Wereham
Lynn Road
postmill


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The Lynn Road mill at Wereham stood on the north side of the road to the northwest of the village. The mill buck was set on a roundhouse and used patent sails to power 2 pairs of 4 ft. French burr stones.

Tithe map 1841 - as redrawn by Harry Apling
Tithe map 1841 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1841
Owner: Edward Woolsey
Occupier: do

No. 331

No. 25

Mill & Land

House, Bake Office etc.


part of

..1a. 0r. 35p.
12a. 0r. 32p.
0a. 1r. 22p.

15s. 9d
£3. 5s. 2d
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WEREHAM
Sale 8 & 9 March 1850 of Stock in Trade of
Edward Woolsey, Miller & Baker, a Bankrupt.
Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette - 2nd March 1850


WEREHAM
Wm. Spelman & Sons are honoured with instructions from the Mortgagees in fee with concurrence of the Assignees of Edward Wolsey a Bankrupt
To Sell by Auction at the Castle Inn, Downham Market on Monday 18 March 1850 at 2 for 3 o'c
The following highly Desirable and Valuable Property
lot 1.
A Freehold STEAM FLOUR MILL
Lot 7.
A POST WINDMILL with Patent Sails and Roundhouse, driving two pairs of French 4 ft. Stones with all her going gears, standing well winded in about an Acre of Land adjoining Lot 6 and the road to Lynn.
Apply to H. B. B. Mason, Esq. Solr. Wereham, near Stoke Ferry, F. B. Bell Esq. Solr. Downham Market, J. Stanfield Esq. 76, Basinghall St. London and Messrs. Spelman at their offices, Norwich & Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle - 2nd, 9th & 16th March 1850


Steam Flour Mill, Windmill, House and Land. WEREHAM, Norfolk
The Sale of the above Valuable Property having been unavoidably POSTPONED, Wm. Spelman & Sons Respectfully announce that they have received instructions from the Mortgagees to submit the same to
Public Sale DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE.
Particulars of H. B. B. Mason, Esq. Solr. Wereham and of Messrs. Spelman at their offices, Norwich & Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette - 23rd March 1850


Splendid Steam_Flour_Mill, recently erected and fitted up in the best style, Post Windmill, Dwelling House, Flour Shop, Baking Office, extensive Warehouses, Granaries and Stabling, four Cottages, Gardens and five Inclosures of Arable and Pasture Land.
WEREHAM Within 5 miles of the Railway Station, Downham Market.
William Spelman & Sons are honoured with instructions from the Mortgagees with full powers of Sale
To Sell by Auction at the Castle Inn, Downham Market on Monday July 8, 1850 at 2 o'c
The ESTATES situate at Wereham in the county of Norfolk lately occupied by EDWD. WOLSEY, a Bankrupt and his undertenants.
Apply to H. B. B. Mason, Esq. Solr. Wereham near Stoke Ferry, F. B. Bell Esq. Solr. Downham Market or Messrs. Spelman at their offices, Norwich & Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette - 15th & 22nd June 1850


WEREHAM
Wm. Spelman & Sons are honoured with instructions from the Mortgagees in fee with concurrence of the Assignees of Edward Wolsey a Bankrupt
To Sell by Auction at the Castle Inn, Downham Market on Monday 18 March 1850 at 2 for 3 o'c
The following highly Desirable and Valuable Property
Lot 7.
A POST WINDMILL with patent sails and roundhouse, driving two pairs of French 4 ft. stones with all her going gears, standing well-winded in about an Acre of Land adjoining Lot 6 and the road to Lynn.
Apply to Mason ... Bell ... Thomas Cooper Esq. 19 Lincolns Inn Fields and at Garroways Coffee House, London or Messrs. Spelmans.
Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette - 29th June & 6th July 1850


Situations Vacant
To Journeyman Millers
WANTED, a Man who thoroughly understands the Business, to work in a Steam Mill.
Apply to Edward Wolsey, Wereham, Stoke Ferry.
Norfolk News - 22nd April 1865


To MILLERS & BAKERS
WANTED, a Young Single Man in the above trade.
Apply F. Woolsey, Miller, WEREHAM, Brandon.
Norfolk News - 16th September 1865


Frederick Wolsey
WEREHAM, near Stoke Ferry
Begs to announce to his friends and the public that he commenced business as MILLER & BAKER as above on 6th April 1866.
Lynn Advertiser - 16th June 1866


WATER, WIND & STEAM MILLS
To be Let or Sold on advantageous Terms, now in full trade & Baking Business, 10 to 12 sacks a week done. GOOD DWELLING HOUSE, GARDEN & PREMISES, near a first class market town. Apply to Mr. Shute, Auctioneer, Valuer etc. 8 Portland Street, Kings Lynn

Lynn Advertiser - 23rd February 1867


Situations Vacant
To Journeyman Millers
WANTED, a confidential Single Man who understands MILLING AND BAKING.
Apply to F. Wolsey, Miller & Baker, Wereham, Stoke Ferry.
Norfolk News - 19th December 1874


Situations Vacant
To Journeyman Millers
WANTED, a MAN to Drive a Miller's and Baker's Cart and Attend to Horses.
Apply to F. Wolsey, Wereham, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk.
Norfolk News - 19th December 1874


WEREHAM About 2 miles distant from Stoke Ferry Railway Station
To Millers, Bakers and others
Valuable Freehold Business Premises
Which will shortly be offered for Sale by public Auction, if not previously disposed of by private treaty, comprising
A POST WINDMILL with patent sails, roundhouse and going gears complete, standing in an Acre of Land in Wereham, next the turnpike road to Lynn. Also a Dwelling house, Shop and Baking Office fronting the street in Wereham with convenient Warehouses, Stables, Outbuildings and large Yard thereto belonging, now in the occupation of Messrs. F. & W. Wolsey, Millers & Bakers,
and Four Cottages adjoining the house and shop with Gardens at the rear thereof occupied by F. & W. Wolsey, Mrs. Bruce and R. Boughen.
The Property is Freehold and the premises are well adapted for the milling and baking business and an old established and extensive trade has for many years been carried on therein.
The Land contains beds of the finest Gravel.
Possession at Michaelmas next or earlier by arrangement.
Apply to Mr. Horace M. Wilkin, Land Agent, Lynn or to Mr. William Eggett, 15 Southgate Street, Lynn.
Lynn Advertiser - 14th April 1883


WEREHAM
About 2 miles distant from Stoke Ferry Railway Station
Valuable Freehold Business Premises
To be Sold by Auction by Mr. W. M. Wilkin
At the Crown Hotel, Downham Market on Friday May 11, 1883 at 3 for 4 o'c in the afternoon ...
A DWELLING HOUSE, FLOUR SHOP & BAKING OFFICE ...
A POST WIND-MILL with Patent Sails, Roundhouse, Mill Stones and Going Gears complete, standing well winded in about an Acre of Land in Wereham next the turnpike road, abutting north on land belonging to O. Carter, Esq., south on land belonging to Mr. John Hudson and west on the turnpike road to Lynn.
The premises are well adapted for the milling and baking business and an old established and extensive trade has for many years been carried on therein.
The Land contains beds of the finest Gravel.
Possession at Michaelmas next or earlier by arrangement.
For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer or to

Messrs. Archer & Archer
Solrs. Kings Lynn.
Lynn Advertiser - 21st & 28th April & 5th May 1883

To Millers' Cart Drivers
Wanted an honest man to drive to drive a miller and baker's cart and attend to horses.
Apply to F. Wolsey, Wereham, Stoke Ferry.
Lynn Advertiser - 1st May 1875


To Millers, Bakers
WEREHAM near Stoke Ferry
For Sale by Private Contract
A Dwelling house, Flour Shop and Baking Office ... occupied by F. & W. Wolsey, millers and bakers ...
Also a Post Windmill standing in an Acre of Land (containing beds of the finest gravel) next the turnpike road to Lynn. Early possession may be had.
An extensive trade is now and has for many years been carried on and the above offers an excellent opportunity for an energetic man.
Satisfactory reasons given for the present occupiers giving up the business.
Apply to Mr. H. Wilkin, Land Agent, Lynn or to
Messrs. Archer & Archer, Solrs. Lynn.
Lynn Advertiser - 2nd, 9th & 16th June 1883


To Millers, Bakers
WEREHAM near Stoke Ferry
For Sale by Private Contract
A Dwelling house, Flour Shop and Baking Office ... occupied by F. & W. Wolsey, millers and bakers ...
Also a Post Windmill standing in an Acre of Land (containing beds of the finest gravel) next the turnpike road to Lynn. Early possession may be had.
An extensive trade is now and has for many years been carried on and the above offers an excellent opportunity for an energetic man.
Satisfactory reasons given for the present occupiers giving up the business.
Apply to Cruso & Wilkin, Land Agents, Lynn.
Lynn Advertiser - 1st September 1883


WEREHAM
To be SOLD, the Dwelling house, Baking office and premises lately occupied by Messrs. F. & W. Wolsey, millers and now by Mr. William Spruce, baker. The Post Wind-mill and Land lately occupied by F. & W. Wolsey to be sold or let with immediate possession.
Apply to Mr. William Eggett, Kings Lynn.
Lynn Advertiser - 3rd, 10th, & 24th November 1883


WANTED. a man to work a Post Windmill and assist in a Bake-office.
Apply to H. Holgate, Wereham, Stoke Ferry.
Lynn Advertiser - 1st December 1883


WEREHAM, near Stoke Ferry
To be Let, a Post Wind-mill and an Acre of Pasture Land next the turnpike road to Lynn, now occupied by Henry Holgate. Possession on 11th October.
Apply to Wm. Eggett, Lynn.
Lynn Advertiser - 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th September & 4th October 1884


WEREHAM
A wind mill belonging to Mr Sporne has been levelled to the ground.
Lynn News & Norfolk County Press - 30th March 1895


WEREHAM
THE HURRICANE OF SUNDAY (24 March)
WEREHAM
The windmill belonging to Mr Spruce was been levelled to the ground.
Dereham & Fakenham Times - 30th March 1895


(Gale 24 March 1895)
The mill belonging to Mr. W. Spruce became a total wreck.
Lynn Advertiser - 30th March 1895


White's 1890: Henry Holgate, baker

Kelly's 1892: Henry Holgate, baker

Kelly's 1896: Henry Holdgate, baker
Kelly's 1896: William Spruce, baker


Bryant's map 1826: Windmill


White's 1836: Edward Wolsey, corn miller

Tithe Award 1841: Owner & occupier: Edward Woolsey

White's 1845: Edward Wolsey, corn miller

1850: Edward Wolsey, miller, bankrupt

March 1850: Trade stock of Edward Woolsey, miller & baker, advertised for sale

March 1850: Mill & steam mill advertised for sale by auction

March 1850: Mill & steam mill sale postponed until June

White's 1854: Edward Wolsey, corn miller

White's 1864: Edward Wolsey, corn miller & baker

1865: Edward Wolsey, corn miller

September 1865: Frederick Woolsey working at mill

1866: Frederick Woolsey , miller & baker


1868: Frederick Woolsey , miller & baker
and Castle Rising

1872: Frederick Woolsey , miller & baker and Castle Rising

1874: Frederick Woolsey , miller & baker and Castle Rising

1875: Frederick Woolsey , miller & baker and Castle Rising

1878: Frederick Woolsey , miller & baker and Castle Rising

Kelly's 1879: Frederick Wolsey, yeoman, miller & baker

White's 1883: Frederick & Wm. Wolsey, corn millers and farmers, and Castle Rising

April 1883: Mill advertised for sale by auction

June 1883: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

November 1883: Mill advertised to be sold or let

1883: Henry Holgate, miller & baker

1884: Henry Holgate, miller & baker


September 1884: Mill advertised to be let

1888: William Spruce, miller & baker

White's 1890: William Spruce, corn miller & baker

O.S. map 1891: Windmill

Kelly's 1892: William Spruce, miller (wind) & baker

1895: William Spruce, miller & baker

24th March 1895: Mill wrecked in a gale


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