Silfield
postmill


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Silfield post mill stood on the south side of the north end of Burnthouse Lane. The mill was built with common sails and these were later replaced with patent sails that powered 2 pairs of French burr stones and a flour mill. The roundhouse was possibly also a later addition.

To Millers. To be Sold by Auction by Edward Parson at the Griffin Inn, Wymondham, Norfolk, on Friday 13 June next at 5 o'c.
(By Order of the Trustees for Sale thereof under the Will of Mr. Ambrose GOLDSMITH deceased)
A Capital POST WINDMILL now in full trade with excellent granaries and flour house and also a good Dwelling house with stables and other outbuildings, yards and garden, situate in Wymondham, now in the occupation of Mr. John Chambers as tenant thereof.
Apply to Messrs. Mitchell & Clarke, Solrs. Wymondham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 31st May & 7th June 1828

To Millers
To be SOLD by Private Contract
(By Order of the Trustees for Sale thereof under the Will of Mr. AMBROSE GOLDSMITH, dec.)
A Capital POST WINDMILL now in full trade with excellent granaries and flour house and also a good Dwelling house with stables and other outbuildings, yards and garden, situate in Wymondham, now in the occupation of Mr. John Chambers as tenant thereof.
Apply to Messrs. Mitchell & Clarke, Solrs. Wymondham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 6th & 13th September 1828

To be Sold by Auction by Edward Parson on Friday 6 May 1831 at the Griffin Inn, Wymondham, Norfolk at 5 o'c.
By Order of the Trustees for Sale thereof under the Will of Mr. Ambrose Goldsmith deceased.
A capital POST WINDMILL now in full trade with excellent Granaries and Flour house and also a good Dwelling house with stables and other outbuildings, yards and garden, situate in Wymondham, now in the occupation of Mr. John Chambers as tenant thereof.
Possession may be had a t Michaelmas next.
Apply to Messrs. Mitchell & Clarke, Solrs. Wymondham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 23rd & 30th April 1831

SILFIELD, WYMONDHAM
To be Let with Immediate Possession
A capital POST WINDMILL with Patent Sails driving two pairs of French Stones and Flour Mill, good Dwelling House, Stable, Granary etc. The Mill stands well for wind and is doing a good grist and retail trade.
Apply Mr. E. Larke, Silfield Lodge, Wymondham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 26th February 1853

To be Let
SILFIELD MILL, Wymondham
In good repair driving two pair of Stones, good Roundhouse, Dwelling House and Stables.
Apply to Mr. E. Larre, Silfield Lodge, Wymondham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 21st September 1861

To Millers
WANTED, a thoroughly Steady and Honest Man who well understands the business, to take management of a Windmill and conduct the business. Good wages will be given to a good Man.
Apply to Mr. E. Larke, Silfield Lodge, Wymondham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 16th November 1861

Ogilby's Britannia map, London to Norwich 1675: Windmill

1822: John Chambers, miller, Sinfield

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

1828: John Chamber. tenant miller

May 1828: Mill advertised for sale by auction

September 1828: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

1830: John Chambers, miller, Silfield mill

1830: John Chambers, tenant miller

April 1831: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

White's 1836: John Chambers, corn miller, Silfield

1839: John Chambers, miller

1840: John Chambers, miller

White's 1845: John Chambers, corn miller, Silfield

1846: John Chambers, miller

1850: John Chambers, miller

February 1853: Mill advertised to be let

White's 1854: Rebecca Death - Silfield

1861: Mill owned by Mr. Larke of Silfield Lodge

September 1861: Mill advertised to be let


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