Ellingham Mill
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Ellingham watermill was built of white weatherboard over a brick base with a pantiled roof. As can be seen from the photographs below, it changed dramatically over the years as it was enlarged and developed. Along with Ditchingham and Earsham, it was one of the only three Norfolk watermills on the Waveney.

The mill was built on an artificial semicircular cut made to the north of the River Waveney. This allowed the mill to retain its head of water while the nearby lock on the main river controlled the levels for the Bungay Navigation.

At one time the mill had 3 lucums, as can be seen on the photographs below. The Waveney was fully navigable for many years using a series of locks, one of which was next to Ellingham mill, thus grain and flour were both transported to and from the mill via wherry as well as road.

Ellingham and Earsham are the only two mills on the Waveney that are officially in Norfolk.

The last waterwheel to be fitted was 17h.p. and made of iron. John Munnings (1916-1987), grandson of the artist Alfred Munnings and great grandson John Munnings, miller of Mendham Mill related that the wheel was supplemented by a 8-10h.p. German turbine c.1895 and the wheel was then eventually removed and replaced by a much larger Armfield 90h.p. turbine. (This possibly happened around 1908 after the Walker brothers had taken over). John Munnings also mentioned that apparently the Armfield turbine proved to be too large for the river and could only be used to full capacity when the river had a good head of water and the tail water in the millpool was low. However, he was complimentary of the mill stating that it was Once one of the most up-to-date mills on the River until flour milling ceased (in 1949) and that it was one of the few country mills using plansifters instead of centrifugals - i.e. flour sieves as opposed to flour dressers.

The first known reference to the mill was c.1200 in an agreement between Alexander de Kerkeby and William de Hales that Alexander should pledge to William his part of the mill along with easements in water and fishing rights in return for 80 marks of silver.

Postcard c.1945
Postcard c.1945

Ellingham had an early watermill that was probably working in at least the 1500s and 1600s. It is probable that the mill was built over the original river course on land that later became an island. A new cut was eventually made to straighten the river and bypass the mill. The Locks Inn now stands adjacent to the mill's original; postion.

Legend from the postcard above
Legend from the postcard above

On 7th September 1672, an indenture assessing the Lockage on the Bungay Navigation cites the mill in an order from the Commissioners where it appears there is a difference between the Exors. And the Heirs-in-law of Mr. Hammond late of Ellingham in the Co. of Norfolk as to which of them the estate in a Water Mill in Ellingham aforesaid should belong. Dat 1676.

On 1st January 1772, Lincoln Matchett, the miller took out insurance on the mill:
Water Corn Mills under one Roof with the going geers belonging situate as aforesaid, brick timber and tiled not exceeding £1200. Utensils and stock therein £300.

Three schoolgirls pose outside the mill c.1910
Three schoolgirls pose outside the mill c.1910

During the American War of Independence 1775-1783 Bungay, Ellingham and Wainford mills produced flour for export to America.

In 1788, the mill owner Michael Hicks was mentioned in connection with an Arbitration with the occupier of the mill and Matthias Kerrison who owned the Navigation.

Faden's map 1797
Faden's map 1797

When James Holden died in early 1809 the mill was advertised To be let for 9 years. The advert also stated that the mill drives four pairs of stones and that enquiries should be made of Sawer & Williams, Cornfactors, Coopers Row, London

A wherry and the lock with the mill in the distance c.1910 Mill and lock c.1912
A wherry and the lock with the mill in the distance c.1910
Mill and lock c.1912

Robert Burtsal jnr (1803-1856) was miller from at least 1836 until he died in April 1856. Robert Burtsal jnr was the son of Robert Burtsal snr from whom he probably learnt his milling trade, as Robert snr was the miller at Bungay towermill. Robert jnr was married to Elizabeth Virtue Browne daughter of a Lowestoft fish merchant and grand-daughter of Robert Browne, who was manager and part owner of the Lowestoft porcelain factory.
By 1846 Robert Burtsall was also running Wainford Mill and took the office of Town Reeve of Bungay in
1845-1846 and again in 1851-1852.

William Shearing jnr took over as miller after Robert Burtsal died. His mother Ann Elizabeth Chaston, was another granddaughter of Robert Browne and she was married to William Shearing snr, a farmer in St Cross, South Elmham on the other side of Bungay, William Shearing jnr was probably their eldest son. He was certainly married in Ellingham in 1862 but had moved to Blundeston by 1870, where he was a corn merchant.

Walter Thurtell, miller at Wighton watermill was a cousin of the Brownes of the Lowestoft porcelain factory (his mother was a Browne) and there were a number of millers in various parts of East Anglia called Chaston who were also their cousins of the Brownes.

Ellingham dam c.1900 Ellingham dam c.1910
Ellingham dam c.1900
Ellingham dam c.1910

My great grandfather and great grandmother both drowned at Ellingham Mill during the 1890's.  It was believed to be accidental although it would appear on reading the paperwork it was a suicide and accident/murder. Their names were Samuel and Jane Harley.
Brenda Eardley - 18th March 2007


On Saturday morning at ten o'clock one of the millers employed at Ellingham watermill made a horrible discovery. Observing something in a dyke leading into the river Waveney in the two mile he made investigations and found the bodies of a man and woman in the water. Both were quite dead, and he obtained assistance and conveyed the bodies to Mettingham Tally Ho. Inquiries revealed the identities of the deceased as Mr and Mrs Harlev of Beccles, the man having been lately employed at the Tan Yard. It is said that he had a short time since attempted to commit suicide. During the last few days he and his wife had been staying with his daughter at Shipmeadow. The deceased were ending their visit on Saturday, intending to take the train at Ellingham Station, and it is conjectured that on the way Harley jumped into the dyke. It is thought that his wife went to the rescue and that a struggle ensued ending fatally for both. A cut or bruise is visible on the womans temple. The whole affair must have happened very quickly as some persons went past the spot only a short time previously, and nothing was seen of the deceased who left their daughters home at just before nine.

On Saturday evening Mr Coroner Chaston opened the inquest upon the bodies at Mettingham Tally Ho, Mr E. Brock being foreman of the jury. The first witness called was Mrs Mary Mayes, a labourers wife, residing in Shipmeadow, who identified the bodies as those of Samuel Harley aged 49 late a workman at the Tannery in Beccles, and Jane Harley, his wife aged 48. Harley had been staying with his daughter Mrs Robert Mayes, of Shipmeadow since Monday. Mr. A. Sheldon, lucum tenens, to Dr. Betenson of Bungay was the next witness. He said that he had made an examination of the bodies and attributed the death of both to suffocation by drowning. The womans left eye was swollen and black and there was an abrasion on the left eyebrow, probably caused before death. Owing to short notice all the witnesses were not present and the Coroner adjourned the court until Saturday next. An order for burial was given.
Eastern Daily Press - Monday 4th September 1899

The adjourned inquest took place on the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Harley who were found in a dyke at Mettingham, near Bungay. The general opinion is that the man committed suicide and that the woman was accidentally drowned while trying to save him. A verdict was returned accordingly. Eastern Daily Press - Monday 11th September 1899

On Friday 14th June 1907, George Durrant & Sons offered the mill complex for sale by auction at the Kings Head Hotel, Beccles on the instructions of the Personal Representative of the late Henry Youngman
at Three for Four o'clock in the Afternoon, in One Lot.
The sale particulars describe the mill thus:
The very Valuable Mercantile Property, known as The Ellingham Roller Mills.
The Large Brick & Timber-Built Mills with tiled Roof, fitted with Iron Water Wheel of 17 h.p., Turbine of 8 h.p. and "Trusty" Oil Engine of 12½ h.p. by Shillingford, new four years since. Roller Plant for from 1½ to 2 Sacks per hour with all the Excellent Machinery for producing the best articles, Pair of French Burr Stones, Capital Granaries, one of which has unloading place for wherries, Coal Store, Stabling for seven horses with loft over, Harness Room, Neat House, Range of Piggeries, Cart Lodges, and Loose Box, Slaughter House with Copper, Barn and other Buildings. A Capital Brick, Plaster and Tiled Dwelling-House containing Dining Room, Drawing Room, Kitchen, two Pantries, Office and Five Bedrooms; Large Well-planned Garden and Orchard, Timber-building used as a Billiard Room; Two Well-Built Brick and tiled Cottages with Gardens; and Land Planted with about 600 Willow Trees many of which have been planted about 20 years, the whole containing 5 Acres, 3 Roods, 35 Perches or thereabouts. Tenure Freehold.
A Large General Trade has been carried on by the late Mr. Youngman for many years in addition to the Milling Business, and the very valuable Goodwill of the whole is included in the Sale.

It was reported in The Miller on 1st July 1907 that the mill was withdrawn from the sale. This was possibly because the property had not reached its reserve. However, it was later bought by Colonel Smith of Ellingham Hall. In September 1908 one of Colonel Smith's tenants George Butler, the miller, was found hanging at the mill. The subsequent inquest found that business worries had brought about a state of depression during which, he had taken his own life and a verdict of temporary insanity was recorded.


William David Walker bought the mill from Colonel Smith in 1908 and he soon went into partnership with his brother Arthur Ernest Walker trading as W.D. & A.E. Walker Ltd., Ellingham Patent Roller Mills. The company proved successful and ended up outliving its founders, eventually being sold to Hovis Ltd. in 1947.


Closeup of 1935 mill staff
Closeup of 1935 mill staff from the photo above
Left to right:
Fred Burroughs jnr.; Eric Gilbert; Sid Hood; Donny Tilney; Major Ellis (nephew of Mr. Walker); Hubert Stone (manager); Mary Stone (daughter); Fred Burroughs snr. (foreman); Mr. Ernest Walker; Leslie Seaman; Horace Neil; Dot Hood (on cart); Joshua (horse)

Mill staff in 1935
Mill staff in 1935
Left to right:
Horace Neil, Mr Hubert Stone (my grandfather), Don Tilney, Mary Stone (my mother), Eric Gilbert, Major Ellis, Leslie Seaman, Mr Walker, Dot Hood, Mr Burroughs Snr, Mr Fred Burroughs (son) and Sidney Hood.

The mill cart c.1940
The mill cart c.1940
Left to right:
Joshua (horse); Leslie Seaman; Dot Hood; Sid Hood; Horace Neal.

My grandfather, Mr. Hubert Stone, was manager of the mill, and my mother, Mary Stone, and Major Ellis worked for him as clerks. Dot Hood (real name Reuben Hood - dont know why the nickname) was lorry driver. Mr Burroughs Snr was foreman. As far as my mother can remember, the others are mill hands.
Mr Walker used to come in on a Thursday morning, but otherwise left the running to my grandfather. Mr Walker also had a maltings at the Staithe, in Bungay, and Stalham in Norfolk. The Bungay one was sold to Watneys, not sure about the Norfolk one. My grandfather worked originally in Bungay, but moved to Ellingham in the 1920s, and I think stayed there his whole working life. My mother worked there after leaving school in 1933. I remember as a child walking with my grandfather through the corn  which seemed as tall as me (has wheat got smaller over the years?) in a farm adjoining Elingham Mill, also owned by Mr Walker, during my school holidays in August. He used to 'taste' the ears of corn, I realise now this was to check moisture content and decide when to harvest. My grandfather would have been over 65 then, so he may have either done this as a consultant part-time, or possibly continued working till 70. Tom Hood, a brother of Sid and Dot, worked on a nearby farm, possibly the same one. My mother has a painting of Elingham Mill done by a Helen Harbert in 1984.
David Livermore - 12th June 2006

Mrs. Leslie Seaman of Attleborough recalled that on occasions when a new lot of wheat was ground, her mother Mrs. Fred Burrows, made and baked a batch of white and brown bread for Mr. Ernest Walker to sample. Mrs. Seaman went to the mill cottage in 1916 at the age of three when her father, Mr. Fred Burrows, joined the mill staff. Her husband, Mr. Leslie Seaman worked in the mill from 1930 at the age of 18, until he was called up for War Service in 1941. Her brother Mr. Fred Burrows, Jnr., also worked at the mill. When Mr. Leslie Seaman started at the mill his wages were 22s 6d per week and his work included carrying sacks of grain up to the granary.
In 1935 Mr. Seaman made an appointment to see Mr. Ernest Walker to ask for an increase in his wages as he was about to marry Miss Burrows. Asked why he wanted an increase he informed Mr. Walker that he was getting married. Whereupon Mr. Walker asked him how much he wanted. He informed him
25s 0d per week. Mr. Walker then asked him if he thought he was worth it! The reply was obviously satisfactory and he was granted the increase and married.

The River Waveney, it's Navigation and Watermills - Donald Pluck 1994 - see Special Thanks on Home

Another employee at Ellingham Mill, Mr. Sidney Hood, retired in 1977 after 51 years service in the Agricultural Merchants Trade. He started his working life with WD& AE Walker Limited, spending the first few months on a farm at Ellingham, then he moved to Bungay Staithe where he helped to look after pigs. At about the age of 18 he moved to Ellingham Mill from where he delivered goods by horse and trolley for a year going seven or eight miles on a journey. Later he also worked at Earsham Mill and as a schoolboy well remembered the wherries on the Waveney, indeed he helped to unload the last one to come up which, was the "Albion". He also vividly remembers the floods at Ellingham and during the 1940's he spent a whole night at the mill making sure it did not become flooded, accompanied by a number of rats! On another occasion he ran a race with a "mate" of his at Ellingham Mill, each carrying 17 stone of maize on their backs over a distance of 100 yards!
The River Waveney, it's Navigation and Watermills - Donald Pluck 1994 - see Special Thanks on Home

WD& AE Walker's mill in the 1950s c.1950
WD & AE Walker's mill in the 1950s

By the time William David Walker bought Ellingham mill, he was already a well established business and civic figure in Bungay. He was born in Beccles in 1847 and after he married Sarah Elizabeth Hope (b.1873 in Manchester), they lived at Olland House (later Dunelm), Lower Olland Street, Bungay. After Sarah died in 1888, he married her sister Mabel and was the father of eight children from the two relationships. Besides being a staunch supporter of the Congregational Church, William Walker was Town Reeve for a total of five terms between 1888 and 1911 and also became a J.P. in 1907.

Arthur Ernest Walker b.1852/3 was William's younger brother and he lived at Tower House, Brundall. He visited the mill once a week, usually on a Thursday morning, arriving in either a maroon or navy chauffeur driven car with the chauffeur's uniform matching the colour of the car. In 1935 the chauffeur was Major Ellis. Children were always banned from playing in front of the mill whenever Ernest Walker visited and if any child met Mr. Walker they had to curtsey. Arthur Ernest Walker eventually died at the age of 93.

W. D. & A. E. Walker Ltd took over the navigation rights of the River Waveney c.1890, owning and operating a fleet of wherries, many being built at their Bungay Staithe boatyard by boatbuilders John Winter and George Davey. The Walker brothers also owned Bungay Staithe Maltings, which also provided considerable trade for the wherry fleet. Wherries owned by the company included Hope, Mayflower, Eudora, Iolanthe and Albion and all were painted bright green with yellow and blue banded mastheads.

The wherry Albion was built by William Brighton at Oulton Broad in 1898. Wherries were normally clinker built but the company insisted that Albion be built carvel planked. The reasoning behind this was that clinker planked wherries invariably scraped the rough sides of the locks between Bungay and Beccles and it was considered that carvel planking would make lock navigation easier and cause less damage to the wherry.
Albion was eventually taken over for preservation by the Norfolk Wherry Trust - see Links page.

In 1919 W. D. & A. E. Walker Ltd. sold the Navigation to Watney, Combe, Reid & Co., and in 1920 Eudora and Iolanthe were also sold to the new Navigation owners. In 1926 the two wherries were sold on to the General Steam Navigation Company.

When flour mill ceased in 1930, the mill was one of the few mills using plant sifters instead of centrifugals. The mill used two turbines, one was a small German 10 h.p. unit installed c.1895 and the other was a large 90 h.p. Armfield turbine. The Armfield was actually too large for the mill and could only be used when there was a good head of water in the dam and the tail water in the millpond was low.

Shortly after Arthur Ernest Walker died, Hovis Ltd., took the mill over in 1947. However before Hovis took complete control the mill was run by a company known as Walker Marston Ltd., and apparently based in Ellingham, Suffolk. This company was listed as a subsidiary of Hovis Ltd. and was one of their provender mills.
It seems that Charles Marston of Bungay_Mill got to know that Hovis were interested in taking over the mill and he "assisted" in the matter by taking a direct interest himself thus facilitating the requisition by Hovis and at the same time forestalling anyone else with a similar intention.
No doubt the move was not to Charles Marston's own disadvantage.

The River Waveney, it's Navigation and Watermills - Donald Pluck 1994 - see Special Thanks on Home

Walker Marston Mill still signwritten on the mill c.1954
Walker Marston Mill still signwritten on the mill c.1954


Under Hovis, flour milling ceased in 1949 and the mill was converted to a provender mill, taking over the animal feed business from Earsham Mill.

The mill finally closed down in 1964 with the provender business moving back to Earsham Mill. The mill was then put on the market with Hillier, Parker, May & Rowden of London in conjunction with Arnold Son & Hockley of Norwich, offering the mill for sale along with the mill house, a 1946 single storey brick warehouse, stores, garages, a brick built thatched barn and around 4 acres with 600 feet of mill stream. A sale was arranged but fell through necessitating the property to be put on the market again in May 1965 at an asking price of £13,250 or £12,000 excluding water rights. As no buyer came forward it was decided to auction the property in 6 lots At low reserves at 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday 6th July 1966 at the Kings Head Hotel, Bungay. The property was described as being formerly used by but now surplus to the requirements of Vitovis Ltd. who would require any purchaser to enter into a covenant that stipulated that the property would not be used:
for provender milling, animal food manufacture, corn dealing or processing or fertilizer manufacture or sale. An enclosed elevator ran at an angle of around 60º from the warehouse up to where the gable lucum had been removed from the mill and Vitovis undertook to dismantle it before completion of the purchase and at their own expense. However, they never did and it remained in situ well into the 1980s.
A plate attached to the elevator read:

Included in the Special Conditions of Sale No. 7 was: The Title to the property shall commence with a Conveyance on sale dated the 15th day of July 1907 made between Ernest George Youngman of the one part and William David Hawker of the other part.

1970 Auction advert
1970 Auction advert

The result of the auction was:
Lot 1: The Mill House sold to Mr. P.B. Wordley of Norton for £3,050
Lot 2:
The Office sold to Mr. P.B. Wordley of Norton for £775
Lot 3: The Warehouse was withdrawn at £2,250
Lot 4: A Small Granary sold to Mr. P.B. Wordley of Norton for £750
Lot 5: Large Barn & Garage sold to Mr. B.C. Hutson of Godmanchester for £1,650
Lot 6: The Mill sold to Mr. B.C. Hutson of Godmanchester for £3,000

June 1967 June 1967
June 1967
June 1967

Painting by C B Taylor - c.1970
Painting by C B Taylor - c.1970


EDP 29Jul1978
Eastern Daily Press - 29th July 1978


Several structural changes were made to the mill between 1900 and 1985 including doubling the amount of windows in the front elevation to 16 and inserting a gable into the front elevation and to take the third lucum.

c.1984 11th April 2004
11th April 2004

Elevator still in position c.1984 11th April 2004
Elevator still in position c.1984
11th April 2004

I saw the pictures of Ellingham mill on your website today and lots of childhood memories came flooding back. My grandparent's lived in one of the mill cottages at that time and I spent much of my young days fishing at the front of the mill.
My grandfather worked there most of his life and I spent many happy times with him in the "sackhouse" where he repaired the corn sacks on what I thought was the world's biggest sewing machine. My uncle Jack also worked there as did one of my other uncles, Harry. My father, Michael Strak, also worked there and many a day I would take bottles of tea for him. I knew most of the mill workers who lived in the cottages close by. Mr. Donny Tilney was the foreman at this time and his wife Nellie was the tea lady. They lived in the house that joined the mill at one point I recall. When the cottages were modernised he moved next door to my grandfather at No. 4.
When the mill closed down most of the workforce relocated to Earsham as did grandfather and uncle Jack and Harry. Mr. Tilney went too. I think Charlie Marston was the man who employed them all but he must have sold up to Hovis or Vitovis as was then written on the sides of the mill. Grandfather also drove lorries from time to time and also a small van . I went with him many times to Cromer and surrounding area delivering animal foodstuffs. I remember eating those biscuits for dogs, if they were good enough for my dog they were good enough for me. Spillers shapes were the name. Now there rings another name! Grandfather retired and lived close by . Jack and Harry I think, stayed on until Earsham_mill closed a few years later. If memory serves me right, an artist bought the main part of the mill. My uncle Maurice and I helped to decorate parts of it. My mother is still alive and living in the village. She has a very nice pencil sketch of the mill hanging in the lounge unless she's given it away.
I've moved away from the village now and living in the North East of England but I still get to see my mum from time to time.
I was born in 1949 so remember pictures of the mill from the mid 50s on. I last visited the mill in Dec 2003. My, how its changed. The road seems about the size of a footpath! and its blocked off too and is no longer a through road.

Gene {Addy} Strak - 8th February 2004

While researching my husband's family tree I have discovered that his Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather was Lincoln Matchett, the miller in 1772.  Lincoln's daughter Frances married John Reynolds and their son and subsequent grandson were named John Lincoln Reynolds, but other than the line of descent down to Ian we know nothing of Lincoln himself. 
Tina Reynolds - 7th December 2007

24th July 2002
24th July 2002

27th November 2004 27th November 2004
27th November 2004
27th November 2004

I am a descendant of a brother of William David and Arthur Ernest Walker, one-time owners of Ellingham Mill. My mother was born Vera Joyce Walker.
A cousin of mine, David Walker, now living in Canada, researched the Walker family and put together a tree which contains 1500 names. I have added to this tree and connected it to mine, on my father's side.
As regards the Ellingham Mill, the Walker tree contains details of parts of the Ellis and Seaman families (mentioned in your text and captions) as well as many others.
The elder brother of David in Canada still farms in Norfolk (Postwick and Neatishead). Another cousin, whose mother was a Walker, farms in Surlingham. I also have the tree for this old  Norfolk Mack family. 
I would be very interested in "meeting" anyone connected with the Walker family or having information about it. Needless to say I will willingly share any information that I have and which might interest others, in particular the Walker tree.

Simon Giuseppi - 29th December 2008

15th April 2013
15th April 2013

O. S. Map 1882-1884

O. S. Map 1882-1884
Courtesy of NLS map images

O.S. Map 2005
O.S. Map 2005
Image reproduced under licence from Ordnance Survey

1444: A crowd of some 500 persons, mainly from Bungay, gathered and demolished the sluices of Ellingham Mill. One of the leaders was John de Martlesham of Wainford Mill

1772: Lincoln Matchett, miller

Parson Woodforde's diary 30th July 1788

Faden's map 1797

Norwich Index of Wills 1831: Henry Hannant

White's 1836: Robert Burtsal

White's 1845: Robert Burtsal

Census 1851: Robert Burtsal (47) b.Bungay, master miller, employing 12 men,
also farmer of 83 acres employing 6 labourers, 1 outdoor
Eliza Virtue Burtsal (30) b.Lowestoft, wife
Ellen Emily Burtsal (3), b.Ellingham
Nelson William (1) b.Ellingham
Edward Challen (17) unmarried apprentice
Emma Derry (18) unmarried servant
Ann Ullon (16) unmarried servant

White's 1854: Robert Burtsal - corn miller

April 1856: Robert Burtsal died at the age of 52

White's 1864: William Shearing, farmer, miller & merchant (b. 1831)

White's 1883: Henry Youngman, miller

White's 1890:
Henry Youngman, miller, corn and coal merchant, farmer, and assessor of taxes Water mills

Kelly's 1892:
Henry Youngman, farmer, miller (water) & coal merchant, & agent for Baly, Sutton & Co.'s manures, Ellingham patent roller mills

Kelly's 1900:
Henry Youngman, farmer, miller (water) & coal merchant, & agent for Prentice Bros.' manures, Ellingham patent roller mills

Kelly's 1904: Henry Youngman

Kelly's 1908: W. D. & A. E. Walker Limited (E. G. Youngman, manager) Ellingham patent roller mills

Kelly's 1912: W. D. & A. E. Walker Limited (E. G. Youngman, manager) Ellingham patent roller mills

Kelly's 1916: W. D. & A. E. Walker Ltd (E. G. Youngman, manager) Ellingham patent roller mills T N 8 Bungay

Kelly's 1922:
W. D. & A. E. Walker Limited (E. G. Youngman, manager) Ellingham patent roller mills & Station farm. T N 8 Bungay

Kelly's 1925:
W. D. & A. E. Walker Limited (E. G. Youngman, manager) Ellingham patent roller mills & Station farm. T N 8 Bungay

Kelly's 1929:
W. D. & A. E. Walker Limited (E. G. Youngman, manager) Ellingham patent roller mills & Station farm. T N 8 Bungay

1930: Flour milling ceased and the mill became a provender mill

Kelly's 1937: W.D. & A. E. Walker Ltd - Roller Mills

c.1967: Ceased operation having been last used under the ownership of Vitovis Ltd

July 1969: Mill house and mill flats for sale. Talk of filling in the lock

Norfolk CC Report 1969: Residential

April 1977: Art gallery used by Ellingham Mill Art Society

6th December 1979: Ellingham Mill Conservation Area plan approved having been submitted in March 1977

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