Mill Lane


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Brooke Mill Lane post mill stood at Mill Farm. The mill buck was set above a brick roundhouse and the mill ran 2 pairs of stones.

To be Let, and entered upon at Michaelmas next.
A capital WINDMILL standing on a brick Roundhouse and driving 2 pair of stones, now in full trade, together with a comfortable Dwelling house & convenient Outbuildings and 30 acres of Land adjoining now in the occupation of Mr. Jonathan Feltham.
Apply to Mr. Crabtree, Halesworth, Suffolk.
Norfolk Chronicle - 26th February & 5th March 1853

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

O.S. map 1838: Mill

White's 1836: William Castell, corn miller

Robson's 1839: William Castle, miller

Tithe Award 1840: Damant Castell, miller

White's 1845: Damment Castell, corn miller

Census 1851:

Jonathan Feltham (30) b.Saxlingham, master miller employing 2 men and farmer of 30 acres with 1 man & 1 boy
Mary Ann Feltham (28) b.Fressingfield, Suffolk
Margaret Feltham (4) b.Lakenham
John F. Feltham (1) b.Lakenham
Sarah A. Waler (17) b.Bungay, Suffolk, visitor
Israel Feltham (16) b.Saxlingham, Suffolk, relative and apprentice (brother)
John Pratt (25) b.Lammas, servant, journeyman miller
Eliza Garrett (14) b.Newton, house servant
Address: The Road Leading to The Mill, Brooke, Loddon district

1853: Jonathan Feltham, miller - later at Lakenham Peafield towermill

White's 1854: James Tidman, corn miller

1868: William Rogers, miller (moved to Bramerton towermill by 1870)

1872: William Brown, miller

1875-78: William Osborne Cox, miller

1879: Frederick Johnson Goff, miller

White's 1883: Ezra Hupton, miller, farmer & assistant tax collector

O. S. Map 1884: Brooke Mill (Corn)

Kelly's 1892: George Wasey, farmer & miller (wind)

c.1893: Mill ceased working

1971: Bryan Hupton, Mill Farm

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