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Loddon smockmill, sometimes known as Chapman's Mill or the Black Mill, stood in Mill Loke. The 12 sided wooden tower was painted black and had a Norfolk boat shaped cap with a petticoat, gallery and a 6 bladed fan. The 4 double shuttered sails, each with 9 bays of 3 shutters were struck by rack & pinion via a tailpole and drove 4 pairs of French burr stones, a flour mill, jumper and smutter. In 1837 the mill was working two pairs of stones and by 1889 this had increased to 4 pairs of stones. In later years a steam mill with a tall chimney was built and worked alongside the windmill, using Holmes of Norwich horizontal engine.


Susanna Watson married Samuel Tuttell, miller on 1st Janmuary 1781 and they later had 6 children.
Samuel died in early 1798 and was buried in Loddon on 28th January 1798.
There was no mention of any mill is Samuel's will.


Susanna then married Philip Scarlett, miller on 4th November 1799 and they had a daughter Mary Tuttell Scarlett, who in turn married Thomas Napp, journeyman miller.
Thomas' father was running the nearby Mill Road postmill.

Court entries show that Philip Scarlett took possession of the Copyhold portion of Susanna's property in 1818 and he had probably taken possession of her freehold assets when they got married, as women had no property rights at that time.


LODDON Black Mill, west of church. Smock. Engraved by E. Roberts from a drawing by John Sell Cotman.
Excursions in the County of Norfolk - 1819


Sale of Messuage or Dwelling house ... now in the occupation of Mr. William Hubbard, Miller.
Norfolk Chronicle - 4th October 1823


Bryant's map 1826
Bryant's map 1826

To be Let
A TOWER WINDMILL (with immediate possession) situate at Loddon in Norfolk, late in the occupation of Mr. C. A. Glasspoole.
Apply to Mr. Cole, Solr. Loddon or Mr. Benj. Brown, Merchant, Lowestoft.

Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd November 1828


Will of Susanna Scarlett
21st September 1811

This is the last Will and Testament of me Susanna the wife of Philip Scarlett of Loddon in the County of Norfolk Miller being of sound mind memory and understanding made in manner following that is to say First by force and virtue of all and every power or powers authority or authorities in any wise vested in one or to me belonging or in any wise enabling me in this behalf and in exercise and execution thereof I do hereby give and devise unto the said Philip Scarlett my husband and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life only All that my messuage or Dwellinghouse with the Shop outhouses edifices yards garden and appurtenances therewith belonging situate lying and in Loddon aforesaid and now in the use or occupation of the said Philip Scarlett or his assigns He my said Husband or his assigns during all that time keeping and maintaining the said premises in good and tenantable repair and committing or suffering no Waste thereupon And immediately after the decease of the said Philip Scarlett my Husband I will and direct that my Son in Law Richard Finney of the City of London Gentleman and John Baley of Loddon aforesaid Peruke maker or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor shall and do with all convenient speed bargain sell release and convey All that my aforesaid Messuage or Dwellinghouse with the Shop Outhouses edifices yards garden and appurtenances thereof belonging And also the freeehold part of All that my Tower Windmill and the piece or parcel of Land whereon the same stands containing by estimation fourteen perches or thereabouts with the appurtenances situate lying and being in Loddon aforesaid now in the use or occupation of the said Philip Scarlett and to which he is entitled during the term of his natural life either together or in parcel and either by public Auction or by private Contract as they my said Trustees shall think proper for the most money and to the best purchaser or purchasers that can be fairly an reasonably be gotten for the same And as to the clear money arising by such sale or sales of my said Messuage Mill land and real Estate I give and bequeath the same unto Elizabeth Finney Benjamin Tuttell Robert Watson Tuttell William Tuttell Henry Jex Tuttell and Mary Tuttell Scarlett my Children equally to be divided between them share and share alike and to be paid to them within six calendar months next after such a sale or as and when they shall severally and respectively attain their respective ages of twenty one years which shall last happen And I do direct and authorise my said trustees to put and place out at interest upon such security or securities as they shall think sufficient for the same part or share or parts or shares of such of my said Children as shall be minors at the time of such sale during their respective minorities and pay and apply the interest arising therefrom in for and towards the maintenance education and bringing up of such minors according to their respective interests in the same And in case any of my said Children shall depart this life before they shall have had and received their respective bodies lawfully begotten Then my Will is that such Children if more than one share and share alike and if but one that such only Child shall be entitled to and be paid and receive the part or share of his her or their deceased parent at his or their age or respective ages of twenty one years and the interest money to be made of the same in the meantime shall be applied towards his or her maintenance and support But if any of my said Children shall so die not leaving any such issue my mind and will is that the part or share or parts or shares of him her or them so dying shall go to and be equally divided amongst or between the survivors of them and the child or children of such of them as may be dead leaving such issue such child or children to receive only such part as his her or their parent or parents if living would have received or been entitled to And my Will is that the purchaser or purchasers of my said Messuage mill land and real estate or any of them or any part of the same shall not be answerable or accountable for the application misapplication or nonapplication of the purchase money or purchase moneys to be given for the same but that the rceipt or receipts of the person or persons hereby directed and empowered to sell the same shall be a full and effectual discharge or full and effectual discharges to such purchaser or purchasers for his her or their respective purchase money or purchase moneys or for as much thereof for which such receipt or receipts shall be given And my Will further is that my said trustees shall each of them be answerable for his own act and receipt only and not the one for the other of them And that they shall not be answerable for any loss or miscarriage by any security or securities that may happen in my Estate unless occasioned by their wilful negligent or default and also that they shall retain all their costs charges damages and expences out of the Estate and Effects in them respectively vested in and by this my Will And I do herby revoke all former Wills by me made and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament In witness whereof I the said Susanna Scarlett the Testatrix have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper together annexed set my hand and seal (that is to say) to the first sheet thereof my hand and to this second and last sheet thereof my hand and seal this twenty first day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and eleven

The mark of the said

X

Susanna Scarlett

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Susanna Scarlett the testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names Witnesses.
Wm Utting, William Winter Wm Cole


LODDON To Millers & Bakers
To be Sold by Auction
(Pursuant to the directions of the Will of the late SUSANNA SCARLETT) on Tuesday 6 April next at the Swan Inn, Loddon at 4 o'c
(Unless disposed of sooner by Private Contract)
Lot 1. All the Smock Tower WINDMILL situate in Loddon near the street, in full trade, in good repair, with patent sails, winding tackle, driving two pairs of French Stones, flour mill, jumper & requisite going gears & machinery in excellent condition. Also a Stable & Cart Shed lately erected. The Mill is in the occupation of Mr. Joseph Oldring whose tenancy will expire in November next & is in every respect adapted for an extensive business being within 2 miles of Hardley & Langley Staithes on the River Yare, six from the Port of Beccles, six from Bungay & ten from Norwich & fifteen from Great Yarmouth.
This Property is Freehold & subject to no outgoing.
Apply to Mr.John Baley, Loddon, the Executor of the Will of the said Susanna Scarlett, to Mr. William Tuttell who will shew the premises or to Mr. Copeman, Solr. Loddon.

Norfolk Chronicle - 18th & 25th March 1837


4Tithe map 1841 - as redrawn by Harry Apling
Tithe map 1841 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1841
Map by W. G. Jones
Owner: Benjamin Browne
Occupier: John Chapman

No. 469

Mill yard & garden

0a. 0r. 14p.

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Situations Vacant
WANTED, a Journeyman in a Windmill, must be a good stoneman.
Apply to W. Chapman, Loddon or Stand 89 Corn Exchange.

Norfolk News - 16th October 1858


BANKRUPTCIES
From Friday Night's "Gazette"
RECEIVING ORDERS

William Chapman, Loddon, Norfolk, farmwer and seed merchant, June 11
Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 21st June 1889

LOCAL BANKRUPTS
CHAPMAN, William, Loddon, farmer, miller & corn, coal & seed merchant.
Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd June 1889


LODDON, Norfolk
Messrs. H. & J. Read are instructed by the Mortgagees to Sell by Auction at the Swan Hotel, Loddon on Tuesday 9 July 1889 at 6 for 7 o'c in the Evening, the following Lots of valuable Agricultural & Commercial PROPERTY & LIFE POLICIES, namely:-
Lot 1. FARM ... 23a. 0r. 3p. lately occupied by Mr. W. Chapman
Lot 2. RESIDENCE ... near the Police Station
Lot 3. The capital WIND & STEAM MILLS, Miller's RESIDENCE, Granaries, Seed Chambers, Cart Sheds, Stabling & other Buildings, situate in the centre of the improving Market Town of Loddon.
The Windmill contains four pairs of French Burr Stones (three pairs of which are nearly new) Smutter, Bolting Mill & all the requisite Machinery for carrying on a good trade as a Miller & Corn & Seed Merchant.
The Mill, which is in good working order, has an auxiliary power driven by a nearly new Horizontal Engine (by Holmes, Norwich) & is so constructed that the separate buildings could be easily applied to erect, at little expense, a complete Modern Roller Plant.
The Buildings in addition to the windmill consist of substantial Brick & Slated Engine
House with Brick Shaft, Boiler & Coal house, Granary & Stable near the Engine house, Piggeries & other convenient Offices. The Mill house abuts upon the principal street of Loddon ... In the rear of the House is a Garden; also near the Mill is a large & well planted Garden.
This Lot has for many years been in the occupation of Mr. William Chapman. Possession may be had on completion of the purchase.
Lot 4. POLICY OF ASSURANCE. Norwich Union Life Ins. £500
Lot 5. POLICY OF ASSURANCE. Scottish Provident Instn. £500
Particulars of Messrs. Copeman & Cadge, Solrs. Loddon & of the Auctioneers, Beccles & Carleton Coleville, Lowestoft.
Norfolk Chronicle - 15th & 29th June & 6th July 1889


In Bankruptcy & Under a Bill of Sale
On Thursday next
LODDON
S. Mealing Mills is instructed by the Official Receiver & under a Bill of Sale, to Sell by Auction on the Premises in the occupation of Mr. Wm. Chapman, on Thursday July 18, 1889, the valuable Live & Dead

FARMING & MILLER'S STOCK
HORSES ... CARRIAGES ...COVERED MILLER'S VAN ... 2 strong Miller's Carts ...
1100 CORN MILLER'S SACKS
Scales, Weighing Machines, Driving Straps, Mill Bills, Sack Barrow, New Cogs, also
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE
Sale to commence at 10.30 for 11 o'c punctually.
Catalogues at the Offices of the Auctioneer, Orford Hill, Norwich

Norfolk Chronicle - 13th July 1889

White's 1845: Samuel Wright, millwright

White's 1854: Samuel Wright, millwright

White's 1890: William Chapman, road surveyor

Kelly's 1892: William Chapman jnr, baker & highway surveyor


1823: William Hubbard, miller

October 1823: Mill advertised for sale

Bryant's map 1826: Black Mill

1828: C. A. Glasspoole, miller

November 1828: Mill advertised to be let

White's 1836: Joseph Oldring, miller

c.1837: Susanna Scarlett, owner, died

1837: Joseph Oldring, tenant miller

March 1837: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1839: John Chapman, miller

Tithe Award 1841:
Owner: Benjamin Browne; Occupier: John Chapman

Census 1841:
John Chapman (35) miller
Hannah Chapman (35)
Maria Chapman (14)
Martha Chapman (13)
John Chapman (12)
William Chapman (5)

White's 1854: John Chapman, corn miller

1856: John Chapman, miller

1858: William Chapman, miller

White's 1864: William Chapman, corn miller

1878: William Chapman, miller

Kelly's 1879: William Chapman & Son, millers & corn, seed & coal merchants & farmers, Loddon mills

White's 1883:
William Chapman & Son, millers and corn, coal, seed, cake, malt, hop, & c. merts. manure agts, frmrs. vessel owners, wharfingers and water carriers, Loddon Mills.

O.S. map 1884: Windmiill

1888: William Chapman, miller

June 1889: William Chapman bankrupt

June 1889: Mill advertised for sale by auction

White's 1890: William Chapman jnr. baker & confectioner, grocer and miller

1891: Mill demolished


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