Whissonsett
North
postmill


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Whissonsett North post mill stood just to the north of Mill Lane, which was built later than the South mill that stood a few yards away to the south of Mill Lane. The mill roundhouse had 3 floors and by 1826 was using patent sails to drive 2 pairs of 4ft French burr stones, a flour mill and jumper. The mill was turned to wind via fantail.


A horse mill used another pair of French burr stones to grind malt.


Commission of Bankruptcy against
William Tuck of Elsing, Miller and Flour Merchant
declared bankrupt and to surrender 7 December next ...
Norfolk Chronicle - 21st November 1818


Bankruptcy
William Tuck of Elsing, Miller, Dealer and Chapman
to surrender 3 March.
Norfolk Chronicle - 18th February 1826


Genteel Residence, upwards of 100 acres of Arable and Pasture Land, Capital Windmill, Malting Office, Grocer's Shop, Baking Office, Butcher's Shop, two Dwelling Houses and nine Cottages,
WHISSONSETT. To be Sold by Auction By Wm. Spelman On Thursday 22 June 1826 at 4 o'c At the Red Lion Inn, Fakenham
The following desirable and valuable ESTATES situate in Whissonsett in the county of Norfolk
Lots 1 to 5 Cottages, Land, Houses and Shops
Lot 6 A Capital Post Windmill with a two floor roundhouse and large corn chamber. The Mill is in excellent condition with patent sails nearly new and carries two pair of French Stones 4 ft. by 4 ft. Also a Piece of Land adjoining the Mill containing 2a. 3r. 19p. About 2 acres are Copyhold of the Manor of Whissonsett Fine Certain and the residue Freehold.
The Mill stands partly on the Freehold and partly on the Copyhold part of the Estate. Land tax. Quit rent.
Lots 7 to 11.
The above valuable property is admirably adapted for investment or occupation. The arable and pasture Lands are of fine quality and very productive, the former have been farmed well and are in a high state of cultivation. The Windmill is capable of doing considerable business, is built most substantially and has patent sails nearly new.
Apply to G. P. F. Gregory Esq. Solr. 5 Sise Lane, Cheapside, London or to Mr. Brightwell, Solr. Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 17th June 1826


A Genteel Residence, upwards of 100 acres of Arable and Pasture Land, a Capital Windmill, Malting and Baking Offices, Shops, Cottages and other Property at Whissonsett and Oxwick. To be Sold by Auction by Mr. Wm. Spelman on Thursday 22 June 1826 at 4 o'c at the Red Lion Inn, Fakenham.
Lot VI
A capital Post Windmill, nearly new, with spacious brick built Roundhouse with 3 floors. The Mill is in excellent condition, has patent sails, winds herself, carries 2 pair of French burr stones, 4 feet diameter and is well situated for Market and capable of doing extensive business; also a piece of Arable Land adjoining the Mill containing 2a. 1r. 32p. This mill is built in the most substantial manner and stands exceedingly well winded. £1600 has been laid out in the erection and the setting up of Patent Sails etc.
About 2 acres are Copyhold of the Manor of Whissonsett. Fine certain and the residue Freehold.
The Mill stands partly on the Freehold and partly on the Copyhold part of the land and is, with part of the last lot under a lease or agreement for a lease to Benjamin Brandford, for a term of years expiring January 1, 1830, at a yearly rent of £52. 10s. of which rent the purchaser of this lot is to take £37. 10s. as the apportioned rent.
Land Tax 7s. per annum. Quit rent 1s. 6d. per annum.
...
From Conditions:-
Settlement date 11 October next, but possession of certain lots not till 1 June 1827.
W. Spelmans Sale Catalogue - 1826


To be Sold by Private Contract
A Substantial well built POST WIND-MILL nearly new situate at Whissonsett in Norfolk, with spacious brick built roundhouse with three floors. The Mill is in excellent condition, winds herself, carries two pair of French burr stones 4 ft. diameter, is in good trade and is well situated for Markets and capable of doing an extensive business.
Also a Piece of Arable Land adjoining the mill containing 2a. 1r. 32p. part Freehold, residue Copyhold of the Manor of Whissonsett, fine certain.
Possession may be had at Midsummer or Michaelmas next if required.
Also a Dwelling house and Baking office near the said mill in the occupation of James White, tenant from year to year.
Also a Dwelling house and General Shop adjoining.
Also a Malting office having a 20 coomb steep and a horse mill for grinding malt, with a pair of French Stones.
Also a Piece of Land adjoining the Dwelling house containing 2a. 0r. 28p. part copyhold, fine certain - part freehold.
The whole may be purchased with the Mill as one Lot or separately as may best suit the wishes of the purchaser.
Apply to Mr. Brightwell, Solr. Norwich or Mr. Thos. D. Hawkins of Whissonsett near Fakenham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 9th & 16th September 1826


To be Sold by Auction by Wm. Butcher at the Kings Arms Inn, East Dereham on Monday November 28, 1831 at 1 o'c in Three Lots
The following desirable Property belonging to the Assignees of Mr. William Tuck, a Bankrupt.
Lot 1. A Capital WATER CORN MILL ... ELSING
Lot 2. A Capital Malt office ... Elsing
Lot 3. An excellent Windmill with patent sails, driving two pair of stones at Whissonsett in Norfolk, in the occupation of Simon Reeder; also two brick and tile Dwelling houses and Baking office and general shop in the occupation of ...
This Mill has been erected in the most substantial manner within a few years, is in a complete state of repair and is distant from Fakenham four miles. This Lot is Freehold and the residue Copyhold of Whissonsett, fine certain.

Annual payments Land tax
Dunhams Cole
£1
....13.4
----------
£1.13.4
Apply to Bignold, Pulley & Mawe, or Messrs. Sewell, Blake, Keith & Blake, Solrs. or to Mr. William Butcher, Auctioneer & Surveyor, all of Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 12th, 19th & 26th November 1831

BANKTRUPT'S ESTATES. Free of Auction Duty
To Millers, Maltsters, Bakers & Shopkeepers.
To be Sold by Auction by Wm. Butcher at the Swan Inn, Whissonsett,
Early in the month of May in 3 Lots.
An excellent WINDMILL erected about fourteen years with Patent Sails driving two pair of stones, also brick and tiled Dwelling houses, Baking Office, General Shop, a newly erected Malting office and about 5 acres of very fine Land, all situate at Whissonsett in Norfolk.
Mr. Utber (one of the Tenants) will shew the Lots.
Particulars of Messrs. Bignold, Pulley, & Mawe, Solrs. and of Mr. Butcher, Auctioneer, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 21st & 28th April 1832


Date of Auction - 9 May 1832 at 12 o'c
Norfolk Chronicle - 28th April 1832


To be Sold by Auction by Mr. Butcher at the Norfolk Hotel, St. Giles, Norwich on Saturday 8 December 1832 at 4 o'c
(By Order of the Acting Commissioners under a Commission of Bankruptcy against WILLIAM TUCK)
All that Excellent WINDMILL with patent sails, driving two pair of stones at Whissonsett, Norfolk, late in the occupation of Simon Reeder.
Also two brick and tiled Dwelling houses, Baking Office, General Shop. Also a Newly Erected Brick and Stone Malt Office and 5 acres of Land. The Mill has been erected in the most substantial manner within a few years and is distant from Fakenham (an excellent Corn Market) four miles.
The Buildings and 3a. 1r. 16p. of Land are Copyhold of the Manor of Whissonsett, Fine Certain, and the residue is Freehold.
Apply to Mr. Campbell, Solr. Fakenham, Messrs. Bignold, Pulley, & Mawe, Solrs. and of the Auctioneer, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 24th November & 1st December 1832


Tithe map 1840 - as redrawn by Harry Apling
Tithe map 1840 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1843
Map 1840
Owner: William Campbell
Occupier: William Yaxley

No. 150
No. 151

Mill Piece
Mill & Yards

Arable
Pasture

4a. 0r. 11p.
1r 19p.
20a. 1r. 10p.



£7.


Norfolk, WHISSONSETT etc.
Important Sale of Freehold and Copyhold (fine certain) Property
Mr. Horace Wilkin has received instructions to offer for Sale by Auction on Friday July 28, 1876 at 3 for 4 o'c at the Kings Arms Hotel, East Dereham, the following lots, together about 200 Acres.
In WHISSONSETT
Lot 9.
A desirable FARM RESIDENCE with Bake office, Barn and other Outbuildings, also a capital Windmill and Roundhouse, well situated for trade, together with certain inclosures of rich mixed soil Arable Land containing 8a. 2r. 20p.
Particulars of Messrs. Budd & Son, Solrs. No. 33 Bedford Row, London, Messrs. Wright & Barton, Solrs. East Dereham and of the Auctioneer, Kings Lynn.
Norfolk Chronicle & Lynn Advertiser - 8th, 15th & 22nd July 1876


WHISSONSETT
TWO WINDMILLS, THREE HOUSES & LAND
in the above Parish, in the occupation of Mr. Nelson and others.
Further particulars in future papers and of Messrs. Mills & Reeve, Norwich, Vendor's Solicitors.

Lynn Advertiser - 31st August 1895


VINCENT & BECK
Have received instructions to sell by auction at the Swan Inn, Whissonsett on Wednesday September 25, 1895 all that POST WIND MILL and conveniently arranged Dwelling House with about 0a. 3r. 20p. of land, situate in the centre of Whissonsett and occupied by Mr. John Nelson at the yearly rent of £20.

Also all that well built FARM HOUSE and Buildings, Bake Office and brick round house and POST WIND MILL, together with 5a. 3r. 34p. of Arable land situate at Whissonsett and occupied by Mr. J. Rise, (Rix) H. Prior and J. Wilson (Nelson) at the annual rent of £38 and one enclosure of rich deep soil Arable Land containing 3a. 2r. 26p. more or less as occupied by Mr. J. Rise (Rix) at the annual rent of £8.
Sale at 4 o'c in the afternoon precisely, in 3 lots.
Particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained from Messrs. Mills & Reeve, Vendor's Solicitors and of the Auctioneers, East Dereham and Fakenham.

Lynn Advertiser - 7th, 14th & September 1895


WHISSONSETT
VINCENT & BECK have received instructions to Sell by Auction at the Swan Inn, Whissonsett on Wednesday September 25, 1895 all that POST_WINDMILL and conveniently arranged DWELLING HOUSE, with about 3r. 20p. of Land, situate in the centre of Whissonsett and occupied by Mr. John Nelson at the yearly rent of £20.

Also all that well built Farm House, and Buildings, Bake Office and Brick Round House and POST WINDMILL, together with 4a. 3r. 34p. Arable Land situate in Whissonsett and occupied by Mr. J. Rix, H. Prior and J. Nelson at the annual rent of £38 and One Inclosure of Rich Deep Soil Arable Land containing 3a. 2r. 26p. more or less, as occupied by Mr. J. Rix at the annual rent of £8.
Sale at 4 o'c in the Afternoon precisely, in Three lots.
Particulars of Messrs. Mills & Reeve, Vendor's Solrs. London Street, Norwich and of the Auctioneers, East Dereham and Fakenham.

Lynn Advertiser - 21st September 1895


O.S. Map 1891
O.S. Map 1891
Image produced from the www.old-maps.co.uk service with permission of Landmark Information Group Ltd. and Ordnance Survey

White's 1836: James Neale, joiner & cabinet maker
White's 1836: Matthew Yaxley, victualler and cattle dealer, Swan

White's 1845: James Neale, joiner & cabinet maker
White's 1845: Matthew Yaxley, victualler and cattle dealer, Swan

White's 1854: James Neale, cabinet maker & Emma, school
White's 1854: John Yaxley, Tailor & clothes dealer
White's 1854: Mr. Matthew Yaxley

White's 1864: John Nelson, carpenter
White's 1864: John Yaxley, Tailor & clothes dealer
White's 1864: Mr. Matthew Yaxley

Kelly's 1892: Arthur Nelson, boot & shoe maker

Kelly's 1896: Arthur Nelson, boot & shoe maker

Kelly's 1900: Arthur Nelson, boot & shoe maker & carrier

Kelly's 1904: Arthur Nelson, boot & shoe maker, carrier & farmer

Kelly's 1908: Arthur Nelson, boot & shoe maker & carrier


c.1818: Mill built

c.1825: New patent sails installed

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

1826: William Tuck, owner, bankrupt (miller at Elsing watermill)

1826: Mill leased to Benjamin Brandfors until 1st January 1830

June 1826: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1826: James White, tenant miller

September 1826: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

1831: William Tuck, owner, bankrupt; Simon Reeder, tenant miller

November 1831: Mill advertised for sale by auction along with Elsing watermill

April 1832: Mill advertised for sale by auction

November 1832: Mill advertised for sale by auction

White's 1836: Henry Neale, corn miller

O.S. map 1838: Windmill

1840: William Yaxley, miller

Tithe Award 1843: Owner: William Campbell; Occupier: William Yaxley

White's 1845: William Yaxley, farmer & miller - also at Whissonsett South postmill

White's 1854: William Yaxley, farmer, miller & baker - also at Whissonsett South postmill

White's 1864: William Yaxley, farmer, miller & baker - also at Whissonsett South postmill

July 1876: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Kelly's 1879: William Yaxley, miller, farmer & baker - also at Whissonsett South postmill

1888: John Nelson, miller - also at Whissonsett South postmill, Necton and Stanfield

White's 1890: John Nelson, miller & baker - also at Whissonsett South postmill, Necton and Stanfield

O.S. map 1891: Windmill

1895: John Nelson, tenant miller renting at £38 per annum, - also at South postmill, Necton and Stanfield

August 1895: Mill for sale along with Whissonsett South postmill


Kelly's 1896: John Nelson, miller (wind) - also at Whissonsett South postmill, Necton and Stanfield

Kelly's 1900: Henry Rix, baker, miller & corn merchant

O.S. map 1904: Windmill

1908: Thomas Towers Buscall, miller

c.1912: Mill caught fire during a storm and destroyed



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