Aylsham Mill
River Bure

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Map from the 1914 auction catalogue
Map from the 1914 auction catalogue


Key to Lots
1. Water Corn Mill also The Extensive Granaries also A Brick and Tiled Cart Shed
2. The Residence known as The Mill House and a Well Timbered and Secluded Pleasure Garden, Two Small Brick and Tiled Dwelling Houses also The Extensive Granary with Cart House, Stabling and Counting House adjoining
3. Residence with A Pleasant and Secluded Garden
4. Two Well Built and Tiled Cottages with Capital Gardens, Outbuildings, a Small Shop and Warehouse
5. A Capital Enclosure of Old Pasture and Accommodation Land, known as Pool Meadow and Cinder Oven lying between the River and the Canal, and approached through, and over the shallow, below the Mill Pool with the Carpenter's Shop, Three Wood Sheds and Two Large Fowls' Houses as built thereon, also Boat House
6. An excellent Enclosure of Acccommdation Pasture with Range of Brick and Tiled Granaries, abutting the Canal and Tuttington Road. Also Two Well Built Cottages
7. An extensive range of Brick & Tiled Maltings, Three floors, Steep, with Yard and good pump of water; also adjoining are Stabling, Gig House, Harness Room, and Hay House
8. An Accommodation Old Pasture known as Pool Meadow
9. An excellent Accommodation Old Pasture known as Cascade Meadow

Sale Catalogus 1914

Extract from particulars of Aylsham Water Mill from a sale catalogue of 1914:

An admirably situated water corn mill, with mill dam and mill pool (excluding boat house and site), flood gates and sluices, and conveniently situated on the River Bure, nearly adjoining the Midland & Great Northern Railway Station, and within one mile of the Great Eastern Railway Station.

The Mill is substantially built with 4 floors, and worked by 2 water wheels, with a capital supply of water; it is fitted with 5 pairs French burr stones and a small roller plant.

The Plant, comprising a Tattersall's Patent Complete Break System, single and double reduction rollers, 2 Armsfield's centrifugal dressers, Smith's purifier, "Eureka" special wheat dresser, combined oat and malt crusher, standard flour dresser by Turner & Co., elevator hoists, shafting as now in working order. There are 19 large and small wheat bins, also flour room and counting house;

Also the extensive granaries adjoining, with large coal store below and two wheat floors above, convenient for loading or unloading from the river or road.

There is a good supply of water and, except in very dry weather, the mill can be kept going night and day.

Apportioned Vicarial Tithe Rent-Charge - 5s 6d (payable 1914) £0 4s 6d

O.S. map 1890
O.S. map 1890 showing the watermill, the steam mill and a bone mill all within the millgate / staithe complex
Image produced from the www.old-maps.co.uk service with permission of Landmark Information Group Ltd. and Ordnance Survey

Map from the 1969 sale catalogue
Map from the 1969 sale catalogue

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