Old Buckenham
Mill Farm
postmill


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Old Buckenham Mill Farm postmill had 2 pairs of patent sails that powered 2 pairs of French burr stones and a flour mill. The mill stood behind what later became the Primitive Methodist Chapel.


Commission of Bankrupt awarded & issued forth against John Burlingham of Old Buckenham, miller, dealer & chapman & he being declared a Bankrupt ...
to surrender 22 April next ...

Norfolk Chronicle - 30th March & 6th April 1805


Burlingham's Bankruptcy
All persons who stand indebted to the estate & effects of John Burlingham late of Old Buckenham, miller, dealer & chapman, a Bankrupt, to pay debts to ...

Norfolk Chronicle - 25th May 1805


Creditors under a Commission of Bankrupt against John Burlingham of Old Buckenham, miller, dealer & chapman to meet 5th August next respecting an alleged Lien which Messrs. Crowe, Sparrow & Browne have over title deeds of an estate in Old Buckenham belonging to the said Bankrupt.
Norfolk Chronicle - 27th July 1805


Commissioners in a Commission of Bankrupt bearing date 19 March 1805 against John Burlingham ...
to meet 12 August next ...
Norfolk Chronicle - 27th July 1805


Commissioners in a Commission of Bankrupt against John Burlingham of Old Buckenham, Miller, dealer & chapman ...
to meet 23 September next ...
Norfolk Chronicle - 30th August 1806


The Creditors of John Burlingham of Old Buckenham in the county of Norfolk, miller, dealer & chapman, may receive a further dividend of 2s. 6d. in the Pound upon their respective debts proved under the commission of bankrupt against him, by applying to Messrs Ketts & Back of the city of Norwich, bankers.
Norfolk Chronicle - 4th October 1806


To Millers To be Sold
A convenient Freehold MESSUAGE & POST WIND-MILL, with two pair of French stones, flour mill & granary adjoining the messuage & (including the scite of the buildings) about one acre of exceeding good land lying contiguous, well fenced in & the whole situate in Old Buckenham in the county of Norfolk.
Possession may be had on the 25 th June enxt.
Old Buckenham is within six miles of two excellent corn markets.

Application to be made personally or by letter post paid to Mr. Barton, the proprietor or Mr. Brook, attorney at law, Kenninghall, Norfolk.
Norfolk Chronicle - 2nd January 1808

Commissioners in a Commission of Bankrupt bearing date 19 March 1805 awarded & issued forth against John Burlingham of Old Buckenham in the county of Norfolk, Miller, dealer & chapman to meet 29 December next …
final dividend …
The above named John Burlingham begs leave to inform such of his Creditors as have not any joint security or acceptance that he shall on the 1 st January next be ready to pay to them such sum as with the dividend already paid & that now to be declared will make up 20s. in the pound on their respective debts.

Norfolk Chronicle - 28th November & 5th December 1812


Burlingham’s Bankruptcy
The Creditors who have proved their debts under a Commission of Bankrupt awarded & issued forth against John Burlingham of Old Buckenham in the county of Norfolk, Miller, dealer & chapman may receive a final dividend of 4d. in the pound at the Bank of Messrs. Kett & Back, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 27th February 1813

To be Sold
HORSE MILL with going gears, sack tackle & flour mill complete, also three floors nearly new, with horse house etc.
Apply to Mr. John Burlingham, Old Buckenham, Norfolk.

Norfolk Chronicle - 1st July 1826 

Old Buckenham
To be Sold by Auction on Thursday 24 August 1837 at 5 o’c at the Cock Inn, Attleburgh, Norfolk
By Order of the Trustees for Sale thereof
All that capital WINDMILL with Patent Sails & a good Cottage with about half an acre of Land situate at Old Buckenham in the county of Norfolk in the occupation of Mr. John Burlingham & his under-tenant.
Possession may be had at Michaelmas day (old style) next
Apply to Messrs. Mitchell & Clarke, Solrs. Wymondham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 12th & 19th August 1837 

Tithe map 1842 - as redrawn by Harry Apling
Tithe map 1842 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1843
Map, J. Easton, Attleburgh, 1842
Owners: Exors. of Earsham Turner
Occupier: John Burlingham

No. 618 Mill Field Arable 0a. 2r. 30p. 6/-

... WINDMIILL driving two pairs of stones with COTTAGE, small granary & garden of 0a. 2r. 30p. occupied by ? Lawrence.
Newspaper advertisment - May 1860


OLD BUCKENHAM, Norfolk

Messrs. BUTCHER are instructed to Sell by Auction at the New Inn, Attleborough on Thursday 14 June 1860 at 4 o’clock in lots the undermentioned Valuable Property

Also the Powerful BRICK TOWER WINDMILL with five floors and patent sails driving five pairs of stones.
Also a piece of Arable Land adjacent to the above mentioned mills and cottages containing with the sites of the said mills and cottages 9a. 3r. 2p. Also a WINDMILL driving two pairs of stones with small granary late in the occupation of Messrs. John Burlingham and Sons.
Also Cottage, small granary and garden of 0a. 2r. 30p. occupied by – Lawrence.
The above will be sold subject to charges thereon amounting to £11,000 upon £2000 of which interest is at £5% and on £9000 at 3¼% per annum.A most extensive business has been long established and conducted upon this property by Messrs. Burlingham and Sons.
Apply to Mr. Tillett, Solicitor, Norwich or the Auctioneers, Norwich and at their offices,
37 Bedford Row, London, W.C.

Norfolk Chronicle - 9th June 1860


To be Let with early Possession
TWO TOWER WINDMILLS at Old Buckenham, Norfolk & a large Steam Flour Mill, with about 18½ Acres of Land adjacent. Also a capital Family Residence & Cottage, with garden & grounds comprising 5¼ Acres at Old Buckenham, now in the occupation of Mr. George Burlingham.
Also three Green rights.
For rent & particulars apply to Mr. George Burlingham at Old Buckenham or Mr. Tillett, Solicitor, Norwich.

Norfolk News - 8th & 15th September 1860
The other mill mentioned above was Old Buckenham towermill

Opening of Primitive Methodist Chapel.
Donation of £20 from J. J. Colman
Cottage & Land, 3 roods, purchased for £345

Norfolk News - 3rd June 1871
Probably the former mill field & cottage


In 1976, Dennis Burton was living at Mill Farm and his mother in law, Mrs. Grace Emma Hilton of Old Buckenham, widow of Clifton William Hilton, was the owner of Old Buckenham towermill.


Site plan October 1988
Site plan October 1988 the site refers to Old Buckenham towermill site

Unallocated millers from old Buckenham:
Poll Book 1802: John Barton
1811, 1821, 1830, White's 1836: John Lock
1811: Robert Brown

1811: Shadrack Lane
1821: Isaac Arms (1)
1821: Isaac Arms (2)


March 1805: John Burlingham, miller, declared bankrupt

1808: ? Barton, proprietor

January 1808: Mill advertised for sale

Parish census 1811: John Burlingham, miller

Parish census 1821: John Burlingham, miller

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

July 1826: Horse mill advertised for sale

White's 1836: J. Burlingham, corn miller & corn merchant

1837: John Burlingham, miller & under tenant

August 1837: Mill advertised for sale by auction

O.S. map 1838: Windmill

1843: John Burlingham, miller

White's 1845: J. Burlingham & Son, corn millers also Old Buckenham towermill

White's 1854: J. Burlingham & Sons, corn millers & merchants also Old Buckenham towermill

September 1860: Mill advertised for sale

1860: ? Lawrence, miller

May 1860: Mill advertised for sale by auction along with Old Buckenham towermill

1976: Dennis Burton, Mill Farm



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