Steam Mill


Horning Steam Mill was in operation by 1858 and was on the same site as Horning Mill Loke postmill.

Testamonial 1857

The Estate of the late T. O. Springfield, Esq. at Horning
Messrs. Butcher are instructed to SELL by AUCTION sometime in July unless sooner disposed of by Private Contract
An excellent roomy POST_WINDMILL with Round House, well situated for wind at Horning, within about 200 yards of the Navigable River from Aylsham to Yarmouth.
Also a steam mill, etc.
Particulars of Mr. Dalrymple, Solicitor, St. Giles, Messrs. Butcher, Auctioneers, Theatre St., all of Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle & Norfolk News - 19th June 1858

James Woolverton will Sell by Auction by direction of Mr. Jonathan Nicholson, who is declining Farming & Milling, on Tuesday September 23, all his valuable Live & Dead FARMING STOCK, Millers Utensils of Trade, two Wherries etc. & on Friday September 26 the capital HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE & other effects.

Norfolk Chronicle - 30th August 1884

Thurs. 5 Jan.

NICHOLSON, Miller, Horning
6 Bill Drifts
by Thurgate, "Waggon & Horses"
Smithdale's Day Book 1876/80

O. S. Map 1881

O. S. Map 1881
Courtesy of NLS map images

1857: Jonathan Nicholson, miller

c.1858: Thomas Oliver Springfield, owner of mill and mill site died

June 1858: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1884: Jonathan Nicholson, miller, farmer & wherry owner

August 1884: Trade & personal effrects of Jonathan Nicholson advertised for sale by auction due to retirement

Kelly's 1892:
Horace Howlett, steam miller; & at Salhouse & Wroxham_roller_ flour_mills, Hoveton St. John. See advert

Kelly's 1896:
Horace Howlett, steam miller; & at Salhouse & Wroxham_roller_ flour_mills, Hoveton St. John & Acle

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