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Keswick postmill stood a few yards to the east of Keswick_watermill and the two mills were worked together.


To be LETT at Christmas next
A WINDMILL on Poringland Heath, consisting of a Messuage, Stable and Outhouses, all in very good Repair, and if requires, the Furniture will be left as they are the Property of the Owner.
For further Particulars enquire of Edward Nethercoat at Keswick Mills near Norwich.

Norwich Mercury - 20th December 1766

To be LETT
And entered upon immediately

A WIND-MILL, House, Stable and Outhouses, new built and all inclosed on Poringland Heath, fit for a Baker or Miller.
For further Particulars enquire of Edward Neathercoat at Keswick near Norwich.

Norwich Mercury - 19th December 1767

To be Disposed of by public AUCTION.

On Saturday the 28th Day of March Instant, between the Hours of 3 & 5 o'c in the Afternoon at the Kings Head in the Market Place, Norwich (for the Remainder of the Term in the Lease, wherin about 19 years are yet unexpired).
The Dwelling House & Water-Mill for the grinding of Corn & fulling & about 20 Acres of Land & also convenient Buildings thereto belonging, situate in Keswick in the county of Norfolk, about Two Miles from Norwich, late in the Occupation of Mr. Edward Nethercoat Miller & Merchant deceased.
And likewise all that Windmill now standing upon the said Lands near the said Dwelling House.
For Particulars enquire of Mr. William DEWING at Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 7th & 14th March 1772

To be Disposed of by public AUCTION.

By Jonathan Gleed, Auctioneer On Saturday the 28th Day of March Instant, between the Hours of 3 & 5 o'c in the Afternoon at the Kings Head in the Market Place, Norwich (for the Remainder of the Term in the Lease, wherin about 19 years are yet unexpired).
The Dwelling House & Water-Mill for the grinding of Corn & fulling & about 20 Acres of Land & also convenient Buildings thereto belonging, situate in Keswick in the county of Norfolk, about Two Miles from Norwich, late in the Occupation of Mr. Edward Nethercoat Miller & Merchant deceased.
And likewise all that Windmill now standing upon the said Lands near the said Dwelling House.
For Particulars enquire of Mr. William DEWING at Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 21st & 28th March 1772

All persons who are in any Ways indebted to the Estate and Effects of EDWARD NETHERCOAT, late of Kestwick, in the County of Norfolk, Miller, deceased, are desired to pay their respective Debts unto Mr. WILLIAM DEWING, of Norwich, who is authorised to receive the same under the Direction of the Court of Chancery; and such Persons who have any legal Demands on the Estate of the said Edward Nethercoat are requested to send in the same forthwith to the said Mr. Dewing.
Norfolk Chronicle - 14th March 1772


Keswick, March 27 1762
Whereas for some Years past the Loaders belonging to the Flour Makers have taken & carried to their Masters empty sacks from the Dealers in Flour which they knew were not their Masters' property: This is to desire all Persons that have any Sacks in their Possession marked E N & Dagger & some marked Keswick, to return such sacks to the Angel Inn in the Market Place, Norwich for my Use within one Month from the Date hereof, where Attendance will be given every Wednseday & Saturday.
N.B. Whoever unlawfully use & detain such Sacks will be prosecuted as the Law directs. And I hope for the future all Merchants & Dealers will observe that what Flour they buy be delivered in the Maker's own sacks.

Edward Nethercoat.
Norwich Mercury - 27th March, 3rd & 10th April 1762

The above letter was followed by other letters in a similar vein from several other millers at watermills.

All persons who are in any Ways indebted to the Estate and Effects of EDWARD NETHERCOAT, late of Kestwick, in the County of Norfolk, Miller, deceased, are desired to pay their respective Debts unto Mr. WILLIAM DEWING, of Norwich, who is authorised to receive the same under the Direction of the Court of Chancery; and such Persons who have any legal Demands on the Estate of the said Edward Nethercoat are requested to send in the same forthwith to the said Mr. Dewing.
Norfolk Chronicle - 14th March 1772


Norwich, 2nd April, 1772
Whereas a great number of Flour Sacks, the property of the late Mr. EDWARD NETHERCOAT still remain in the Hands of the Bakers and other Persons who dealt with him; it is requested that all persons who have any such Sacks marked + E N + will send the same forthwith to Keswick Mills, or give Notice thereof to Mr. WILLIAM DEWING at Norwich, and they shall be sent for.

Norfolk Chronicle - 4th April 1772


Sunday died in an advanced age, Mrs Nethercoat, relict of the late Mr. Nethercoat of Keswick Mills.
Norfolk Chronicle - 19th November 1772


Sept 22, 1791
J. A. PARKINSON having engaged to take Keswick Mills on the 10th of October next, begs leave to inform the Gentleman Farmers in general, that he shall attend at the Angel inn, Market Place, Norwich, on Saturdays, for the purpose of buying wheat.

Norfolk Chronicle - 24th September 1791

Sunday last died, aged 22, sincerely lamented by his family and friends, Mr. Parkinson, of Keswick Mill, only son of Mr. Parkinson, an eminent miller and merchant, of Hellesdon, near this city.
Norfolk Chronicle - 8th September 1792


Joseph Ames Parkinson was the son of William Parkinson of Hellesdon_Water_mill and Mary Ames the daughter of Joseph Ames the late miller and business partner of William Parkinson at Hellesdon Water mill.

Lately was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, John Buck, servant at Keswick Mills, with a broken leg in two places, being caught by the millrope, whilst at work.
Norfolk Chronicle - 10th November 1792

Messrs Toll and Burt were at the mills from at least 1808 to 1812, when they parted company.

September, 3rd, 1812
WHEREAS the Partnership between WILLAM TOLL and WILLIAM BURT, Millers, Keswick, Norfolk, was his day dissolved. - All persons having any demands, are desired to send in their accounts that they may be discharged; and all persons indebted to the said partnership to pay the same immediately to Mr. William Toll.

Norfolk Chronicle - 12th September 1812.

Monday last, as John Gaze, millwright, in the employ of Mr._Browne, of this city, was repairing the windmill as Keswick, he fell from off the top, and greatly hurt his ribs and broke one of his arms; he has been admitted an out-patient of the Hospital, and is likely to do well.
Norfolk Chronicle - 7th August 1813

DIED.
Tuesday last, aged 19, Mary, the eldest daughter of Mr. Wm. Toll, of Keswick Mills; her mild and affectionate disposition endeared her not only to her friends, but to all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.
Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd July 1820

DIED.
Yesterday, in the 18th year of her age, Martha Ann, second daughter of Mr. Wm. Toll, of Keswick Mills.
Norfolk Chronicle - 16th December 1820

Thursday night last some persons broke open Keswick Mills and stole thereout a quantity of flour in sacks, which they carried away in a cart with two horses, which they had taken from the premises of Mr. Denew; the cart however broke down on the road, and the thieves were obliged to leave a part of their booty behind them; they moved the other part upon the horses and left it in a ploughed field near Hargham, to which place they were traced; the next morning the whole of the stolen property was recovered, and the robbers had their labours for their pains.
Norfolk Chronicle - 16th March 1821

FIFTY POUNDS REWARD
WHEREAS early this morning KESWICK MILLS, in the occupation of Mr. W. Toll, were broken into and a quantity of FLOUR stolen thereout, Whoever apprehends the persons who committed the said robbery shall receive a reward of TEN POUNDS, and on Conviction the further sum of FORTY POUNDS, to be paid by me,
W. TOLL
Keswick, 9th of March, 1821.

MARRIED.
Wednesday last, Mr. John Saint Quintin, of St. Benedict's, to Sarah Jane, youngest daughter of Mr. William Toll, Keswick.
Norfolk Chronicle - 29th March 1835

DIED.
Lately in London, Robert, third son of the late Mr. Wm. Toll, of Keswick Mills, aged 34.
Norfolk Chronicle - 31st July 1840

MARRIED.
Tuesday last, at Lakenham, by the Rev. George Carter, Vicar, the Rev. Edward Wymer, Rector of Westwick, to Elizabeth, daughter of the late Mr. Toll, of Keswick.
Norfolk Chronicle - 20th July 1844

Tithe map 1847
Tithe map 1847 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1847
Map.
Owner: Hudson Gurney
Occupier: Miles Blomfield

No. 5
No. 7

House & Mill etc.
Mill Hill

Part of

2a. 0r. 18p.
33p.
19a. 1r. 25p.

 


DIED.
Saturday last, in the 40th year of his age, Mr. Thomas Toll, miller, Dartford, Kent, son of the late Mr. Wm. Toll of Keswick.
Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd April 1848

DIED.
On Sunday last, at his residence, St. Stephen's-road, in his 60th year, William, second son of William Toll, late of Keswick Mills.
Norfolk Chronicle - 27th February 1864

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


1762: Edward Nethercoat, miller

1766: Edward Nethercoat, miller

1767: Edward Neathercoat, miller

1771: Edward Nethercoat

c.1772: Edward Nethercoat died

March 1772: Mill advertised for sale by auction along with Keswick watermill

1772: William Dewing, miller

Poll Book 1780: Jeremiah Partridge, also Keswick watermill

Poll Book 1784: Jeremiah Partridge, also Keswick watermill

Poll Book 1786: Jeremiah Partridge, also Keswick watermill

1791: Joseph Ames Parkinson, miller took over running the mills

1791: Parkinson family, also at Hellesdon watermill and Mousehold Black postmill

2nd September 1792: Joseph Parkinson died aged 22 and was buried at Hellesdon on 7th September

Faden's map 1797: Mill

Poll Book 1806: James Toll

Poll Book 1806: William Toll

September 1812: William Toll & William Burt partnership terminated

Poll Book 1818: William Toll

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

White's 1836: John Toll, miller

1836: Myles (later Miles) Blomfield also Keswick watermilll

July 1837: William Toll died and his personal effects subsequently auctioned on 20th July

Tithe map 1847: Mill Hill but windmill not marked or listed


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