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Norfolk Windmills

Necton post windmill stood on the southwest side of the village at the top of Necton Heath near the Pickenham Road. The mill ran two pairs of French burr stones and a bake office was run from the site.

Lead Found. Supposed to have been Stolen.
In the course of Last Week FOUR PIECES of LEAD weighing about Twenty Stone were found secreted in a muck heap belonging to John Green of Necton, Miller & Baker. Any person having lost the same may have it upon identifying it paying the expences of the advertisement and to the person who found it a reasonable Reward.
Necton, 16 May 1827.
Norfolk Chronicle - 19th May 1827

John Greene of Necton, Miller,
Assignee of the Estate and Effects of Matthew Dickerson, Carpenter and Publican of Necton, late a Prisoner in H. M. Gaol of the Castle of Norwich, an Insolvent Debtor.
Norfolk Chronicle - 15th September 1832

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

Tithe Award 1840
Map W. S. Millard & Son, Norwich. 1839
Owner: John Green
Occupier: Smith Green

No. 650

Mill & Yards

part of

0a. 1r. 27p.
0a. 3r. 25p.


To Millers, Bakers and others
J. H. Greenacre is instructed to Sell by Auction on Wednesday 31 January 1844 at the Tuns Inn, Necton
All that Freehold and Copyhold Estate of Mr. Smith Green, Miller and Baker. The above property consists of an excellent POST WINDMILL with two pair of French Stones, Fixtures and going gears attached to the mill. Also a good substantial Dwelling house, Baking office, Floor chamber, Stable and Gig house, Cow houses, Piggeries, Barn, Granary, Outhouses, Cart sheds etc. with a walled in Yard and about 0a. 3r. 8p. of Freehold and Copyhold Land thereto belonging and now in the occupation of Mr. Smith Green the Proprietor.
Possession may be had on the 6th April next.
The sale commences at 6 o'c
Particulars of Mr. B. Taylor, Solr. Swaffham, Messrs. Kent & Watson, Solrs. Fakenham or the Auctioneer, East Dereham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 27th January 1844

Census 1851: Simon Wyer (62) b.Saham, Mill Right
Susan Baldwin (62) b.E. Dereham, housekeeper
Address: East End

William Tendick (38) b.Watton, baker
Sarah Tendick (35) b.Shipdham
William Tendick (10) b.Shipdham, scholar
Sarah Curtis (15) b.Necton, house servant

Index of Wills 1622: Andrew Gillion, miller

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

1827: John Green, miller & baker

1832: John Greene, miller

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

White's 1836: John Green, miller & baker

Tithe Award 1840:
Owner: John Green; Occupier: Smith Green

Census 1841: John Green (70) miller
Ann Green (64)
Smith Green (40) miller
Lucy Green (35)
John Green (35) baker
William Gteen (15)
George Green (11)
John Green (9)
Elizabeth Green (13) 
Caroline ? (14) female servant

1844: Smith Green, miller & baker

January 1844: Mill advertised for sale by auction

White's 1845: Smith Green, miller

1846: Smith Green, miller

1853: William Fendick, miller

1856: William Fendick, miller

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