Marlingford
Honingham Road
towermill



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Marlingford tower windmill was a five storey mill that used four patent sails set on an iron windshaft and was turned to wind with a fantail. In 1878 the mill was powered by common sails and in 1879 the mill was using three pairs of stones, the largest of which was 5' 2".

Although every care and effort has been made to provide correct information, it is not clear from the available records as to which miller was at which mill in the early years. If any viewer can throw any further light by supplying additional information, it would be gratefully received.
Mill options:
Marlingford watermill | Marlingford Bawburgh Rd. towermill | Marlingford Honingham Rd. towermill

Tithe map 1839 - as redrawn by Harry Apling
Tithe map 1839 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1839
Map 1839
Owner: George Roper
Occupier: George Roper

No. 16

Mill Pightle

Arable

1a. 3r. 15p.

10s.


MARLINGFORD near Norwich
CLOWES & FLOWERDEW are favoured with instructions to Sell by Auction on Saturday July 31st, 1858 at the Norfolk Hotel, Norwich at 3 for 4 o'c that capital brick built TOWER WINDMILL and about two acres of land in Marlingford in the occupation of Mr. Daniel Sayer.
All Freehold.
Particulars of Charles Cockell Esq. Solr. Attleburgh, Mr. Charles Atkins, Land Agent, Coston or the Auctioneers Offices, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 10th July & Norfolk News - 10th, 17th, & 24th July 1858

On Saturday 5th October 1878, millwrights Thos._Smithdale of Norwich delivered a new 60ft. pitch pine stock.

Smithdale's Day Book 1878 - 80


1878
Mon. Aug. 26 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
 
Cwt.
qrs.
lbs.
   
Putty    
14
   
1 Putty Knife        
1 Hook        
.
Tues. Sept. 3 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
4 pr. Window Frames
0
3
20
   
2½ lbs of 2½ in. Gate Nails    
 
1 cwt. of White Lead
1
0
0
 
.1 cwt. of White Lea
Thurs. Sept. 5 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
1 Gall. Paint Oil      
.
Mon. Sept. 9 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
½ Gal. Turps      
.4 Glns. Paint Oil
 
Tues. Sept. 10 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
6 prs. Window Frames      
.
Thurs. Sept. 12 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
1 12in. Rough File      
20ft. of 3 x 11 red Deal      
11 ft. of 5 x 4      
2lbs Russian Tallow      
1 Pint Oil Mach.      
2½ lbs. Black paint      
1 Worm & Worm Wheel
0
3
4
2 Yards Sail Cloth      
7ft. x 1' 6 in. of 3 in. Oak Plank      
.
Fri.. Sept. 13 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
1 Worm & Worm Wheel
0
3
4
           
Cr. 1 Wheel
0
1
21
   
.
Wed. Sept. 18 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
Cr. 1 cwt. White Lead          
.1 cwt. of White Lea
Sat. Sept. 21 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
1 Bundle Nails, 3, 4 &5 flat pnts
3" Gate Nails
   
5
7
.
Mon. Sept. 23 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
1 Pitch pine Stock 60 ft.      
ex W & W 91½ ft.    
1
2 pieces ¼ rod
2 pieces Sheet Lead 11 ft. 6" x 6"
 
Tues. Sept. 24 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
1 gross ½ Coach Nails      
.
Mon. Sept. 30 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
1 gross 1" screws      
1 gross ¾" ditto      
 
Wed. Oct. 2 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
1 piece Secondhand Oak
5 ft. x 12" x 5"
       
1 piece Oak 6 ft. x 15 x 1          
.
Fri. Oct. 4 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
White Lead
1
0
0
   
1 Gal. Boiled Oil
½ gal. Turps
Putty
 
Sat. Oct. 5 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
Carriage of Stock to Mill    
15s.
.
Mon. Oct. 7 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
3 Sailbolts .      
1 Gal. Boiled Oil      
 
Sat. Oct. 12 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
3 Gals. Paint Oil      
.
Tues. Oct. 15 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
1 doz. No.12 2½" screws      
6 ft. 2" x 1¼ x 1½ (2 Hornbeam Ribs)    
3 doz. " screws
4 ft. x 12" sq. Red Deal
1 doz. ¾ screws
 
Sat. Oct. 19 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
1½ lbs. Black Paint
       
2 st. White Lead
2 gals.Paint Oil
 

.Mon. Oct. 28

MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
1½ lbs. Mixed Nails
0
0
   
 
Sat. Oct. 5 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
Cr. 1 Cast Iron
1
1
0
 
.2 St. White Lead
2 Gals. Paint Oil
 
Thurs. Oct. 31 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
Spirits of Salts      
2 Sticks Solder      
 
Mon. Nov. 4 MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
Mixed Nails      
.
1879
 
May. 20 Mr. Cadderwold MARLINGFORD WINDMILL
Nails & wedges. files      

Charles Cadderwold Atkins was a partner with the firm C. C. Atkins, Son & Coston of Wymondham

MARLINGFORD
Particularly well situate Brick Tower Windmill, Dwelling House and Outbuildings, Garden and about 2 Acres of Arable Land. The Mill is in thorough going order and excellent condition. Early possession will be given.
CLOWES & NASH are favoured with instructions to Sell by Auction at the Norfolk Hotel, Norwich on Saturday 14 June, 1879 at 12 for 1 o'c in One Lot, the above very desirable BUSINESS PROPERTY.
Particulars of Messrs. C. C. ATKINS, SON & COSTON, Wymondham and at the Auctioneers' Offices, Bank Chambers, Norwich and of the Vendors Solicitors,
Messrs. WHITES, RENARD & POMEROY
Wymondham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 17th, 24th & 31st May & 7th June 1879

Auction Catalogue 1879 Auction Catalogue 1879

LOCAL LIQUIDATIONS
George Coote, Marlingford, Miller

Norfolk Chronicle - 4th November 1882

MARLINGFORD
To Millers & Others
Well situate Brick built Tower Windmill, Dwelling house, Outbuildings and about two Acres of Arable Land.
Messrs. RAY
Are favoured with instructions to Sell by Auction at the Norfolk Hotel, Norwich on Saturday June 30, 1883 at 12 for 1 o'c in One Lot, The capital Brick built TOWER WINDMILL, COTTAGE and about two Acres of Arable LAND, situate at Marlingford and now in the occupation of Mr. George Coote. All Freehold.
Particulars of the Auctioneers, Norwich and of the Vendor's Solicitor,
Mr. H. R. CULLEY,
Bank Street,
Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 23rd June 1883

MARLINGFORD
This Day
Messrs. RAY Will Sell Sell by Auction at the Norfolk Hotel, Norwich 12 for 1 o'c in One Lot the TOWER WINDMILL, DWELLING HOUSE, OUTBULDINGS & LAND previously advertised.
Mr. H. R. CULLEY, Bank Street, Norwich.
Vendor's Solicitor
Norfolk Chronicle - 30th June 1883

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

Information on the Mill was very interesting and the 1881 family information happens to be my Family Tree from my Mother's side; her mother was Hedley's daughter. James, Jane and the boys moved to Kingston Upon Hull in the late 1880's settled and worked at the earls Mills in Hull and lived in Earls terrace which I believe was tied Housing Their James became Master joiner and foreman, Hedley a Joiner and William a Stonemason .
Jane's Family Name was Spicer and I wondered if she had any connection to the Mills as her family were Farming in the area.
It's great to find more bits to fit the jigsaw will look forward to visiting the area next year.

Colin Coxon - 16th December 2007

White's 1836: George Roper, miller - also at watermill

O.S. map 1838: Windmill

White's 1845: William Colman, miller - also at watermill

 
Census 1851: Thomas W. Spice (62) b.Norwich, millers clerk
Maria Spice (56) b.Norwich
Sarah Spice (30) b.Norwich
Ebenezer Spice (22) b.Horstead, journeyman miller
Ann Swann (85) b.Halesworth, Suffolk, annuitant (mother-in-law)
Address: Mill dwelling house

White's 1854: Samuel C. Colman & Co., corn millers - also at watermill

1858: Daniel Sayer, miller

1863: Daniel Sayer. miller

White's 1864: John Dunham Gowing, corn miller - also at watermill

Post Office Directory 1875: George Coote, miller - also at Hardingham


Kelly's 1879: George Coote, miller,
The Mill - also at watermill

May 1879: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Census 1881: James William Goldsmith (39) b.Ixworth , Suffolk, journeyman miller
Jane Goldsmith (38) b.Forncett
Hedley James Goldsmith (9) b.Frinningham, Suffolk, scholar
William John Goldsmith (8) b.Frinningham, Suffolk, scholar

1882: George Coote, insolvent

White's 1883: George Coote, miller & corn merchant, Marlingford mills - also at watermill

June 1883: Mill advertised for sale by auction


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