Middleton
East Winch Road
postmill


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Middleton East Winch Road post windmill originally stood at Mill_Farm and was moved to the East Winch Road site at some point from the 1840s onwards, probably by the Matthews family. Although a bake office was mentioned in adverts it's unclear whether this was the original one at Mill Farm or a new one at the East Winch Road site.
The mill had a roundhouse and powered 2 pairs of 4ft. stones and a jumper.

Wanted immediately, a MILLER & BAKER.
Apply to Mr. James Howes, Middleton.

Lynn Advertiser - 11th February 1865


Wanted a MILLER
Apply to Mr. Jas. Howes, Middleton.

Lynn Advertiser - 9th September 1865


Wanted a Journeyman MILLER
Apply to Mr. Jas. Howes, Middleton.

Lynn Advertiser - 18th November 1865


To MILLERS
Wanted, a steady active Young
MAN.
Apply to Mr. S. Howes, Middleton, near Lynn.

Norfolk News - 12th February 1870


Situations Vacant
TO MILLERS
Wanted a steady MAN.
Apply to Mr. James Howes, Middleton, Lynn, Norfolk.

Norfolk News - 18th June 1870


To JOURNEYMEN MILLERS
WANTED a steady single MAN as above, must be able to assist in baking.
Apply W. J. Howes, Middleton, Lynn, Norfolk.

Lynn Advertiser - 9th December 1871


Situations Vacant
To Journeymen Millers
WANTED, a steady single Man as above.
Apply W. J. Howes, Middleton, Lynn, Norfolk.

Norfolk News - 16th December 1871


to Millers & Bakers
Wanted, a steady single man.
W. J. Howes, Middleton, Lynn.

Lynn Advertiser - 28th November 1874


To Millers
Wanted, a steady single man, one that can assist in the baking preferred.
Apply W. J. Howes, Middleton, Lynn.

Lynn Advertiser - 5th December 1874


Situations Vacant
TO MILLERS & BAKERS
Wanted, a steady Single Man as above.
Apply W. J. Howes, Middleton, Lynn.

Norfolk News - 5th December 1874


Notice to Debtors and Creditors
All persons having any claim or demand upon the effects of James Howes' Executors, of Middleton in the county of Norfolk, Millers and Bakers ... particulars to ... us the Executors under the Will of the late James Howes,
Walter J. Howes
John Bardell
Dated this 17 June 1880
Lynn Advertiser - 19th June 1880

MIDDLETON MILLS near Lynn
W. G. & H. Howes
Having taken the business lately carried on by James Howes' Executors, beg to thank the inhabitants of Middleton and vicinity for the kind support they have received since they have had the management and they t
rust by strict attention to business and with moderate charges to retain the patronage bestowed upon him.

Lynn Advertiser - 19th June 1880


To Journeymen Millers
WANTED a good Steady Man. Married preferred.
W. J. Howes, Middleton, Lynn.

Lynn Advertiser - 18th December 1880


To Journeymen Millers
WANTED a good man to work a post windmill.
W. J. Howes, Middleton near Lynn.

Lynn Advertiser - 12th November 1881


To Journeymen Millers
WANTED a good steady man (married): one that can assist in baking preferred.
W. J. Howes, Middleton Mills, Lynn.

Lynn Advertiser - 17th February 1883


MIDDLETON near Kings Lynn, Norfolk
CHARLES HAWKINS
Is instructed to Sell by Auction on Tuesday June 8, 1886 on the spot at 7 o'c in the evening precisely
POST WIND MILL
the property of the Dean & Chapter of Norwich and occupied by Mr. W. Howes, with all the Stones, Going Gears and Materials as fixed.
Lot 1. All the brick and stone built ROUND HOUSE, grinding floor, stone floor, upper floor, oak studs, weatherboarding, oak mill post, shear trees, cross-trees, FLOUR MILL, jumper, governors, bridgetrees, stone nuts, spur wheel, FOUR 4 FOOT STONES, wallower, head wheel, shaft, windshaft, hoppers, sack tackle, pair of sail backs, clamps etc.

Lot 2. The brick and stone built wall enclosing the mill yard.
To be sold for cash and taken down and removed at the purchaser's expense within two months fro the date of sale.
Apply to the Auctioneer, Downham Market and Bank Chambers, Kings Lynn.

Lynn Advertiser - 29th May & 5th June 1886

SITUATIONS WANTED
To Master Millers
Wanted by a young man aged 20, a situation as Second Miller or Under Stoneman. Has had four years experience. Good references.
Address, Fk. C. Bardell, Middleton near Lynn.

Lynn Advertiser - 19th November 1887 & 17th March 1888


After James Howes died the mill was run by his executors, Walter J. Howes and John Bardell. It was probably John Bardell's son Frederick, who had been working at the mill for some four years before advertising for a position elsewhere after the mill ceased working in 1886.

One of two post mills at Mill Farm was moved to the East Winch Road site, at the top of the hill, where the land was under the same ownership - Matthews.

John Bardell, Ivy Farm - 31st March 1974


It would appear that wind power was supplemented by steam power c.1858 and the steam mill carried on running until c.1896.

Howes were bakers at Ivy Farm before building the Steam Mill which is now the Antique Shop. (But did they have the post mill before Mr. Bardell's knowledge?) (Yes. See Lynn Advertiser 12 Nov 1881). His father William Bardell was apprentice boy at Drew's_Mill. His cousin, now 99, is Mr. Warren who owned Watlington mill and had it taken down.

Harry Apling - 1974


O.S. Map 1889
O.S. Map 1889
Image produced from the www.old-maps.co.uk service with permission of Landmark Information Group Ltd.
and Ordnance Survey

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

Related family members

White's 1854: John Bardell, victualler, Castle Inn
White's 1854: John Bardell, joiner, Hollow End
White's 1854: James Howes, baker, Hollow End
White's 1854: Thomas Howes, farmer, Hollow End

White's 1864: John Bardell, Castle, Blackborough End
White's 1864: John Bardell, joiner, Blackborough End


Kelly's 1879: Bardell Brothers, builders & contractors
Kelly's 1879: John Bardell,
Castle

White's 1890: John Bardell, brewer, Blackborough
White's 1890: John Cross Bardell, farmer, Blackborough

Kelly's 1892: John Bardell, brewer, Blackborough
Kelly's 1892: John Cross Bardell, farmer, Blackborough

Kelly's 1892: Walter John Howes, farmer, Priory Farm, Blackborough

Kelly's 1896:
George Howes, farmer, assistant overseer, collector of taxes & clerk to the parish council, Blackborough

Kelly's 1896: Walter John Howes, farmer, Priory Farm, Blackborough

Kelly's 1900: John Bardell, brewer, Blackborough
Kelly's 1900: John Cross Bardell, farmer, Blackborough

Kelly's 1900:
George Howes, farmer, assistant overseer, collector of taxes & clerk to the parish council, Blackborough

Kelly's 1900: Walter John Howes, farmer & land owner, Priory Farm, Blackborough


Kelly's 1904: John Cross Bardell, farmer, Blackborough

Kelly's 1904:
George Howes, farmer, assistant overseer, collector of taxes & clerk to the parish council, Blackborough

Kelly's 1904: John Howes, grocer & general stores
Kelly's 1904: Walter John Howes, farmer & land owner, Priory Farm, Blackborough


Kelly's 1908: John Cross Bardell, farmer, Blackborough

Kelly's 1908:
George Howes, farmer, assistant overseer, collector of taxes & clerk to the parish council, Blackborough

Kelly's 1908: John Howes, grocer & general stores
Kelly's 1908: Walter John Howes, farmer & land owner, Priory Farm, Blackborough

Kelly's 1912: John Cross Bardell, farmer, Blackborough

Kelly's 1912:
George Howes, farmer, assistant overseer, collector of taxes & clerk to the parish council, Blackborough

Kelly's 1912: John Howes, grocer & general stores
Kelly's 1912: Walter John Howes, farmer & land owner, Priory Farm, Blackborough
Kelly's 1912: Walter Howes jnr, farmer, Priory Farm


Kelly's 1916: John Cross Bardell, farmer, Blackborough

Kelly's 1916:
George Howes, farmer, assistant overseer, collector of taxes & clerk to the parish council, Blackborough

Kelly's 1916: John Howes, grocer & general stores
Kelly's 1916: Walter John Howes, farmer & land owner, Priory Farm, Blackborough
Kelly's 1916: Walter Howes jnr, farmer, Priory Farm


Kelly's 1922: John Cross Bardell, farmer, Blackborough

Kelly's 1922:
George Howes, farmer, assistant overseer, collector of taxes & clerk to the parish council, Blackborough

Kelly's 1922: John Howes, grocer & general stores
Kelly's 1922: Philip George Howes, farmer
Kelly's 1922: Walter Howes jnr, farmer, Priory Farm


Kelly's 1925: Victor Cross Bardell, farmer, Blackborough
Kelly's 1925: William Cross Bardell, farmer, Blackborough

Kelly's 1925:
George Howes, farmer, assistant overseer, collector of taxes & clerk to the parish council, Blackborough

Kelly's 1925: John Howes, grocer & general stores
Kelly's 1925: Philip George Howes, farmer


Kelly's 1929: Victor Cross Bardell, farmer, Mill farm, Blackborough
Kelly's 1929: John Howes, grocer & general stores

Kelly's 1933: John Bardell jnr., farmer, Mill farm, Blackborough
Kelly's 1933: John Howes, grocer & general stores

Kelly's 1937: John Bardell, farmer, Blackborough
Kelly's 1937: John Howes, grocer & general stores


Unallocated miller in Middleton

White's 1854: Walter Hall, corn miller


White's 1845: Robert Matthews, miller; h. East Winch

1846: William Matthews, miller

1850: Robert Matthews, miller

1853: John Headley, miller

1856: John Headley, miller

1858: James Howes, miller & baker

White's 1864: James Howes, miller & baker

1865: James Howes, miller

1871: Walter J. Howes, miller

1874: Walter J. Howes, miller

1875: Mrs. Harriet Howes, miller

Kelly's 1879: Mrs. Harriet Howes, miller

1880: Walter, George & Herbert (W. G. & H.) Howes took over the business from executors of James Howes

White's 1883: W. G. & H. (Walter, George & Herbert) Howes, corn millers, bakers & butchers, Blackborough

1886: Mill owned by Dean & Chapter of Norwich and occupied by Walter Howes, miller

May 1886: Mill advertised for sale by auction to be dismantled and removed

White's 1890: W. & G. (Walter & George) Howes, corn millers, bakers & butchers, Blackborough

O.S. map 1891: Post Mill (Corn)

Kelly's 1892: Walter, John & George Howes, millers (steam), bakers & butchers, Blackborough

Kelly's 1896: Walter, John & George Howes, millers (steam), bakers & butchers, Blackborough

Kelly's 1900: Walter, John & George Howes, millers (steam), bakers & butchers, Blackborough

Kelly's 1904: Walter, John & George Howes, millers (steam), bakers & butchers, Blackborough

Kelly's 1908: Walter, John & George Howes, millers (steam), bakers & butchers, Blackborough

Kelly's 1912: Walter John Howes, miller (steam) & baker, Blackborough


Kelly's 1916: Cecil Howes, miller (steam), Blackborough

Kelly's 1922: Cecil Howes, miller (steam), Blackborough

Kelly's 1925: Cecil Howes, miller (steam) Blackborough & farmer, Priory farm


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