Stow Bardolph smockmill


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Stow Bardolph smockmill stood at Stow Bridge and was an eight sided mill built on a single story brick base. In 1866 a pair of 3 ft stones from the mill were advertised for sale.


For Sale
To be Sold Cheap a pair of 3 ft. GREY MILL STONES on iron frame complete, nearly new.
Apply to James Harpley, Stow Bridge, Downham.

Lynn Advertiser - 13th October 1866


LIQUIDATION BY ARRANGEMENT
Thomas Reeve, Stow, late miller

Norfolk Chronicle - 21st May 1881


STOW BARDOLPH VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE
To be Sold by Auction by CASEBOW & SON
On Wednesday
July 30, 1884 at 4 for 5 o'c in the afternoon precisely, at the Crown Inn, Stow Bridge (in lots) the following very desirable Freehold Arable Land, Wind Mill, Dwelling Houses, Baking Office, Accommodation Pasture Land and Cottages.
Lot 1.
All those six enclosures of very productive ARABLE LAND together with the Wind Mill (substantially built and in perfect repair), barn, stables, cart lodge and grass paddock adjoining, containing 27a. 1r. 35p. (more or less) most conveniently situated and abutting north upon the highway to West Head in part and upon property of Mr. Rolfe in other part, south and west upon land of Mrs. Harding, east upon the River Ouze in part and upon property of Mr. Rolfe in other part; in the occupation of Mr. W. T. Reeve, jun. at an apportioned rental of £70 per annum.
Lot 2.
Six Cottages
Lot 3.
Freehold DWELLING HOUSE, Baking Office ... PASTURE LAND ...2a. 1r. 16p. (more or less) ...
Lots 1 and 3 are held by Mr. W. T. Reeve, jun. under lease which expires at Michaelmas 1885.
For further particulars apply to the Auctioneers, Downham Market or to

William Kinch,
Solr. Deddington, Oxon.
Lynn Advertiser - 26th July 1884

STOW BARDOLPH
To be Sold by Private Treaty
All those Six Enclosures of very good ARABLE LAND, together with the WIND-MILL, Barn, Stables, Cart Lodge and Grass Paddock adjoining, containing altogether 27a. 1r. 35p. or thereabouts and Six COTTAGES also adjoining, situate in the parish of Stow Bardolph in the county of Norfolk, bounded in the north by land now or late in the occupation of Mr. Rolfe, in other part by the road leading from Stow Bridge to West Head ...
The property is Freehold. The Cottages are at present unoccupied, the rest of the property is in the occupation of Mr. W. T. Reeve as a yearly tenant at £70 per annum.
Tithe rent charge £7. 3. 10 per annum.
To view apply to the tenant and for further particulars and to treat apply to Mr. Chas. Hawkins, Auctioneer & Surveyor, Downham Market or to Mr. H. F. Bennett, Solr. Banbury, Oxon.
Lynn Advertiser - 12th May 1888


The remains of the mill are remembered locally as an octagonal brick building about six feet high. It had been roofed over and used as a shed and has now disappeared.
Lewis R. Turner, Gaywood - letter to Harry Apling - 4th June 1983


Base of mill knocked down within the last twelve months.
Lewis R. Turner, Gaywood - letter to Harry Apling - 10th October 1983


White's 1864: Mary Reeve, shopkeeper, Stow bridge

White's 1883: John Reeve, farmer, Westhead road

Kelly's 1896: William Thomas Reeve, farmer

Kelly's 1900: William Thomas Reeve, farmer

Kelly's 1904: William Thomas Reeve, farmer


O.S. map 1824: Windmill

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

White's 1836: Thomas Reeve, miller & shopkeeper, Stow Bridge

White's 1845: Thomas Reeve, shopkeeper & miller, Stow Bridge

White's 1854: Thomas Reeve, corn miller, Stow Bridge

White's 1864: Thomas Reeve, farmer & miller

1872: Thomas Reeve, miller

1875: Thomas Easter, miller

Kelly's 1879: Thomas Easter, corn merchant, miller & farmer, Stow bridge

White's 1883: William Thomas Reeve, corn miller & farmer, Stow bridge

1884: William Thomas Reeve jnr., miller

May 1884: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1888: William Thomas Reeve jnr., yearly tenant miller at £70 per annum

May 1888: Mill advertised for sale by private treaty

O.S. map 1890: Windmill

White's 1890: William Thomas Reeve, corn miller & farmer, Stow bridge

Kelly's 1892: William Thomas Reeve, miller (wind) Stow bridge

Kelly's 1896: Robert Reeve, miller (wind) Stow bridge

Kelly's 1900: Robert Reeve, miller (wind) Stow bridge

c.1902: Mill ceased working

c.1982: Mill brick base demolished



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