West Bradenham
smockmill



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West Bradenham smock mill had a footprint of 180ft according to Harry Apling and was situated just to the northeast of the later East Bradenham towermill. The mill had two pairs of stones.


To Millers, Bakers & others
To be LET or SOLD
A Substantial Dwelling house, Bake house & other convenient Outbuildings & a Windmill situate in the parish of West Bradenham & carrying on a considerable business. The above may be had & Entered upon Immediately.
Apply to Mr. William Large, Confectioner, Shipdham
Norfolk Chronicle - 30th April 1836


To be Sold or Let. A good substantial Windmill, with dwelling house, Bakehouse and other Offices, situate in the parish of West Bradenham, and may be entered upon immediately. For price and particulars apply to Mr. Fuller Coker, jnr., Shipdham, Norfolk.
Norfolk Chronicle - 27th August 1836


Map. John Browne, Land Surveyor, Norwich. 1838
Owner: William Large

Occupier James Burr
No. 330 House, mill & yard. 0a. 1r. 18p. 1/3d


Situations Vacant
To Journeymen Millers

WANTED immediately, a steady active MAN who thoroughly understands his Business. Good references required.
Apply personally to the Post Office, West Bradenham, Shipdham.
Norfolk News - 12th & 19th January 1867


BRADENHAM
FREEHOLD HOUSES & MILL
To be Sold by Auction by
James H. Greenacre at the Black Horse Inn, East Bradenham on Tuesday June 23, 1863 at 5 o'c in the Afternoon.
Lot 1. A MESSUAGE ...
Lot 2. Another similar MESSUAGE ...
Also a large PIECE of GROUND ...
At the same time will be offered for Sale the DWELLING HOUSE & BAKE OFFICE with Cart lodge, Granary, Stables & other Outbuildings. Also a Smock WINDMILL driving two pairs of Stones, with all the requisite going gears in good repair, situate in Bradenham aforesaid, belonging to & now in the occupation of Mr. William H. Bunkall.
All Freehold. Possession at Michaelmas next.
For further particulars & conditions of sale apply to Messrs. Carthew & Girling, Solicitors, East Dereham or to the Auctioneer.

Norfolk News - 20th June 1863


Situations Vacant
To MILLERS & BAKERS

Wanted immediately, a strong Active Youth; one who has been accustomed to the above Business. From 15 to 18 years of age. Good references.
Apply to Mr. F. Littleproud, Miller & Baker, West Bradenham.
Norfolk News - 21st December 1872


Tithe Award map 1838
Tithe Award map 1838 reproduced by Harry Apling


1826: Mr. Filbee, miller

White's 1836: Thomas Bunkall, miller & baker

April 1836: Mill advertised for sale or let

O.S. map 1838: mill

Tithe award 1839: James Burr, miller

White's 1845: Jeremiah Brown miller & baker

1846: Jeremiah Brown miller & baker

1853: Thomas Bunkall, miller

1854: Thomas Bunkall, corn miller

1856: Thomas Bunkall, miller

1863: William H. Bunkall, miller

June 1863: Mill advertised for sale by auction

White's 1864: William Bunkall, miller

1872:
Frederick Littleproud, miller & baker

Kelly's 1879: Herbert Carter Scales, miller


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