Scottow
Mill Common
postmill



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Norfolk Windmills

Scottow Mill Common postmill stood at Mill House Farm to the north of the village and just to the east of Swanton Common. The mill used two pairs of patent sails set on a cast iron windshaft to power two, possibly three pairs of French burr stones.


To be sold immediately or at Michaelmas next at Scottow near North Walsham a good accustomed corn WINDMILL with the conveniences of Corn Chambers, Meal Chambers etc. together with a convenient Dwelling House, Stable, Hay House and Orchard lately planted. The whole now let to a very good Tenant on Lease of which five years will be unexpired at Michaelmas next, at the Yearly Rent of Fourteen Pounds.
N.B. The Tenant will quit at Michaelmas if desired.
The premises are subject to a Yearly Payment of 20 shillings.
For further particulars enquire of Mr. T. Blake, Attorney, in Scottow.

Norwich Mercury - 5th July 1755


Will of William Cadge

Norwich Consistory Court 1782
Dated 26 April 1780
Proved at Norwich 2 March 1782
Executors:-
Wife, Ann Cadge
Brother, John Cadge
Executors to carry on Milling till youngest child 21
Then to sell Windmill and distribute proceeds amongst family
(or earlier if thought prudent to sell Estate and the Windmill)

Norfolk Chronicle - 25th July 1829

A Caution to the Public
I, WILLIAM CADGE of Scottow, Miller and Farmer do hereby give notice that I will not be accountable for any Debts which my wife HANNAH CADGE, may contract after this public notice.

July 20, 1829
WM. CADGE
Norfolk Chronicle - 25th July 1829

Miscellaneous
TO BE SOLD, a Bargain, two pairs of FRENCH MILL STONES, 3 ft. 10 in. in diameter with hearse and machinery complete.
Apply to T. H. Gray, Scottow Mills.

Norfolk News - 19th September 1868


SCOTTOW
W. Lemon is instructed by Mr. Beck to Sell by Auction on Monday July 5, 1875.
All the MACHINERY, 3 pairs of capital Mill Stones and the Building Materials of a Post Windmill as taken down and will be sold in convenient Lots, commencing at 11 o'c punctually.

Norfolk News - 26th June 1875


SCOTTOW
Mr. W. Lemon is instructed to Sell by Auction on Monday July 5, 1875.
All the MACHINERY and BUILDING MATERIALS of SCOTTOW WINDMILL as now taken down and will be Sold in convenient Lots.
Commencing at 11 o'c punctually.

Norfolk News - 26th June 1875


SCOTTOW
TO MILLERS, Wheelwrights, Iron Merchants and others
Mr. W. Lemon is instructed by Mr. Beck to Sell by Auction on Monday July 5, 1875
All the MACHINERY and BUILDING MATERIALS of a POST WINDMILL as pulled down and will be Sold in convenient Lots.
Comprising Three Pairs of superior French Burr Millstones, Patent Sails, Stock of Winding Tackle, Head Wheels and Riggers, capital Cast iron Head Shaft, Cast and Wood Driving Wheels, a quantity of Cast and Wrought Iron and the Joists, Sills, Boarding and other Materials, Meal Cylinder (nearly new), Jumper, Scale and Weights, Sack Barrows, capital five inch Leather Driving Band suitable for an engine, Mill Straps etc.
Sale to commence at 11 o'c.

Norfolk News - 26th June 1875


O. S. Map 1884

O. S. Map 1884
Courtesy of NLS map images


White's 1854: John Morley, corn miller

1878: William Beck, farmer

Kelly's 1879: William Beck, farmer


July 1755: Mill advertised for sale

1780: William Cadge snr, miller, made will

1782: Executors of William Cadge (wife Ann & brother John Cadge)

Index of Wills 1782: William Cadge, miller

Faden's map 1797: Scottow Windmill

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

1829: William Cadge jnr, miller

White's 1836: John Matthews, corn miller

O.S. map 1838: Windmill

White's 1845: Thomas Hunt, grocer & miller

White's 1854: Thomas Hunt, grocer & miller

1856: Thomas Hunt, miller

1858: Thomas Henry Gray, miller

White's 1864: Thomas Henry Gray, farmer & corn miller

1868: Thomas Henry Gray, miller & farmer

1872: William Beck, miller & farmer

1875: William Beck, miller & farmer

1875: Mill demolished

June 1875: Mill building parts and machinery advertised for sale by auction

O.S. map 1884: Mill House



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