Wiggenhall St Germans
postmill


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Wiggenhall St Germans postmill buck was set on a roundhouse and stood in Mill Lane. The patent sails powered 2 pairs of French burr stones, a flour mill, jumper and cylinder. A Baking office was also run on the premises.

All persons who stood indebted to THOMAS COZENS late of Wiggenhall St. Germans, Miller ...
to pay debts to Mr. Thomas Cozens of Shouldham, Administrator of his effects.
Norfolk Chronicle - 2nd March 1799


To be Sold
A POST WINDMILL in good condition with about one rood of Land whereon the same stands in Wiggenhall St. Germans, in the county of Norfolk, now in the occupation of Richard Nidd.
Immediate Possession may be had.
Apply to Mr. Nidd on the premises or to Mr. Harvey Goodwin, Attorney, Lynn.
Norfolk Chronicle - 25th April & 2nd May 1812


Eligible Situation for a Miller & Baker
With possession at Lady day next
A POST WINDMILL in good condition, with about one rood of land, little more or less, whereon the same stands in Wiggenhall St. Germans in the county of Norfolk, now in the occupation of Richard Nidd. The House, Baking office and premises are also in the occupation of the said Richard Nidd in Wiggenhall St. Germans aforesaid and may be hired by the purchaser on reasonable terms.
Apply to Mr. Nidd or at the office of Mr. Harvey Goodwin, in Lynn.
Norfolk Chronicle - 6th & 13th March 1813


To Millers
One of the best Situations in Norfolk
To be Sold With Immediate Possession
All that Capital POST WIND MILL situated and being in Wiggenhall St. Germans in Norfolk, four miles from Lynn, driving two pair of stones, flour mill and cylinder, with going gears complete, calculated from its most desirable and convenient situation for carrying on a considerable trade in the milling line, being within a short distance from the river Ouze.
Also about 16 perches of land upon which the above Mill stands with outbuildings belonging to the same.
The above premises are Copyhold of the Manor of Fitten in St. Germans aforesaid, and may be viewed on application to Mr. Maine of that place, Apply to Mrs. Franklin, Downham Market, Norfolk, letters to be post paid.
Norfolk Chronicle - 2nd, 9th & 16th November 1822


To be Sold or Let by Private Contract With Immediate Possession
All that Capital FOUR POST WINDMILL situate in Wiggenhall St. Germans in Norfolk, four miles from Lynn, driving two pair of stones, flour mill and cylinder, with going gears complete, capable from its desirable and convenient situation for carrying on a considerable trade, being within a short distance from the river Ouze; together with about 16 perches of Copyhold Land (fine certain) upon which the above mill stands with outbuildings thereon.
Apply (if by letter post paid) to Mr. Martin Coulcher, Solr. Downham Market or to Mr John Johnson of the same place.
Norfolk Chronicle - 29th April & 13th May 1826


Downham Market.
To Innkeepers, Brewers & Millers
To be Sold by Auction by CASEBOW & SAON at the Castle Inn, Downham Market on Wednesday 25 May 1831 at 4'o'c (Unless sooner disposed of by Private Contract)
Lot 5.
A full sized Four post Windmill in Wiggenhall St. Germans Norfolk, four miles from Lynn and near the river Ouze, driving two pair of stones, Flour Mill and cylinder with going gears complete.
Also about 16p. of Copyhold Land (fine certain) upon which the above Mill stands, with outbuildings thereon.
Possession of Lots ... on completion of the Purchase.
Apply to Mr. Coulcher, Solr. or to Mr. John Johnson, both of Downham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 21st May 1831


A Mill and Dwelling House at ST. GERMANS near Lynn
To be Sold or Let with Immediate Possession with a large Post Windmill and Roundhouse in good repair, Baking Office, Stable, Cart Lodge, Piggeries and all other requisite buildings, now in the occupation of --- Murrell.
The above is a very desira
ble Situation for a Miller and Baker being within four miles of Lynn.
Apply to Messrs. Jarvis, Solrs. Lynn.
Norfolk Chronicle - 29th April & 6th May 1837


To Millers, Bakers and others.
To be LET by AUCTION (in one Lot)
At the Anchor Inn, Wiggenhall St. Germans at 3 o'c on Thursday 5 October 1837 by John Curle
An excellent FOUR-POST WINDMILL situate at St. Germans aforesaid in excellent repair and working two pair of French Stones, with roundhouse, corn chamber, flour bins etc.
Also a well erected new built brick and slated Dwelling house.
Also a new built Bake House and Oven, stable, gig house and other convenient offices.

The above valuable Property is situate within half a mile of the navigable river OUZE and 4 miles from Kings Lynn.
An extensive trade may be carried on (wholesale and retail) with very little expense in conveying goods to Lynn, Wisbech, Downham and numerous other places connected with the Ouze Navigation.
Immediate Possession may be taken.
Norfolk Chronicle - 23rd September 1837


To be Let with immediate possession, (at a Moderate Rent).
A Post Windmill working two pair of stones, situate in the parish of St. Germans, with a new built dwelling house and appurtenances thereto belonging.
For particulars apply to Mr. J. Batterham, St. Germans.
Norfolk Chronicle - 20th October 1838


Tithe map 1839 - as redrawn by Harry Apling
Tithe map 1839 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1839
Map
Owner: William Dowsing
Occupier: Joseph Batterman

No. 74

House, Windmill, Stable, Yard & Garden

0a. 1r. 15p.

10s.


To be Let with immediate possession.
A POST WINDMILL driving two pair of French stones, Flour Mill and Jumper, four patent sails and winding tackle, also an excellent Dwelling House and Bake Office attached, with good yard and garden and every convenience.
Apply to Mr. Fitt, Wiggenhall St. Germans or to Mr. J. Johnson, Watlington.
Norfolk Chronicle - 20th October 1838


Wanted at once a Journeyman Miller & Baker.
Apply to A. E. Morley, St. Germans near Lynn.
Lynn Advertiser - 6th July 1889


Preliminary
WIGGENHALL ST. GERMANS
CHARLES HAWKINS
Is instructed to Sell by Auction in July a VALUABLE PROPERTY Comprising Dwelling House, Premises, Bake Office and POST WINDMILL as now in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Wilkinson.
Offices Downham Market and Bank Chambers, Kings Lynn.
Lynn Advertiser - 6th July 1895


WIGGENHALL ST. GERMANS, near Kings Lynn
A Valuable and Compact Property
Comprising a conveniently arranged brick and slated Dwelling House containing ... bake office with large brick oven and granary over; brick built and tiled PREMISES comprising shed, cartlodge, 2-stall stable, chaff house and piggery, boarded and tiled cow shed and hen house, yard and garden; an excellent POST WIND MILL with 3 floors and roundhouse, 2 pair of French burrs, flour mill and machinery as fixed, containing in all about 0a. 1r. 0p. (more or less) abutting upon the High road from St. Germans to Setche north, upon lands of Sir W. H. B. Ffolkes, Bart. south and east and property of Jeremiah Clark west, in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Wilkinson at the low annual rental of £21, which
CHARLES HAWKINS
Is instructed to Sell by Auction at the Crown & Anchor Inn, St. Germans on Friday the 2nd August 1895 at 7 o'c in the evening precisely.
Copyhold of Fitton in Wiggenhall St. Germans.
For further particulars apply to CHARLES HAWKINS, Surveyor, Downham Market and Bank Chambers, Kings Lynn or to
Bake Office and POST WINDMILL as now in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Wilkinson.
Offices Downham Market and Bank Chambers, Kings Lynn.

  Messrs. Reed & Wayman,
Vendors' Solicitors,
Downham Market.
Lynn Advertiser - 20th & 27th July 1895

WIGGENHALL ST. GERMANS near Kings Lynn
A Valuable and Compact Freehold Property
Comprising a conveniently arranged brick and slated Dwelling House with bake office and granary, brick built and tiled premises comprising cart lodge, two-stall stable, cow shed, yard and garden; an excellent POST WIND MILL with three floors and roundhouse, two pairs of French burr stones, Flour Mill and machinery as fixed; containing in all about one rood, abutting on the high road from St. Germans to Setch.
The whole has recently been put into complete repair and is let to Thomas Wilkinson at the low rent of £16, which
CHARLES HAWKINS
Is instructed to Sell by Auction at the Crown & Anchor inn, St. Germans, on Friday b7 August 1896 at 7 o'c in the evening.
Apply to Mr. Charles Hawkins, Surveyor, Downham Market and Bank Chambers, Kings Lynn, or as now in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Wilkinson.
Offices Downham Market and Bank Chambers, Kings Lynn.

  J. A. PARSONS,
Solicitor, Kings Lynn.
Lynn Advertiser - 25th July 1896

MILL HOUSE, ST. GERMANS
W. J. FREEMAN Has received instructions to Sell by Auction on Monday September 7, 1896 under distress for rent, all the
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE
Baking utensils and other effects of Mr. Thos. Wilkinson at 11 o'c.
Offices, 1 Windsor Road, Lynn.

Lynn Advertiser - 5th September 1896


Lynn Advertiser - 24th December 1909

Faden's map of 1797, shows a mill at TF599148, which means it was either incorrectly placed or the mill had been moved by 1824.

Kelly's 1900: Mrs. Susan Wilkinson, farmer

Index of Wills 1712: James Beeston, miller

1799: Thomas Cozens, miller

1812: Richard Nidd, miller

April 1812: Mill advertised for sale

1813: Richard Nidd, miller

March 1813: Mill advertised to be let

November 1822: Mill advertised for sale

O.S. map 1824: Windmill

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

April 1826: Mill advertised for lat or sale by private contract

May 1831: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

Tithe Award 1836: Owner: William Dowsing; Occupier: Joseph Batterham

Whites 1836: James Murrell baker & miller

c.1837: Bakehouse & mill house built

1837: James Murrell, miller

April 1837: Mill advertised for sale or let

September 1837: Mill advertised to be let by auction

1838: Joseph Batterham, miller

October 1838: Mill advertised to be let

1839: Joseph Batterham, miller

White's 1845: William Sands, corn miller

1846: William Sands, miller

1850: Robert Sands, miller

1853: William Sands, miller

White's 1854: William Sands, corn miller & baker

1856: William Sands, miller

1858: Charles Morley, miller

1863: Charles Morley, miller

White's 1864: Charles Morley, miller

1865: Charles Morley, miller

1868: Charles Morley, miller

1889: A. E. Morley, miller

1872: Charles Morley, miller

1875: Charles Morley, miller

1878: Charles Morley, miller

Kelly's 1879: Charles Morley, miller & baker

White's 1883: Charles Morley, corn miller, baker & farmer

1888: Charles Morley, miller

White's 1890: Mrs. Morley, corn miller & baker

Kelly's 1892: Ernest Henry Morley, miller (wind) & baker

1895: Thomas Wilkinson, tenant miller & baker at £21 per annum

July 1895: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1896: Thomas Wilkinson, tenant miller at £16 per annum

Kelly's 1896: Thomas Wilkinson, miller (wind) & baker

July 1896: Mill advertised for sale by auction

O.S. map 1907: Windmill

December 1909: Mill materials advertised for sale after mill had been dismantled



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