Rockland All Saints
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Rockland All Saints tower windmill was one of the latest to be built in c.1850, adjacent to the Mill House. The parish was later amalgamated with Rockland St Andrew just to the south. The mill stood between the two parishes just to the north of the former Wayland Union Workhouse.


The 5 storey mill had a Norfolk boat shaped cap with a gallery and an 8 bladed fan. The four double shuttered patent sails each had 8 bays of 3 shutters and drove 2 pairs of stones. A steam mill driving a further two pairs of stones was working alongside the mill by 1865 and a baking office was being run by 1854.


Tithe Award 1847
Map 1846
Owner: Amos Potter
Occupier: John Rout

No. 52

Allotment

Arable

2a. 2r. 8p.

£1. 4. 10.

The mill was built in the field listed above between 1847 and 1850


Notice to Creditors
re William Dunthorne deceased of Rockland St. Andrew, Miller.
Dated 25 July 1853
Norfolk Chronicle - 30th July 1853


ROCKLAND near Attleborough
To be Let from the 11th October next, a good BRICK TOWER WIND CORN MILL and a STEAM MILL.
Apply to Mr. Wm. Dunthorne, Miller, Rockland or to Mr. Jesse Feltham, Solr. Hingham.
Norfolk Chronicle & Norfolk News - 2nd September 1865


ROCKLAND near Attleborough
To be Let with immediate possession a Tower Brick WIND CORN MILL and outbuildings and about 3 acres of Land.
Apply a WATER MILL HOUSE with STEAM MILL the property of Mr. Wm. Dunthorne.
Apply to Mr. James Feltham, Solrs. Hingham, Attleborough.
Norfolk Chronicle & Norfolk News - 23rd February 1867


ROCKLAND near Attleborough
To be Let. A Brick Tower WINDMILL driving two pairs of stones with a small Residence and 2a. 2r. 8p. of excellent Land.
Also a STEAM MILL driving two pairs of stones.
Apply to Mr. William Dunthorne on the spot or to Mr. James Feltham, Solr. Hingham, Attleborough.
Norfolk Chronicle & Norfolk News - 21st September 1872


ROCKLAND near Attleborough
To be SOLD, a Brick Tower WINDMILL with Outbuildings and about 2a. 2r. 8p. of Land.
Also a substantial DWELLING HOUSE with Baking Offices, Cottages and other Outbuildings and Land and Steam Mill.
The whole are in the occupation of Mr. William Dunthorne and his Tenants. All Freehold.
Apply to him or to Mr. James Feltham, Solr. Hingham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 11th April 1885


ROCKLAND near Attleborough and Hingham
Messrs. Bacon & Sons will Sell by Auction at the White Hart Inn, Rockland on Monday 27 July 1885 at 5 for 6 o'c in the Afternoon, the following PROPERTY in two Lots.
Lot 1. A Parcel of valuable LAND in Rockland, near Attleborough and Hingham aforesaid, containing 2a. 2r. 8p. with the newly erected lofty Tower WINDMILL and Buildings next the public road and by lands of Sir William Bowyer SMITH, Bart., Mr. William Lebbell and Wayland Union House and now in the occupation of Mr. William Dunthorn.
All Freehold.
Lot 2. A newly erected Messuage or DWELLING HOUSE, BAKING OFFICE, WATERMILL HOUSE, STEAM MILL, FLOUR MILL and Machinery, Outbuildings, two COTTAGES and LAND in Rockland aforesaid, near Lot 1, in the occupation of Mr. William Dunthorn and others. Freehold.
Apply to Mr. Dunthorn, who will shew the Estates or to Mr. James Feltham, Solr. Hingham or to the Auctioneers, Attleborough.
Norfolk Chronicle - 27th June 1885 + shorter version - Norfolk Chronicle - 11th, 18th & 25th July 1885


In October 1973, Philip Unwin recorded that the when dismantled in 1920, the sails were painted half red and half white, the fan was painted red, white and blue and the petticoat was painted red and white.


White's 1836: William Dunthorn, baker

White's 1845: William Dunthorn, baker


O.S. Map 1882
O.S. Map 1882
Courtesy of NLS map images

Tithe Award 1847: Owner: Amos Potter; Occupier: John Rout

c.1850: Mill built

1850: William Dunthorne snr, miller

1853: William Dunthorne snr, miller, died

White's 1854: Hannah Dunthorne, miller & baker


1864: William Dunthorne, miller

1865: William Dunthorne jnr, miller

September 1865: Mill & steam mill advertised to be let

1867: William Dunthorne jnr, miller

February 1867: Mill & steam mill advertised to be let

1875: William Dunthorne jnr, miller

1878: James Buckingham, miller

Kelly's 1879: Mrs. Hannah Dunthorne, miller & baker
William Dunthorne, miller

White's 1883: William Dunthorne, miller & baker

O.S. map 1885:
Windmill (Corn)

1885: William Dunthorne jnr, miller

April 1885: Mill advertised to be sold by private contract

June 1885: Mill advertised to be sold by auction

White's 1890: John Lincoln, farmer, miller & baker

Kelly's 1892: John Lincoln, miller (wind); & at Rockland St. Peter

Kelly's 1896: John Lincoln, miller (wind); & at Rockland St. Peter

Kelly's 1900: John Lincoln, miller (wind); & at Rockland St. Peter

Kelly's 1904: John Lincoln, miller (wind)

Kelly's 1912: John Lincoln, miller (wind); & at Rockland St. Peter

c.1920: Mill machinery dismantled by Smiths of Attleborough

O.S. map 1946: Windmill


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