Wymondham
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Wymondham Browick post mill stood on the southeast side of the town just north of the River Tiffey to the south of the Browick Road, some 500 yards from the market place. The mill was renovated c.1812 and a two storey roundhouse and mill house were built c.1826. The sails powered 2 pairs of French burr stones and in the 1700s a horse powered flour mill was being used.

Aug. 20th. On Saturday last (17 Aug.) in the afternoon, as some children were playing near the windmill on the fairland in the town (Wymondham) in trying to run between the sails as the mill was going, one of the sails unfortunately struck against the temple of a son of Mr. Rix and bruised him in so terrible a manner that he died in less than two hours.
Norwich Mercury - 24th August 1771

To be SOLD, a Convenient MESSUAGE and well accustomed BAKING OFFICE by the Market place of Wymondham in Norfolk, with or without a Windmill near the same in good Repair, all of which may be entered upon at Michaelmas next, now in the Occupation of John King, of whom enquire for further particulars.
Norfolk Chronicle - 10th July 1779

A WINDMILL
To be Sold by Auction
By Mr. Parson
At the Kings Head, Wymondham on Friday 5 September next, at 3 o'c in the afternoon
Lot 1. A MESSUAGE, POST WINDMILL with two pair of stones, sails and going geers complete, Horse Flour Mill, spacious Granaries, Stables and other convenient outbuildings and about three roods of Land adjoining. The premises are Copyhold, Fine Certain, are lying at Wymondham in the occupation of the owner, Mr. Clarke and may be entered upon at Michaelmas next.
Enquiries of Mr. J. C. Stoughton, Wymondham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 30th August 1794

To be Sold by Auction By J. B. Royal on Friday 29th instant
At the Kings Head, Wymondham at 3 o'c
That capital POST WINDMILL now in full trade and situated in Wymondham, with two pair of Stones, Flour Mill etc. and a good brick and tile Dwelling House, Stable and about one acre of Land, now in the occupation of Mr. Richard Tuddenham, the proprietor.
Apply to Mr. Tuddenham or to the Auctioneer, Wymondham.
N.B. Part of the purchase money may remain on security of the estate.

Norfolk Chronicle - 23rd June 1798

To be Sold by Auction
By J. B. Royal
At the White Hart in Wymondham
On Friday 6 December 1799 at 3 o'c (Unless before disposed of by Private Contract of which notice will be given)
That capital POST WINDMILL in Wymondham now in full trade in in the occupation of Mr. Richard Tuddenham, the owner, with two pair of stones, flour mill, good brick and tile dwelling house, stable etc. about one acre of good Land and garden well planted with fruit trees. The whole estate id in excellent repair.
Possession may be had at Christmas next and part of the purchase money may remain on security of the Estate.
Apply to the owner or to the Auctioneer.

Norfolk Chronicle - 23rd & 30th November 1799

Capital POST WIND MILL etc. To be Sold by Private Contract
All that excellent POST MILL with two pair of French stones, flour mill and all going gears complete, standing on half an acre (more or less) of freehold land within 500 yards of the Market Place in Wymondham, now in the possession of the owner Mr. Jonathan Murrell; it has lately been put into good repair at a great expence and is now in the most full and complete trade.
Possession may be had immediately and application may be made to the owner or to J. B. Royal, Auctioneer and estate agent, Wymondham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 20th February 1813


Notice re
John Hewett, Wymondham, Miller
Deed of Assignment
A most desirable compact Freehold ESTATE in Wymondham aforesaid comprising a good Dwelling house with wash house and outbuildings, stable, cart shed, granary, piggeries, garden and land adjoining, all recently built and in excellent repair, a capital Post Wind Mill with two pair of stones (one pair new) flour mills and going gears complete, standing on the same Estate, advantageously situated for trade. The premises are free of every outgoing and in the occupation of the said John Hewett to whom application for viewing the same may be made.
Part of the purchase money may remain on Mortgage of the estate if required.
Apply to Grand & Staff, Solrs. Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 17th & 24th February 1821


To be Sold by Auction By J. B. Royal On Friday 23 March 1821
At the Queens Head in Wymondham, Norfolk, at 5 o'c
As above
Norfolk Chronicle - 10th March 1821


Capital POST WINDMILL and pleasant RESIDENCE at WINDHAM
To be Sold by Auction By J. B. Royal On Saturday 16 September 1826 At the Crown Inn, St. Stephens, Norwich at 4 o'c
Unless sooner disposed of by Private Contract of which due notice will be given
All that complete POST WINDMILL now in full trade, with two pair of French stones, Flour Mill and every other requisite in the very best state of repair. A new built Roundhouse with two floors capable of holding 10 score of wheat, together with cart lodge, stable, Hogs-stye etc. etc. Also a new built airy and pleasant dwelling house, part now in the occupation of the son of the proprietor, Mr. Michael Callow and the other part occupied by Mr. William Quantrill an unexceptional tenant, with every convenient and necessary out house to the same and inclosed garden to each, well planted with choice fruit trees. The whole is Freehold and the only outgoing is a small land tax; it is within three minutes walk of the Market Place, Wymondham. Possession of the whole (except Mr. Quantrill's) may be had at Michaelmas next Old Style.
Apply to Mr. Grand, Solr. Norwich or to Mr. John Callow or the Auctioneer, Windham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 2nd & 16th September 1826


Saturday 17th August 1771: Son of Mr. Rix killed after being hit by a sail of the working mill

1779: John King, miller

July 1779: Mill advertised for sale with or without a nearby messuage and bake office

1794: ? Clarke, owner & miller

August 1794: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

1798: Richard Tuddenham, owner & miller

June 1798: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1799: Richard Tuddenham, owner & miller

November 1799: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1813: Jonathan Murrell, owner & miller

February 1813: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

1821: John Hewett, miller

February 1821: MIll advertised for sale

March 1821: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1822: Michael Callow, miller

c.1826: Mill roundhouse newly built along with mill house

1826: John Callow, miller; son Michael Callow living in part of the mill house

September 1826: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

c.1829: Mill replaced by new smockmill


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