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Mill Lane postmill was an open trestle mill and was one of four mills in Mill Lane, it was the most easterly and stood on the south side of the lane adjacent to the Buttlands. The mill was quite small and usewd one pair of patent sails and one pair of common sails to drive a single pair of 4 ft. 10 ins. French burr stones.


To be Sold by Auction By Thomas Platten At the Fleece Inn, Wells, Norfolk On Saturday 13 February instant at 11 in the forenoon.
All those Three Windmills, Horsemill and Stable (the horsemill capable of containing a large quantity of corn) situated at Wells aforesaid and now in the occupation of Mr. William Green, of which possession may be had immediately.
Enquire of Mr. Robert Cole, Fakenham.
Fakenham, Jan 30 1796.
Norfolk Chronicle - 6th February 1796

Creditors of Robert Haycock of Wells, Merchant, Dealer and Chapman to meet the Assiignees of the said Bankrupt's Estate on the 29th May next ...
Norfolk Chronicle - 27th May 1797

WANTED
A JOURNEYMAN MILLER. One well acquainted with working a Windmill, such with a good character on applying to Mr. Robert Haycock of Wells, will be treated with.
Norfolk Chronicle - 31st October 1801

WELLS, Norfolk
To be Sold by Private Contract and immediate possession given if required.
A Freehold ESTATE comprising a good and commodius brick dwelling house and large garden with 4 acres of excellent land adjoining in high condition, together with Two Wind Mills, flour house and horse mill 26 feet diameter, stabling and other conveniences. The Situation remarkably pleasant and truly desirable for shipping and home consumption.
Enquire of Mr. Robert Haycock.
N.B. The above to be sold together or in lots for the convenience of purchasers.
Norfolk Chronicle - 3rd & 10th February & 3rd March 1810

WELLS, Norfolk
To be Sold by Auction At the Fleece Inn
Between the hours of 2 and 4 o'c in the afternoon
On Saturday 31 March Unless previously disposed of by private contract.
All the Freehold ESTATE comprising a good and commodius brick dwelling house and large garden with 4 acres of excellent land adjoining in high condition, together with Two Wind Mills, flour house and horse mill 26 feet diameter, stabling and other conveniences. The Situation remarkably pleasant and truly desirable for shipping and home consumption.
For particulars enquire of Mr. Robert Haylock.
Norfolk Chronicle - 17th March 1810

WELLS, Norfolk
To be Sold by Auction At the Fleece Inn in 5 Lots
Between the hours of 2 and 4 o'c in the afternoon
On Saturday 31 March Unless previously disposed of by private contract.
All the Freehold ESTATE comprising a good and commodius brick dwelling house and large garden with 4 acres of excellent land adjoining in high condition, together with Two Wind Mills, flour house and horse mill 26 feet diameter, stabling and other conveniences. The Situation remarkably pleasant and truly desirable for shipping and home consumption.
For particulars enquire of Mr. Robert Haylock.
Norfolk Chronicle - 24th March 1810

Enclosure map 1813 - redrawn by Harry Apling
Enclosure map 1813 - redrawn by Harry Apling

re Act for establishing an uniformity of Weights & Measures (1825)
(5th Geo.
(error for 4th) c.74) as from 1 January 1826

Corn Bushel

Old Measure
2150.42
cubic ins.

New Measure
2218.192
cubic ins.

Difference
67.772
cubic ins.
1 quart more

Norfolk Chronicle - 3rd December 1825

We the undersigned Merchants & Millers do hereby give notice that on and from the first day of January next all Corn taken in by us will be by the New Imperial Bushel as by Law established.
Norfolk Chronicle - 31st December 1825

Tithe map 1843 - as redrawn by Harry Apling
Tithe map 1843 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1845
Map - Edward Boughton, Surveyor, 1843
Owner: Peter Hudson
Occupiers: West & Nichols

No. 341

Mill Yard etc

0a. 1r. 18p.

Pt. of £1 17. 6


To be Let. For a term of years or from year to year
All those excellent Premises situate in Wells next the Sea consisting of a capital Messuage and large garden, a POST_WINDMILL and Pightle of Land with Granary, Flour house, Horse mill, Baking office, Gig house, Stables, Piggeries and an Inclosure of Arable Land containing 3½ acres. Also a Tower Windmill remarkably well winded, driving two pair of French Stones.
Possession may be had at Lady day next.
Apply to Mr. Peter Hudson, Warham, Norfolk or to Mr. Garwood, Solr. Wells.
Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette - 17th & 24th March 1849

To be Let. For a term of years or from year to year
All those excellent Premises situate in Wells next the Sea consisting of a capital Messuage and large garden, a POST_WINDMILL and Pightle of Land with Granary, Flour house, Horse mill, Baking office, Gig house, Stables, Piggeries and an Inclosure of Arable Land containing 3½ acres. Also a Tower Windmill remarkably well winded, driving two pair of French Stones.
Possession immediately.
Apply to Mr. Peter Hudson, Warham, Norfolk or to Mr. Garwood, Solr. Wells.
Norfolk Chronicle - 15th September & 6th October 1849

Local Bankrupts (From LONDON GAZETTE)
Tuesday March 3
Daniel Brett, Wells, Miller
Norfolk Chronicle - 7th March 1863

To be Sold by Auction by Mr. Spicer at teh Globe Inn, Wells, on Monday 11 July at 3 o'c
A large and commodius Messuage next Mill Lane
Also a Piece of Land containing 1r. 19p. whereon stands a POST_WINDMILL, one pair of 4 ft. 10 in. French Burr Stones , 2 patent 2 common sails, with Flour mill, Flour house, Granaries, Stables, Cart sheds and other Buildings.
Also an Inclosure of Fertile ARABLE LAND contiguous to the said premises containing nearly 4 acres.
The above premises are all Freehold.
Also 17p. of LAND Copyhold whereon stands a BRICK_TOWER_WINDMILL, Patent sails, with four floors driving one pair 4 ft. 8 in. and two pairs 4 ft. French Burr Stones, with Flour mills and Jumper, situated in Mill Lane aforesaid.
The above mentioned House, Mills, Land and other property were formerly in the occpation of Mr. Peter Hudson and are now in the occupation of Mr. David Brett whose tenancy expires on the 11th October next ...
Apply to Mr. Garwood, Solr. Wells or the Auctioneer, Wells.
Norfolk Chronicle - 18th & 25th June & Norfolk News - 2nd & 9th July 1864

To Millers and others
To be SOLD CHEAP (to be removed)
A Post Wind Mill in substantial repair, two Patent and two Common Sails, Iron Windshaft, Flour Mill and Jumper etc. with one Pair of 4 ft. 10 in. French Stones.
For further particulars apply to Mr. D. Brett, Wells, Norfolk.
Norfolk News - 6th & 13th May 1865

Local Bankrupts (From LONDON GAZETTE)
Tuesday May 22
Daniel Brett, Wells, Miller
Norfolk Chronicle - 26th May 1866

O.S. map 1906 - as redrawn by R. Gerken
O.S. map 1906 - as redrawn by R. Gerken

Ogilby's Britannia map London to Wells 1675: Windmill

Holkham Estate map 1714: Windmill

1796: William Green, miller

February 1796: Mill, West End early postmill & Mill Farm east postmill advertised for sale by auction

May 1797: Robert Haycock, merchant, dealer & chapman, bankrupt

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

1801: Robert Haycock, miller

POll Book 1802: Robert Haycock, miller

1810: Robert Haycock, miller

February 1810: Mill advertised for sale by private contract along with West End early postmill

March 1810: Mill advertised for sale by auction along with West End early postmill

Enclosure map 1813: Peter Hudson the elder, miller,
The New Mill

1822: Peter Hudson, miller

1825: Peter Hudson, miller

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

1830: Peter Hudson, miller

O.S. map 1838: Windmill

1839: Peter Hudson, miller

Tithe Award 1845: Owner: Peter Hudson; Occupiers: West & Nichols

White's 1845: West & Nichols, corn millers

1846: West & Nichols, millers

1849: Owner: Peter Hudson

March 1849: Mill advertised for sale by auction along with Mill Farm towermill

1850: George Head, miller

1858: James West, miller

March 1863: Daniel Brett, miller, bankrupt

1864: Daniel Brett, miller

June 1864: Mill advertised for sale by auction along with Mill Farm towermill

1865: Daniel Brett, tenant miller

May 1865: Mill advertised for sale to be removed

1866: Daniel Brett, miller, bankrupt

c.1866: Mill dismantled


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