Ovington
postmill


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Ovington post windmill stood to the west of the village just to the north of the road to Saham Toney. The mill used patent sails to power 2 pairs of French burr stones, a flour mill and jumper. One pair of stones being 4ft diameter and the other pair being 4ft 4ins diameter.


Post Windmill, Cottages and Land at OVINGTON near Watton
To be Sold by Auction by EDW. SEPPINGS on Wednesday 28 March 1832 at the Crown Inn, Watton at 4 o'c.

Three substantial COTTAGES or Tenements with a building adjoining capable of containing 2 or 3 scores of corn and other conveniences gardens and land containing about half an acre in Ovington in the county of Norfolk, together with a Capital Post Windmill drawing two pairs of French stones abreast, four feet four inches and four feet (nearly new) with flour mill, jumper and all requisite machinery and going gears complete and in excellent condition, standing on the said premises and now in the occupation of Samuel Kittle.
The situation is eligibly contiguous to the road leading from Dereham to Watton and within a mile of the latter place.
The Premises are all Freehold and Possession may be had at Michaelmas next.
Apply to Messrs. E. & G. Cooper, Solrs. Dereham or the Auctioneer, Swaffham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 10th, 17th & 24th March 1832


Post Windmill, Cottages and Land at OVINGTON near Watton
To be Sold by Private Contract.

Three substantial COTTAGES or Tenements with a building adjoining capable of containing 2 or 3 scores of corn and other conveniences gardens and land containing about half an acre in Ovington in the county of Norfolk, together with a Capital Post Windmill drawing two pairs of French stones abreast, four feet four inches and four feet (nearly new) with flour mill, jumper and all requisite machinery and going gears complete and in excellent condition, standing on the said premises and now in the occupation of Samuel Kittle.
The situation is eligibly contiguous to the road leading from Dereham to Watton and within a mile of the latter place.
The Premises are all Freehold and Possession may be had at Michaelmas next.
Apply to Messrs. E. & G. Cooper, Solrs. Dereham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 15th & 22nd September 1832


Post Windmill at OVINGTON
To be Sold by Auction by John Leverett at the Crown Inn, Watton on Wednesday 24 April 1833 at 4 o'c
A
Capital POST WINDMILL drawing two pairs of French stones abreast, four feet four inches and four feet (nearly new) with Flour Mill, Jumper and all requisite machinery and going gears complete and in excellent condition.
The Mill is now standing on a piece of land in Ovington belonging to Mr. Edward Cook and is to be removed by the purchaser on or before the 10th Day of May next.
Particulars of Messrs. E. & G. Cooper or the Auctioneer, Dereham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 30th March & 6th & 20th April 1833


OVINGTON
To be Sold by Auction by Robert Baley at the Cock Inn, at Ovington on Tuesday 19 March instant at 4 o'c

A Cottage or Tenement situate in Ovington in the county of Norfolk within a mile of Watton, now used as a Beer-house and occupied by Jane Cook, widow, with a Building capable of containing 2 or 3 scores of corn, Stable, Cart lodge and other conveniences, Garden and Land adjoining, containing together about half an acre, together with a POST WINDMILL driving two pairs of French Stones abreast 4 ft. 4 ins. and 4 ft. flour mill, jumper and all other requisite machinery and going gears, late in the occupation of Mr. Waters.
The Premises are al Freehold and Possession of the Mill and Outbuildings may be had immediately and of the Cottage at Old Michaelmas next.
Apply to Messrs. E. & G. Cooper, Solrs. East Dereham.
Letters to be pre-paid.

Norfolk Chronicle - 9th & 16th March 1839


OVINGTON
To be Sold by Private Contract

A Cottage or Tenement situate in Ovington in the county of Norfolk within a mile of Watton, now used as a Beer-house and occupied by Jane Cook, widow, with a Building capable of containing 2 or 3 scores of corn, Stable, Cart lodge and other conveniences, Garden and Land adjoining, containing together about half an acre, together with a POST WINDMILL driving two pairs of French Stones abreast 4 ft. 4 ins. and 4 ft. flour mill, jumper and all other requisite machinery and going gears, late in the occupation of Mr. Waters.
The Premises are al Freehold and Possession of the Mill and Outbuildings may be had immediately and of the Cottage at Old Michaelmas next.
Apply to Messrs. E. & G. Cooper, Solrs. East Dereham.
Letters to be pre-paid.

Norfolk Chronicle - 13th & 20th April 1839


OVINGTON near Watton
To be Sold by Auction by J. Trundle at the George Inn, Watton, on Wednesday May 13, 1840 at 6 o'c
A
Capital POST WINDMILL in substantial and good repair driving two pair of French burr stones, with patent sails, flour mill and all requisite machinery and going gears.
Also a Dwelling house, licensed to sell beer, with a flour house, granary, stable, garden and about two roods of land thereto adjoining and belonging, as the same Premises are now in the occupation of Mr. William James and Elizabeth Jane Cook and are situate in Ovington and within one mile of Watton.
The above Estate is Freehold and possession may be had at Michaelmas next.
Apply to Mr. R. Sewell, Solr. or to the Auctioneer, both of Swaffham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 2nd May 1840


Tithe map 1843 - as redrawn by Harry Apling
Tithe map 1843 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1843
Map NEWTON & WOODROW, Norwich. 1843
Owner: John Baker
Occupiers: James Elsegood, Widow Adcock, Charles Fermage, Fanny Fermage

No. 231

Cottages, Mill & garden

0a. 0r. 38p.

Nil


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


Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

1830: Edward Cooke, miller

March 1832: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1832: Samuel Kittle, miller

September 1832: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

1833: Edward Cook, owner

March 1833: Mill advertised to be sold by auction and removed by purchaser

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

White's 1836: William Waters, corn miller

c.1839: William Waters, miller

March 1839: Mill advertised for sale by auction

April 1839: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

1840: William James & Elizabeth Jane Cook, millers & beerhouse

Tithe Award 1843: Owner: John Baker

White's 1845: William Bennett, corn miller

1846: William Bennett, miller

1850: James Andrews

1853: Robert Barker, miller

White's 1854: Robert Barker, corn miller

1882: Mill House built

1970: Miss Stubbings, Mill House


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