Southrepps
postmill



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Southrepps postmill was erected on the site of the earlier Southrepps_Common_postmill on the north side of the Bradfield Road at Mill Farm, Lower Street. The mill had a roundhouse and in 1819, the common sails were powering stones, a flour mill and and a boulting mill.


Indenture

Assignment of Land and Bargain and Sale of Windmill, Tackle and Appurtenances in Southrepps.
1. William Seckar of Swafield, miller son of Isaac Secker of Heverland miller, deceased
2. Thomas Jourdan of Southrepps, miller
'Land then long since became vested through various conveyances in William Seckar'
Windmill 'lately and new erected' with flour mill by William Seckar
Consideration £210
8 October 1774

Indenture (Mortgage)

Bargain and Dale of mill and land etc. in Southrepps for securing £200 and interest
1. Thomas Jourdan of Southrepps, miller
2. Thomas Shephard Northrepps, gent.
24 October 1774

Thamas Jourden (Jorden) became insolvent and made a Deed of Assignment to Cubit Gray for the benefit of his creditors 7 April 1778.


To be Sold by Auction
The Effects of Thomas Jorden of South Repps in the county of Norfolk an Insolvent Debtor, who has assigned over all his real and personal Estate in trust for the Benefit of his Cresitors and which are to be Sold as follows on Monday 14th of this Instant September at 2 o'c in the afternoon at the Cross Keys in North Walsham, a WINDMILL with a Round House, situate in South Repps aforesaid. The whole of the Mill is in extraordinary good condition and is well situated for Business.
And on Tuesday
15th ... Household Furniture of the said Thomas Jorden.
Further particulars may be had of Mr. John Knights.
NB. All such creditors as have not yet deliverred in an account of their respective Demands are desired to do it on or before the Sale Day to Mr. Cubit Gray of South Repps.
Norfolk Chronicle - 12th September 1778


Indenture

Assignment of land and bargain and sale of windmill, tackle and appurtenences in Southrepps
1. Thomas Shephard Northrepps, gent.
2. Cubit Gray of Souuthrepps, gent.
1. Thomas Jourdan of Southrepps, miller
2. Richard Hubbard of Southrepps, gent.
Consideration £240
3 November 1778

Mortgage

1. Richard Hubbard
2. Daniel Scott of Norwich, merchant
to secure £200 and interest

25 December 1778

Richard Hubbard subsequenty defaulted in repayment of the mortgage


Notice to Creditors
Whereas Thomas Jorden of South Repps in the county of Norfolk, Miller, did lately assign over all his real and personal Estate to Mr. Cubit Gray of South Repps aforesaid, to be disposed of for the Benefit of his Creditors and the whole of his Estate being sold, this is therefore to request the several Creditors of the said Thomas Jorden to meet the said Trustee on Wednesday 13 January at the Crown, South Repps at 10 o'c in the forenoon to receive a Dividend ...

Norfolk Chronicle - 26th December 1778


Indenture

Assignment of lease of land and Bargain and Sale of Windmill, Tackle and Appurtenences in Southrepps
1. Daniel Scott (as mortgagee in possession)
2. Richard Hubbard of Southrepps, farmer
3. William Ladell of Crostwick, farmer
(mill in occupation of Arthur Ladell)
Consideration £300
24 June 1780

Indenture

Assignment of lease of land and Bargain and Sale of Windmill, Tackle and Appurtenences in Southrepps
1. William Ladell of Crostwick, farmer
2. Joseph Cubitt of Dilham, miller
Consideration £168
11 September 1790

Indenture (Mortgage)

Assignment of land and Bargain and Sale of a windmill and tackle belonging and appurtenences in Southrepps for securing £160 and interest
1. Joseph Cubitt of Dilham, miller
2. Samuel Locke of East Ruston, farmer
13 December 1790

Further Mortgage

Assignment of land and Bargain and Sale of a windmill and tackle belonging and appurtenences in Southrepps for securing £160 and interest
1. Joseph Cubitt of Bacton Wood Mill , Edingthorpe
2. Samuel Locke
for £140
10 October 1801

Indenture (Transfer of mortgage after death of Samuel Locke)

Assignment and Confirmation of Mortgage of freehold and Covenant to surrender copyhold and Assignment of leasehold and Bargain and Sale of windmill for securing £300 and interest
1. Samuel Locke of Hevingham, farmer, executor of Samuel Locke late of East Ruston and afterwards of Gresham, farmer deceased
2. Joseph Cubitt of Edingthorpe, miller
3. John Waterson of Bradfield, gent.
Messuage, land and windmill in Southrepps

28 October 1811

A reconveyance took place on 3rd July 1819


ABSTRACT of the title of Joseph Cubitt to a piece of leasehold land at Southrepps and a wind corn mill standing thereon and to the freehold part of an estate at Southrepps, 1728 - 1811.


Indenture

Lease
Joseph Cubitt to
William Miles
Lanmd in Southrepps for one year. Consideration 5s.
... To the intent and purpose that by virtue of these presents and by force of the Statute made for transferring uses into possession the said William Miles may be in the actual possession of the said herediments and premises with their appurtenances and be thereby enabled to accept and take a Grant and Release of the freehold reversion and inheritance thereof to him the said William Miles, his heirs and assigns to the Sole and Absolute use and behoof of the said William Miles and of his heirs and assigns for ever ...
5 July 1819

Indenture of LEASE and RELEASE

1. Joseph Cubitt late of of Dilham and Southrepps, now of Edingthorpe, miller
2. William Miles late of Potter Heigham, now of Southrepps, miller
Messuage, land and wind corn mill in Southrepps
Maesuage and land £700, mill £300
5/6 July 1819

Indenture

RELEASE of the freehold part and Covenant to surrender the copyhold part of an Estate at Southrepps in Norfolk and Assignment of a piece of Leasehold Land at Southrepps aforesaid and Bargain and Sale of a Wind Corn Mill standing thereon.
Joseph Cubitt heretofore of Dilham, late of Southrepps and now of Edingthorpe all in the County of Norfolk, Miller and William Miles late of Potter Heigham in the said County and now of Southrepps aforesaid Miller. Whereas by certain Article of Agreemant indented bearng date 23 July 1728 between Robert Britesse of Norwich Esquire and
John Bygrave of Southrepps Miller devise lease and let to John Bygrave
All that piece of Land or Ground whereon a mill formerly stood upon the wast or wast ground of said Robert Britesse called Southrepps Heath or Common with leave for John Bygrave to erect and build a mill upon the said piece of ground from 24 June then last past for the term of ninety nine years At the yearly rent of ten shillings payable on 24 June every year and Whereas by certain Indenture of Assignment bearing date 11 December 1790 between William Ladell of Crostwick in the Countyof Norfolk farmer in whom through divers assignments etc. were then vested for the residue of the said term of ninety nine years and the said Joseph Cubitt.
... the said William Ladell did grant the said Joseph Cubitt for the residue of the said term of ninety nine years then unexpired
All that Wind Mill of him the said William Ladell then lately erected and built upon the aforesaid piece of land and also all the Flour Mill and Boulting Mill ...
All that the aforesaid Wind Mill of him the said Joseph Cubitt standing and being upon the aforesaid piece of Land or Ground and also the Flour Mill and Boulting Mill belonging to and used with the same together with all and every Going Gears, Cogs, Staves, Sails, Sail Cloths and other Cloths, Stoines, Beams, Scales, Weights, Irons, Brasses, Iron Crows, Hammers, Bills ... materials Implements and Appurtenances whatever ...
Consideration
Land £700
Windmill £300
Release 6 July 1819

Indenture

Mortgage of freehold and covenant to surrender copyhold and assignment of leasehold and Bargain and Sale of windmill for ...
1. William Miles of Southrepps, miller
2. Sarah Ulph of North Walsham, widow
Messuage, land and windmill in Southrepps

12 August 1819

Indenture

Mortgage of freehold and covenant to surrender copyhold and Assignment of leasehold and Bargain and Sale of windmill for securing £200 and interest
1. William Miles of Southrepps, miller
2. Harriet Miles of North Burlingham, spinster
Messuage, land and windmill in Southrepps

6 July 1822

SOUTHREPPS.
To be Sold by Private Contract
A Capital POST WINDMILL with roundhouse in a good position for Trade, a Dwelling house with requisite Outbuildings and about 4 acres of Land adjoining.
This property is situate in Southrepps in the county of Norfolk and forms a most desirable acquisition for any person desirous of a situation as a Miller.
Apply to Mr. George Wilkinson, Solr. North Walsham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 6th & 13th October 1832


Tithe map 1839 - as redrawn by Harry Apling
Tithe map 1839 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1839
Map: J. Wright, Land Surveyor, Aylsham, 1839
Owner: Harriet Miles
Occupier: James Barham

No. 143
No. 144

Mill & Yard
Pightle

Pasture
Arable
Parts of

0a. 3r. 16p.
0a. 3r. 17p.
5a. 1r. 15p.

2s. 3d.
5s. 3d.
19s. 3d.

N.B. Numbers reversed in text - map shows mill at No. 144


SOUTHREPPS.
To be SOLD by Private Contract
A Dwelling house and POST WINDMILL with about 5 acres of Land at Southrepps in Norfolk within 5 miles of Cromer, now in the occupation of Mr. Bartrum.
A considerable part of the Purchase Money may remain on Mortgage if required.
Apply to Mr. George Jay, Tolls Court, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 27th June 1840


Indenture Conveyance

Mortgage of freehold and covenant to surrender copyhold and Assignment of leasehold and Bargain and Sale of windmill for securing £200 and interest
1. William Miles of Southrepps, miller
2. Sir William Foster of Norwich, Bt.
2. Harriet Miles late of North Burlingham, now of Norwich, spinster
4. James Kettle of Roughton, carter
Messuage and meadow land in Southrepps with mill standing theron, messuages, land and tenements in the same.

15 March 1842

Notice to
Debtors and Creditors of James Bartram, Southrepps, Miller, deceasd.
Accounts to Executrix under cover to Mr. John Wortley, Antingham.

Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette - 10th February 1849


To Millers and others
SOUTH REPPS.
To be Sold by Auction by William Pope on Tuesday 20 July 1858 at the New Inn at South Repps at 2 for 3 o'c in the afternoon
A POST WINDMILL with roundhouse recently put into good repair. Brick and Tile Dwelling House, Barn, Stable. Cart Lodge and other Outbuildings: three enclosures of Arable Land containing about five acres including Garden and Orchard and now in the occupation of Mr. William Moore whose tenancy expires at Michaelmas next.
the above is worthy the attention of an industrious man there being no other mill in the Parish.
Apply to Messrs. Jay & Pilgrim, Solrs. Norwich or the Auctioneer North Walsham.

Norfolk Chronicle & Norfolk News - 10th July 1858


O. S. Map 1885
O. S. Map 1885
Courtesy of NLS map images

1774: Mill lately and newly erected

1774: Assignment of mill by indenture from William Secker to Thomas Jourdan, miller

1774: Thomas Jourden, miller

1778: Thomas Jourden, miller, insolvent and made a Deed of Assignmment to Cubit Gray

September 1778: Mill advertised for sale by auction along with personal effects of Thomas Jorden

1780: Arthur Ladell, miller

1790: Joseph Cubitt, miller

Faden's map 1797:
Southrepps Windmill

1801?: Joseph Cubitt, miller

1819: William Miles, miller

1822: William Miles, miller

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

October 1832: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

White's 1836: Harriet Miles, corn miller

O.S. map 1838: Windmill

Tithe Award 1839: Owner: Harriet Miles; Occupier: James Barham

1840: James Bartrum, miller

June 1840: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

1842: William Miles, miller

White's 1845: James Bartrum, corn miller

Index of Wills 1850: James Bartrum, miller

1850: John Hurn, miller

White's 1854: John Hurn, corn miller

1856: John Hurn, miller

1858: William Moore, miller

July 1858: Mill advertised for sale by auction

White's 1864: James Page, corn miller

O.S. map 1885: Windmill



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