Kenninghall
Banham Road
postmill


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3 Kenninghall mills
Banham Rd postmill far right in distance c.1900
(Mill Lane towermill and postmill in foreground)
Photo taken from near Womack's farm


Kenninghall Banham Road postmill stood just to the north of the village on the east side of the Banham Road. The mill used 2 pairs of stones and a boulting mill, although it is possible a pair of Peak stones sold in 1764 were from the mill, leaving a single pair of French burr stones. A bake office was also run on the site.


To be LETT or SOLD & Enter'd upon immediately in Kenninghall in Norfolk
A Good accustomed BAKING OFFICE with a Boulting Mill that goes by a Horse & other Conveniences necessary for Baking & making Flour; also a Garden well planted with Fruit Trees, with a Piece of Meadow Land adjoining; There is also to be sold with the said Office a Wind-Mill new built & 6 Acres of rich Land (being now lett to two several Tenements) at 16 Pounds & 10 Shillings per Annum & 6 Years to come of the said Term.
For further Particulars enquire of Mr. Thomas Dove, Attorney at Law in Kenninghall aforesaid.
N.B. The Premises are Copyhold, fine certain, Sixpence an Acre for the Land, the Houses are arbitrary & the Oven will be taken down if desired.

Norwich Mercury - 8th & 15th December 1753


A Large DWELLING HOUSE with a Garden, Baking Office, Stable, Granary & other convenient Outhouses, with 8 Acres of rich Land, all Copyhold at a Fine certain of 6d an Acre.
also a large substantial Wind-Mill with 2 Pair of Stones & a Bolting Mill all in good Repair.

For further Particulars enquire of Mr. John Taylor of Kenninghall aforesaid.
N.B. Likewise to be sold separately, a Horse-Mill Wheel for a Bolting Mill & a seven Foot Cog-Wheel almost new.

Norwich Mercury - 16th & 23rd October 1756


To be SOLD at Kenninghall in Norfolk
Two Peak Stones, two six feet Cogg Wheels, two Sets of Irons, one Flour Mill, one rolling Screen, with several other Things in the Milling way.
Enquire of George Osborn in the same Parish, Miller.

Norwich Mercury - 14th, 21st & 28th July 1764


To be SOLD
A WINDMILL at Kenninghall in the county of Norfolk, almost new built, in exceeding good Repair, in it a Pair of exceeding good French Stones, with Cloaths & other Utensils thereto belonging.
For further Particulars enquire of George Osborn of Kenninghall aforesaid, the present owner.

Norwich Mercury - 23rd & 30th September 1769


To be SOLD to the best BIDDER
On Monday 24th Day of this Instant April between the Hours of 2 & 4 in the Afternoon, at the White Horse in Kenninghall in the county of Norfolk unless sooner disposed of by private C
ontract of which Notice will be given in this Paper
A New-built MESSUAGE & STABLE situate in Kenninghall aforesaid with a Piece of inclosed Ground & a WINDMILL thereupon standing, well situated for Business.
Enquire of Mr. Algar of Old Buckingham in the said county.

Norfolk Chronicle - 15th & 22nd April 1775


To be SOLD to the best BIDDER
On Thursday 4 April next between the Hours of one & three in the Afternoon at the White Horse in Kenninghall in the county of Norfolk (unless sooner disposed of by private C
ontract of which Notice will be given in this Paper)
A new-built MESSUAGE & Stable in Kenninghall aforesaid & a Piece of inclosed Ground to the same belonging, with a Windmill & Boulting Mill standing on the said Piece of Ground, now in the occupation of John Moore.
Enquire of Mr. Algar of Old Buckenham or Mr. Robert Wiggett of Bunwell in the said County.

Norfolk Chronicle - 23rd March 1776


1756: John Taylor, miller

December 1753: Mill advertised for sale or let

October 1756: Mill advertised for sale

1764: George Osborn, miller

1769: George Osborn, owner & miller

September 1769: Mill advertised for sale

1776: John Moore, miller

April 1775: Mill advertised for sale by auction

March 1776: Mill advertised for sale by auction

c.1782: Mill buck and machinery dismantled to make way for a smockmill to be built

1810: Roundhouse still standing



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