Attleborourgh Steam Mill


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Attleborough Steam Mill was running by 1857, having been built to provide additional capaciity to the adjacent Station towermIll.

The mill had three floors and used two pairs of stones and a flour mill that were powered by a 12 h.p. steam engine.

To Millers & Merchants
TO LET A newly erected Steam Flour Mill doing a good Business with comfortable Residence & suitable outbuildings, together with a Windmill if desired, both being conveniently situated & near the Railway Station, Attleborough, Norfolk.
Apply to Mr. W. Buckenham, Attleborough.

Norfolk News - 28th March 1857

To Millers, Merchants & others.
To be Sold by Private Contract
The STEAM MILL situate in the centre of the Market Town of Attleborough with Brick sash-fronted RESIDENCE, Outbuildings, Gardens & Orchard. Also the TOWER WINDMILL near the Railway Station on the Eastern Counties Line from which there is easy communication to all parts of the country.
Part of the purchase money may remain. Immediate possession can be given.
Apply to Mr. Wm. Buckenham, Ashill near Watton.
Norfolk Chronicle - 26th May 1860 & Norfolk News 19th & 26th May 1860

Newly erected & substantially built Steam Mill, Windmill, two Dwelling Houses, Public House,
Eight Cottages and gardens situate in the town of Attleborough.
Salter & Simpson
Have received instructions from Mr. Wm. Buckenham to offer for Sale by Auction at the Griffin Inn, Attleborough on Thursday July 12, 1860 at 5 o’c, in lots, the above Valuable Property.
Norfolk Chronicle - 18th & 23rd June 1860

and GARDENS, situate in the Town of

Have received instructions from Mr. Wm. BUCKENHAM to OFFER FOR SALE BY AUCTION, at the Griffin Inn, Attleborough, on THURSDAY, JULY 12th, 1860, at Five o'clock in the Afternoon, in Six Lots, the following VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY:-
Lot 1. THE STEAM FLOUR MILL, a substantial Brick, Clay, and Tiled Building, fitted with three Floors, Engine, Boiler, and Coal Houses. Also Stable adjoining, with Hay-loft over, and a Leanto Building, now used as a Gig-house and Cart-lodge.
Also Brick and Tiled Sash-fronted DWELLING-HOUSE, pleasantly situated fronting the Tyurnpike Road, with small Garden aty the back, and now in the occupation of the Proprietor and the Widow Rayner.
Possession may be had on completion of the purchase.
The purchaser of theis Lot, at his option, to pay, in addition to his purchase money, a sum to be named at the time of sale for the Twelve-horse power Steam Engine and Machinery, two pairs of Stones, Flour Mill, and aall other going gear thereto belonging, new within the last three years.
Should the purchaser declinetaking the same, the whole will be offered to Public Competition after the sale of the above Lot.
Lot 5. New Railway Tavern
Lot 6. A newly erected & substantially built TOWER WINDMILL with five floors, cap and winding tackle, fitted with four patent sails, two pairs of French stones and all requisite going gears and machinery thereto belonging; also, a Pightle of Productive PASTURE LAND adjoining.
The above Lot from its proximity to the Railway Station offers peculiar advantages to a miller or merchant.
Particulars of Messrs. F. F. and G. F. Francklin, Solicitors, and of the Auctioneers, Attleborough.
Norfolk Chronicle & Norfolk News - 30th June & 7th July 1860 (As advertised in June)

To Let at Attleborough
A TOWER WINDMILL & 3 Acres of Land, also two pairs of Stones & Flour Mill fixed for Grinding by Steam.
Apply to Mr. Wm. BUCKENHAM, Ashill.
Norfolk News - 11th August 1860

To Millers
A CAPITAL BRICK TOWER WINDMILL driving three pairs of Stones. Also a first class Steam Mill, a Six horse power, to be Let with immediate possession with a convenient Dwelling house (nearly new)
Apply to Mr. John Semmense, Attleborough.
Norfolk News - 6th, 13th & 20th April 1861

Map 1882

O. S. Map 1882
Steam Mill stood beside the windmill
Courtesy of NLS map images

c.1857: Mill built and owned by William Buckenham

March 1857: Mill advertised to be let along with adjacent windmill

May 1860: Mill advertised for sale by private contract along with adjacent windmill

June 1860: Mill advertised for sale by auction along with adjacent windmill

July 1860: Mill advertised for sale by auction along with adjacent windmill

August 1860: Mill advertised to be let along with adjacent windmill

April 1861: Mill advertised to be let along with adjacent windmill

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