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Poringland postmill stood on Poringland Heath on the south side of the Stoke Road to the west side of the village. The mill had common sails that drove 2 pairs of French burr stones, a flour mill and a cylinder.


Norwich, October 30, 1766

All Persons that have any Claim or Demand upon Jonathan Nethercote of Poringland, Miller, are desired to send an Account thereof to Mr. William Forster, Attorney in Norwich, that they may receive Satisfaction for the same.
Norwich Mercury - 6th November 1766

To be LETT at Christmas next
A WINDMILL on Poringland Heath, consisting of a Messuage, Stable and Outhouses, all in very good Repair, and if requires, the Furniture will be left as they are the Property of the Owner.
For further Particulars enquire of Edward Nethercoat at Keswick_Mills near Norwich.

Norwich Mercury - 20th December 1766

To be LETT
And entered upon immediately

A WIND-MILL, House, Stable and Outhouses, new built and all inclosed on Poringland Heath, fit for a Baker or Miller.
For further Particulars enquire of Edward Neathercoat at Keswick near Norwich.

Norwich Mercury - 19th December 1767

To be Sold and entered upon immediately
All that capital PREMISES called PORINGLAND MILL, capable of grinding and dressing 20 quarters a week, with granary, Stables and excellent Dwelling house with garden and land thereto belonging, the whole in complete repair. Part of the purchase money
may remain if required.
Enquire of W. Spratt, the Proprietor, at Poringland.
This will be advertized no more.

Norfolk Chronicle - 1st & 15th August 1795

The following melancholy accident happened during the late high wind; Mr. John Greef, of Cranworth, being in his mill at the time it was blown down, was unfortunately killed by its fall.
A mill at Aldeby, and Mr. Chasteney’s mill at Brissingham (the third within three years) were also blown down. – The sails from Cringleford, Mulbarton, New Buckenham, Poringland, and several other mills in the county, were also swept off.
Norfolk Chronicle - 14th November 1795


To be Sold by Auction
At the Maids Head, St. Simons, Norwich
On Saturday 26th of this present month at 3 o'c
Lot I. ESTATE at Stoke Holy Cross ...
Lot II. INN at Stoke Holy Cross ...
Lot 3. Freehold Marsh ...
Lot 4. A Capital WIND-MILL situate at Poringland , Norfolk, with Sails, Shrouds and Stones thereto belonging, as also the messuage or tenement with a granary outhouses and about One acre of Land, mow in the occupation of James Smith under lease which will expire at Michaelmas 1802, at the yearly rent of £35.This lot all freehold.
The above estate may be viewed by applying to the Tenants.
Apply to Mr. Robert Burrell of Norwich, Mr. John Turner, Mulbarton or Mr. Sewell, Attorney, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 12th & 19th May 1798

To Millers and Merchants
A Steady Young Man about 26 years of age wants a Situation as BOOKKEEPER or STONEMAN or in any other capacity in the above line.
The advertiser perfectly understands his business and can be well recommended by his last employer with whom he lived three years.
Apply to Mr. J. Smith Poringland Mill.

Norfolk Chronicle - 18th January 1817

To Millers
One of the best Situations in Norfolk
To be Sold by Private Contract
All that Capital Freehold POST WINDMILL situate and being in Poringland Magna, four miles distant from Norwich, driving two pair of French stones, flour mill and cylinder, with going gears complete. Also a Dwelling house with garden, summerhouse, granary with three floors which will contain from 30 to 40 lasts of corn, with barn, stables, cow house, cart lodges and pig houses and about six acres and three quarters of arable and pasture land. The buildings are all brick and tile and in good repair. The premises may be viewed on application to Mr. James Smith on the premises and possession may be had at Michaelmas next or sooner if required.
Enquire of Mr. J. Smith or Mr. Edw. Woolterton, Earsham.
N.B. Part of the purchase money may remain on the premises.
Good brick earth on the premises.

Norfolk Chronicle - 1st & 15th June 1822

To Millers
One of the best Situations in Norfolk
To be Sold by Auction By J. Culley On Thursday July 4, 1822 At the George Inn, St. Stephens, Norwich Precisely at 5 o'c
All that Capital Freehold POST WINDMILL situate and being in Poringland Magna, four miles distant from Norwich, and within three miles of the Navigable River from thence to Yarmouth, driving two pair of French stones, flour mill and cylinder, with going gears complete. Also a Dwelling house with garden, summerhouse, granary with three floors which will contain from 30 to 40 lasts of corn, with barn, stables, cow house, cart lodges and pig houses and about six acres and three roods of arable and pasture land. Buildings in good repair and there is good brick earth on the premises.
The Estate may be viewed on application to Mr. James Smith on the premises and possession may be had at Michaelmas next or sooner if required.
Enquire of Mr. Edw. Woolterton, Earsham or the Auctioneer, Norwich.
N.B. Part of the purchase money may remain on Mortgage.

Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd & 29th June 1822

To Millers
One of the best Situations in Norfolk
To be Sold by Private Contract
All that Capital Freehold POST WINDMILL situate and being in Poringland Magna, four miles distant from Norwich, and within three miles of the Navigable River from thence to Yarmouth, driving two pair of French stones, flour mill and cylinder, with going gears complete. Also a Dwelling house with garden, summerhouse, granary with three floors which will contain from 30 to 40 lasts of corn, with barn, stables, cow house, cart lodges and pig houses and about six acres and three roods of arable and pasture land. Buildings in good repair and there is good brick earth on the premises.
The Estate may be viewed on application to Mr. James Smith on the premises and possession may be had at Michaelmas next or sooner if required.
Enquire of Mr. Edw. Woolterton, Earsham or the Auctioneer, Norwich.
N.B. Part of the purchase money may remain on Mortgage.

Norfolk Chronicle - 7th September 1822

To Millers
One of the best Situations in Norfolk
To be Sold by Auction By J. Culley On Thursday July 4, 1822 At the George Inn, St. Stephens, Norwich Precisely at 5 o'c
All that Capital Freehold POST WINDMILL situate and being in Poringland Magna, four miles distant from Norwich, and within three miles of the Navigable River from thence to Yarmouth, driving two pair of French stones, flour mill and cylinder, with going gears complete. Also a Dwelling house with garden, summerhouse, granary with three floors which will contain from 30 to 40 lasts of corn, with barn, stables, cow house, cart lodges and pig houses and about six acres and three roods of arable and pasture land. Buildings in good repair and there is good brick earth on the premises.
The Estate may be viewed on application to Mr. James Smith on the premises and possession may be had at Michaelmas next or sooner if required.
Enquire of Mr. Edw. Woolterton, Earsham or the Auctioneer, Norwich.
N.B. Part of the purchase money may remain on Mortgage.

Norfolk Chronicle - 14th & 21st September 1822

O.S. Map 2008
O.S. Map 2008
Image reproduced under licence from Ordnance Survey

Emanuel Bowen's map of 1749 showed a total of 8 corn mills:

Briningham postmill,
East Wretham postmill
Fincham postmill
Poringland postmill
South Creake Common postmill
St. Benet's Abbey towermill
Strumpshaw smockmill
Tacolneston postmill


Kirkpatrick N.E. Prospect of Norwich 1723: Porland Wind Mill

Bowen's map 1749: Mill

Corbridge's map 1750: Porland Mill

Corbridge's map 1765: Mill

1766: Jonathan Nethercote, miller

December 1767: Mill advertised to be let

Bowles' map 1775: Mill

1795: W. Spratt, miller

August 1795: Mill advertised for sale

November 1795: Mill sails blown off in heavy gale

Faden's map 1797: Mill

1798: James Smith, tenant miller paying a rent of £35 per annum

May 1798: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Poll Book 1802: James Smyth, miller

1817: James Smith, miller

1822: James Smith, miller

June 1822: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

June 1822: Mill advertised for sale by auction

September 1822: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

September 1822: Mill advertised for sale by auction

c.1825: Mill replaced by a towermill

Bryant's map 1826: Mill


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