Upwell
postmill


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Upwell postmill actually stood in the Isle of Ely but as Upwell was in Norfolk, the mill has been included on this website.
The mill buck was set on a roundhouse and the sails powered 2 pairs of French burr stones and a flour mill.
A baking office was also run on the site.


CORN MILL
To be Let and Entered upon at Michaelmas next at Upwell in the Isle of Ely, a CORN MILL well furnished with the best French Stones and every other Convenience for doing a large Stroke of Business, situated near a navigable River that communicates to Six Counties, well planted for the Purchase of Wheat and Disposal of Flour; a good Dwelling House near the Mill with Conveniences to carry on the Baking Business; any quantity of Land adjoining the House may be had withy the same.
For further Particulars and viewing the Premises apply to Francis Dixon, Esq. of Upwell aforesaid.
Norfolk Chronicle - 9th & 23rd September 1780


UPWELL, Isle of Ely.
To be Sold by Auction By Thomas Hudson On Wednesday 30 January 1839 Between the hours of 6 and 8 in the Evening At the Five Bells Inn, Upwell Unless sooner disposed of by Private Contract of which due notice will be given.
All that Old Established CORN WINDMILL
in excellent repair, with Roundhouse, two pair of Stones lying in the breast, Flour Mill and every other necessary apparatus, together with 2 acres (more or less) of superior old Freehold pasture Land adjoining the same, presenting an excellent opportunity to either Miller or Baker for carrying on an extensive Business, being in the centre of the town near a navigable river and surrounded by a numerous population.
N.B. Half the purchase money may remain on the property if required.
Apply to Mr. John Horry, the Proprietor or to the Auctioneer, both of Upwell.

Norfolk Chronicle - 19th & 26th January 1839


UPWELL, Isle of Ely.
To be Let and Entered upon Immediately.
All that Old Established CORN WINDMILL
in excellent repair, with Roundhouse, two pair of Stones lying in the breast, Flour Mill and every other necessary apparatus, together with 2 acres (more or less) of superior old Freehold pasture Land adjoining the same, presenting an excellent opportunity to either Miller or Baker for carrying on an extensive Business, being in the centre of the town near a navigable river and surrounded by a numerous population.
Apply to Mr. John Horry of Upwell.

Norfolk Chronicle - 9th February


Unallocated Upwell millers

White's 1836: Robert Southwell, corn miller, - Isle of Ely

White's 1845: J. Chenery, corn miller
White's 1845: James Clark, corn miller
White's 1845: William Richard, corn miller
White's 1845: Henry Roper, corn miller
White's 1845: Frederick Smith, corn miller

Kelly's Cambs. 1854: Thomas Tombleson Berry, miller
Kelly's Cambs. 1854: John Boyfield, miller
Kelly's Cambs. 1854: John Drake, miller
Kelly's Cambs. 1854: John Roper, miller
Kelly's Cambs. 1854: Mrs. Ann Southwell, miller
Kelly's Cambs. 1854: John Southwell, miller
Kelly's Cambs. 1854: James Webber, millwright & carpenter


White's 1854: John Bayfield, corn miller - Isle of Ely
White's 1854: Edward Berry, corn miller - Isle of Ely
White's 1854: John Drake, corn miller - Isle of Ely
White's 1854: Ann Southwell, corn miller
White's 1854: John Southwell, corn miller - Isle of Ely
White's 1854: Edward Wanby, corn miller - Isle of Ely

White's 1864: John Drake, corn miller - Isle of Ely
White's 1864: Walter Goddard, corn miller
White's 1864: John Southwell, corn miller - Isle of Ely

Kelly's 1879: Marshall Forth, miller
Kelly's 1879: John Southwell, farmer

Kelly's 1892: Thomas Forth, miller (wind)
Kelly's 1892: Joseph Webber, miller (wind)

Kelly's 1896: Joseph Webb, miller (wind)

September 1780: Mill advertised to be let

O.S. map 1824: Windmill

White's 1836: John Hurry, corn miller - Isle of Ely

1839: John Horry (Hurry), miller

January 1839: Mill advertised for sale by auction

February 1839: Mill advertised to be let



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