Bale post mill does not appear in White's directory of 1836 or 1854 and very little is known of it. It is quite feasible that the mill was dismantled after being sold in 1845 and moved to a different location.

BALE near Holt
to be SOLD by Private Contract
A WINDMILL, Baking office, Dwelling house, Barn, Outbuildings etc. Also two cottages and a Blacksmith's shop together with about an acre of Land. All Freehold.
Apply to Mr. Robert Farrow, Miller & Baker of Bale
Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette - 11th & 18th October 1845

White's 1836: Barnet Farrer, blacksmith

Census 1841:

Thomas Meary (20) miller
Dorus Meary (20).
Sarah Mallett (20) servant
Betsy Mallett  (15) servant

White's 1845: Robert Farrow, miller & baker

October 1845: Mill advertised for sale

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