instant at the Maids Head Inn, St. Simons, Norwich.
A Valuable ESTATE comprising two capital Wind Flour-Mills, a very convenient Dwelling House, excellent Granary, Horse Flour Mill, Stable, Yards & Garden well planted with fruit trees, with six acres or thereabouts of very good Land. The premises are in complete repair, three hundred pounds having been expended on them in the last three years. The above premises, of which possession may be had immediately, are situate in Horning in Norfolk, adjoining the navigable river to Yarmouth & 10 miles from the City of Norwich.
The premises may be viewed by applying to George Wright at the Swan, Horning & further particulars known by application to Mr. Bygrave, Attorney, Norwich or Mr. Henry Watson, George Street, Yarmouth.

Norfolk Chronicle - 23rd & 10th November 1804

2007 map
2007 map
Image produced with permission of Ordnance Survey

1759: Thomas Cubitt, miller

Poll Book 1768: Robert Pratt, miller

Poll Book 1780: Robert Pratt, miller

Poll Book 1784: Robert Pratt, miller

Poll Book 1786: Robert Pratt, miller

Poll Book 1794: Robert Pratt, miller

Poll Book 1796: Robert Pratt, miller

Faden's map 1797: Windmills

July 1801: Mill advertised for sale by auction along with adjacent Mill Loke postmill

July 1801: Mill re-advertised for sale by auction along with adjacent Mill Loke postmill

November 1804: Mill advertised for sale by auction along with adjacent Mill Loke postmill

Bryant's map 1826: Windmills



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