Westwick
towermill


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Westwick towermill stood on Long Common to the north of the village.
It is likely that the towermill had been built to replace an earlier postmill, although no record has been found so far.


In the early 1800s, the Westwick Estate was owned by John Petre and it was surveyed for him by Richard Funnell in 1820. His resulting map had six plans and the windmill appeared on plan two as a towermill with four single shuttered patent sails.


Indenture - Grant
1. Henry Maye of Westwick, gent.
2. Sir Richard Berney of Reedham, bt.
Half a rod of land and a windmill in Westwick
(Almost certainly a postmill)
20 Feb. 1 Chas. 1, 1625/6

Indentures of Lease & Release
1. Owen Plumstead of Coltishall, gent.
2. Samuel Sandley of the same, merchant and Anne his wife.
Windmill, messuage and land in Westwick
23 & 24 October 1702
Indenture - Mortgage
1. Robert Wace of Fulmodeston, clerk and Anne, his wife, widow of Samuel Sandley of Coltishall, gent. decd.
2. Edward Appleton of Horning, cordwainer.
Messuage and windmill in Westwick
29 May 1711
Indenture of Lease & Release
1. Robert Wace of Fulmodeston, clerk and Ann, his wife, widow of Samuel Sandley
2. Benjamin Young of Woodbastwick, clerk
Messuage, windmill and land in Westwick
25 August 1713
Indenture - Assignment of Mortgage
1. Edward Appleton of Horning, cordwainer
2. Benjamin Young of Wood Bastwick, clerk
3. Joseph Brett of Norwich, clerk, trustee of the said Benjamin
4. Robert Wace of Fulmodeston , clerk and Anne his wife.
Messuage, windmill and land in Westwick
26 August 1713
Indentures of Lease & Release
1. Benjamin Young of Wood Bastwick, clerk
2. John King of Westwick, miller
Windmill and land in Westwick
27 & 28 October 1716
Indenture - Counterpart Lease for 8 years
1. Benjamin Young of Wood Bastwick, clerk
2. John King of Westwick, miller
Messuage in Westwick
Yearly rent £4
28 October 1718
Indenture of Lease & Release
1. John King of Westwick, miller
2. John Garbold of North Walsham, miller
Windmill and land in Westwick
5 & 6 April 1718
Indenture of Lease & Release
1. Benjamin Young of Wood Bastwick, clerk
2. John Garbold of North Walsham, miller
Messuage in Westwick
5 & 6 April 1718
Indenture - Mortgage
1. John Garbold of North Walsham, miller
2. Benjamin Young of Wood Bastwick, clerk
Messuage, windmill and land in Westwick.
7 April 1718

Westwick Estate Map, R. Funnell, 1820 - redrawn by Harry Apling
Westwick Estate Map, R. Funnell, 1820 - redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1856
Map, 1844
Owner: Jack Petre
Occupier: Thomas Goose

No. 54
No. 55

Pasture
do

4a. 3r. 37p.
6a. 2r. .7p.

 
No windmill shown

1716: John King, miller

1718: John King, miller

1718: John Garbold, miller

Funnell's Westwick Estate map 1820: Windmill

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

O.S. map 1838: Windmill

Tithe Award 1856: Owner: Jack Petre; Occupier: Thomas Goose



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