Weeting postmill


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c.1900
c.1900

Weeting postmill stood beside the Brandon Road almost equidistant between Weeting All Saints and Brandon to the south. The mill had a roundhouse and was built with common sails but by 1850 one pair had been replaced by patent sails, each with 6 bays of 3 shutters and 2 pairs of 2 shutters (innermost). By 1900, all four sails were clockwise rotating patent sails driving 2 pairs of French burr stones and a flour mill.


Notice to Debtors and Creditors of
THOMAS GREEN late of Stoke Ferry, Miller, deceased
to pay debts to Thomas Green of Weeting, Miller, his Administrator

Norfolk Chronicle - 6th July 1799

It appears likely that Thomas Green, miller of Stoke_Ferry_southern_postmill was the father of Thomas Green of Weeting.


Bundle of papers concerning the Establishment at Weeting ...
Applications for Repairs and the repair of Weeting Mill ...

Norfolk Record Office - 1802

WEETING
To Millers. To be Let and entered upon immediately
An old established Post Windmill with two pair of French Stones, Flour mill and other gears complete, also a good Dwelling house, Granary, Barn, Stables and other buildings and about 108 acres of Arable and Pasture Land.
Apply to Mr. Thomas Carr, Weeting Nursery near Brandon.

Bury & Norwich Post - 7th April 1824

MILL & FARM To Let At WEETING near Brandon
All that substantial POST WINDMILL recently repaired and in good working order, driving two pair of stones, with one pair of patent sails and one pair of cloth, with all the other necessary machinery and a good roundhouse.
The Farm contains 144 acres of Arable, Pasture and Meadow with a neat Dwelling House and all other necessary buildings.
The Situation adjoins the Market Town of Brandon and the Railway Station and also the navigation to Lynn.
Apply to Mr. Thomas Carr, Weeting near Brandon, Suffolk.

Norfolk Chronicle - 31st August & 7th September & Supplement 14th September 1850

Thomas Carr was the estate Land Agent.


Painting of mill c.1890
Painting of mill c.1890

WEETING
None but highly respectable parties need apply. To such only would there be a prospect of securing the extensive Business of Weeting Hall. Immediate possession may be had.
Apply to Mr. Clark, Solr. Thetford, Mr. Abbott, Weeting near Brandon
or to Mr. Thomas Randell, Owersby near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire.
Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette - August, September & 16th November 1850

c.1915
c.1915

On leaving Brandon station, and turning right, the left-hand road of the two seen should ber taken. A picturesque old windmill is passed on the right, and a little way beyond it the road skirts the park in which stands Weeting Hall ...
A Popular Guide to Norfolk, William A. Dutt - 1904

Mill site 4th July 2014
Mill site 4th July 2014

I as a child grew up on Mill Farm, Weeting. The Mill obviously already not apparent, on 5th July 1986 my Father actually passed away on this land, being the current owner of that year.
To this day we still visit a Plaque of Remembrance surrounded by conifers, just aside a tree was planted  to this day still stands to where we believe The Mill stood. We were given a painting of The Mill that has a place in our hallway at home, the Widow became 84 years this year of the late Mr Grass.
Vic Grass jnr. - 7th August 2014

White's 1890: William Jacob, farmer


Ogilby's Britannia map London to Wells 1675: Windmill

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

1799: Thomas Green, miller

O.S. map 1824: Windmill

April 1824: Mill advertised to be let along with farm of 108 acres

Bryant's map 1826:
Windmill

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

1846: Frederick Newdick, miller & farmer

August 1850: Mill advertised to be let along with farm of 144 acres

1853: Edward Burton, miller & farmer

White's 1854: Edward Burton, farmer & miller

1858: Edward Burton, miller & farmer

White's 1864: John Burton, corn miller

1865: Edward Burton, miller

Kelly's 1879: William Jacobs, farmer & miller

O.S. map 1884: Windmill

O.S. map 1906: Windmill

1914-1918: Mill pulled down during first World War



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