Potter Heigham
postmill


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Potter Heigham post windmill stood to the south of the village. The buck was set on a roundhouse and the sails powered a single pair of 5 ft. French burr stones and two flour mills.


Grinding capacity in 1816
6 lasts per week
6 lasts = 120 sacks (coombs) = 20 coombs per day


To Millers
To be Sold and entered upon immediately , Merchants & others
That old established POST WIND MILL, well situated for home trade in Potter Heigham, within a furlong of the navigable river leading to Yarmouth, with one pair of French stones, and Flour Mill, together with three roods of Land adjoining the mill, free from every expence except one shilling to the Ludham Court.
Apply of Robert Newton,
Miller, Potter Heigham aforesaid.
Norfolk Chronicle - 5th April 1806


To be Sold by Auction By John Kemp At the Gate house in Potter Heigham On Friday 29th instant at 3 o'c
All that Post WIND CORN MILL standing in Potter Heigham aforesaid, in good repair, with a Pair of French stones, flour mill and going geers. Also about three roods of good land, freehold.
The above are well situated for trade being within a furlong of the Bridge and navigable river to Great Yarmouth.
Part of the purchase money may remain thereon and possession of the Mill may be had immediately if required.
Apply to Mr. Rust, Attorney, Ludham.

July 25. 1808.
Norfolk Chronicle - 9th & 23rd July 1808

To be Sold by Auction By John Kemp At the Gate house in Potter Heigham On Monday 15th instant precisely at 3 o'c
Lot 1. A POST WIND CORN WINDMILL with the flour mill and going gears and about 3 roods of land. Freehold.
Lot 2. A Dwelling house capable of being converted into two tenements, with a barn, yards, garden, an orchard well planted with fruit trees and an inclosure of excellent arable land adjoining, containing about two acres upon which are several thriving young oaks. Also a marsh of about three acres. Copyhold, fine certain. The above premises are situated in Potter Heigham aforesaid and of which possession may be had immediately, the present proprietor having engaged a larger concern and part of the purchase money may remain thereon if required.
Apply to Mr. Rust, attorney at Ludham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 5th April 1806


To be Sold by Auction By John Kemp At the Gate house in Potter Heigham On Monday 15th instant precisely at 3 o'c
The following premises in Lots,
Lot 1. A POST WIND CORN WINDMILL with the flour mill and going gears and about 3 roods of land. Freehold.
Lot 2. A Dwelling house capable of being converted into two tenements, with a barn, yards, garden, an orchard well planted with fruit trees and an inclosure of excellent arable land adjoining, containing about two acres upon which are several thriving young oaks. Also a marsh of about three acres. Copyhold, fine certain. The above premises are situated in Potter Heigham aforesaid and of which possession may be had immediately, the present proprietor having engaged a larger concern and part of the purchase money may remain thereon if required.
Apply to Mr. Rust, attorney at Ludham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 6th & 13th May 1806


Commission of Bankrupt awarded and issued forth against John Wolterton Lubbock otherwise Wolterton John Lubbock late of Potter Heigham, Miller ...
declared Bankrupt ...
to surrender 7 June next ...

Norfolk Chronicle - 1st June 1816


Mill and Residence to Let
To be Let by Tender For term of 5 or 7 years. With Immediate possession.
A Windmill with a Roundhouse situate at Potter Heigham, Norfolk (near the Gate public house) together with a small comfortable Dwelling house, baking office, convenient outbuildings, garden and about one acre of arable Land, all attached to the mill; the premises are near a navigable river and may be viewed at any time.
Persons desirous of hiring the same are requested to send tenders with the name of a surety to Messrs. Francis & Turner, Solrs. Norfolk Registry, Surrey Street, Norwich on or before 17th instant. The tenant will be required to do all the necessary repairs.
About 2 acres of arable land adjoining the above premises have been constantly let by the parish to the occupier thereof. The person wishing to hire the mill and premises may take the fixtures and furniture thereon at a valuation. - Persons having any demands upon Mr. Phillippo the late occupier of the mill are requested to send the same to Messrs. Francis & Turner to whom all debts due to Mr. Phillippo are to be paid.
Norfolk Chronicle - 18th September 1818


Commissioners in a Commission of Bankruptcy awarded and issued forth against John Wolterton Lubbock otherwise Wolterton John Lubbock late of Potter Heigham, Miller
to meet 7 July next ...

Norfolk Chronicle - 24th June 1820


Tithe map 1840 - as redrawn by Harry Apling
Tithe map 1840 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1841
Map, Charles William Millard, Sprowston, 1840
Owner: Simonds Boyce
Occupier: do

No. 266

Mill, House etc.

 

0a. 1r. 20p.

 

Occupier: Benjamin Colls
No. 265 Cottage & Garden  
14p
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0a. 1r. 34p..
Tithe free
 

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

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

1806: Robert Newton, miller

April 1806: Mill advertised for sale

July 1808: Mill advertised for sale by auction

May 1809: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1816: John Wolterton Lubbock, miller

1818: ? Phillippo, miller

1820: John Wolterton Lubbock, bankrupt

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

White's 1836: Samuel Boyce, corn miller

O.S. map 1838: Windmill

Tithe Award 1841: Owner & occupier: Simonds Boyce

White's 1845: Simon Boyce, miller

c.1849: Mill demolished to make way for a new tower mill


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