North Creake
towermill


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16th May 1981
16th May 1981

North Creake towermill was quite small, although having 5 storeys the tower was only around 30 feet high. The mill ran two pairs of stones, was built of red brick and described as newly erected in 1820.


To Millers.
To be Sold by Auction. By THOMAS PLATTEN.

On Thursday 17 February 1820. Between the hours of 3 and 5 o'clock in the afternoon. At the Lord Nelson Inn at Fakenham in the County of Norfolk.
A Capital MESSUAGE or Tenament...with about half an acre of land and a newly erected Tower Wind Mill with the going gears and tackle thereto belonging, situate in North Creake in the said county.
The above Premises are Copyhold of the Manor of North Creake Thorpe Hall.
Norfolk Chronicle - 12th February 1820

The mill being the only one in the parish was offered for sale privately in 1825 with an attached bakehouse.


To Millers & Bakers. To be Sold by Private Contract.
A Desirable SITUATION for carrying on the Business of a Miller & Baker on a small scale, consisting of a substantial brick & tiled Messuage, with baking office attached, a tower wind-mill at the back thereof & about half an acre of excellent arable land adjoining situate in North Creake.
The Premises are in good repair & the Mill, being the only one in the parish, is calculated to command a repectable home trade. Apply to Mr. Young, Solr. Burnham Market.
Norfolk Chronicle - 16th July 1825


Mr. BUTCHER will sell by Auction at the Hoste Arms Inn, Burnham on Friday 8 June 1855 at 2 o'clock
A Dwelling House with Baking Office, excellent brick built TOWER WINDMILL and Outbuildings, Garden etc. situate at North Creake near Burnham in Norfolk and now in the occupation of Mr. James Cuthbert (who is under notice to quit at Michaelmas next) at the yearly rent of £35.
Apply to Kent & Watson, Solicitors, Fakenham, at the Place of Sale, or to Mr. Butcher, Auctioneer, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 26th May & 2nd June 1855


Situatioins Vacant
WANTED immediately, a Journeyman MILLER.
Apply to Mrs. Sayer, of Creake, Norfolk.
Norfolk News - 5th September 1857


Windmill & Bake Office to Let at North Creake.
Possession at Michaelmas next.
Apply to Thos.Everitt, North Creake
Lynn Advertiser - 24th July 1880


LIQIDATION BY ARRANGEMENT
John Smith, North Creake, Miller
Norfolk Chronicle - 5th March 1881


Windmill & Bake Office
With good Dwelling House & about Half an Acre of Land, to be let or sold, with possession at Michaelmas next, at North Creake.
Applt to T. Everitt, North Creake, Fakenham.
Lynn Advertiser - 24th September 1881


NORTH CREAKE

ROBERT SPICER has received instructions to offer for Sale by Auction at the Jolly Farmers Inn, North Creake early in November.
The following valuable and desirable Freehold PROPERTY, comprising the capital and old established BRICK TOWER WINDMILL with two pair of Stones and other Mill Fittings. Also a BAKE OFFICE, DWELLING HOUSE & about Half an Acre of excellent Arable LAND.
Possession can be had of the above Property on the 3rd Day of November 1881.
The Property presents an excellent opportunity for a Miller & Baker requiring a business of this kind.
Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd October 1881

NORTH CREAKE

ROBERT SPICER has received instructions to offer for Sale by Auction at the Jolly Farmers Inn, North Creake on Monday November 7, 1881 at 2 for 3 o'c.
The following valuable and desirable Freehold PROPERTY, comprising the capital and old established BRICK TOWER WINDMILL with two pair of Stones and other Mill Fittings. Also a BAKE OFFICE, DWELLING HOUSE & about Half an Acre of excellent Arable LAND.
Possession can be had of the above Property on the 8th Day of November 1881.
The Property presents an excellent opportunity for a Miller & Baker requiring a business of this kind.
Norfolk Chronicle - 29th October & 5th November also Lynn Advertiser 22nd & 29th October 1881

WANTED, a steady respectable man to work a windmill & assist in bake office.
J. & H. Goshawk, North Creake, Norfolk.
Lynn Advertiser - 16th August 1884


Mill dismantled & refloored & staircase built perhaps when wings added to Mill House, sometime after 1900.
Harry Apling - October 1971


c.1820: Mill built

February 1820: Mill advertised for sale by auction

July 1825: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

White's 1836: James Cuthbert snr, corn miller & baker


Census 1841:

James Cuthbert (50) miller

Mary Cuthbert (50)
Charles Cuthbert (20)

Christian Cuthbert (14) (daughter)

James Cuthbert (13)

 

White's 1845: James Cuthbert, miller & baker


Census 1851:

James Cuthbert (60) b.Brandon, miller

Mary Ann Cuthbert (62) b.Stanhoe, miller

Christian Cuthbert (23) b.North Creake

James Cuthbert (21) b.North Creake, miller

Address: West Street


Index of Wills 1852: James Cuthbert snr

White's 1854: James Cuthbert jnr, miller

1855: James Cuthbert jnr, miller

Friday 8th June 1855: Mill sold by auction

1857: Mrs. Sayer advertised for a journeyman miller

1858: John Smith, miller

White's 1864: John Smith, baker & miller

Kelly's 1879: John Smith, baker & miller

1880: Thomas Everitt (probable owner) offered the mill to let in July 1880 and let or sold in September 1881


Census 1881:

John Smith (53) b.Stanhoe, miller & baker
Sarah Smith (52) b. Whitwell
Julia Smith (21) b. North Creake
John Smith (19) b.North Creake, baker
Ellen Smith (17) b.North Creake

Horace Smith (14) b.North Creake, scholar
Address: West Street


1881: John Smith, miller was subject to a
Liquidation by Arrangement due to being insolvent

September 1881: Mill advertised to be sold or let

Monday 7th November 1881: Mill sold by auction

White's 1883: John Smith, miller, baker & farmer

August 1884: J.& H. Goshawk advertised for a mill and bakehouse assistant

1888: George Tipple, miller and baker

1890: Henry Goshawk

1971: Maurice Corish, Mill House, West Street

1981: Mill tower still standing, no machinery but floors and staircases reinstated



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