Congham smockmill


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Congham smock mill was probably built on the site of the older postmill at Mill Farm that could well have been demolished to make way for the smockmill. The mill used 2 pairs of French burr stones and a flour dressing machine. A horse mill was also being operated on the premises in 1819.

To Millers.
To be Sold by Private Contract.
A Desirable old established SITUATION now in full trade, comprising a Smock Mill with two pair of French burr stones, a new flour machine & all going gears complete; also a good horse mill with a granary over the same, together with a convenient Dwelling house, barn, stable, cart lodge & all other necessary outbuildings, with 11 acres of Arable Land (more or less) all Freehold and situate at Congham within 7 miles of Lynn.
Further particulars may be known by applying to Mr. Wm. Riches, the proprietor, on the premises.

Norfolk Chronicle - 31st July, 14th & 21st August 1819

To Millers & others.
To be Sold by Auction By R. Cruso At the Sun Inn in Lynn, Norfolk On Tuesday 1 August 1820 at 5 o'c
(Unless sooner disposed of by Private Contract)
A Very desirable FREEHOLD ESTATE situate in Congham within 7 miles of Lynn, consisting of a sunbstantial Wind Mill with two pair of French burr stones, flour dressing machione & going gears compleat, a horse mill with large
granary over the same, a good dwelling house, barn, stable, cart lodge & requisite outbuildings all in good repair, with 11 acres (more or less) of arabel land thereto belonging.
The above premises are in the occupation of Mr. William Riches, the proprietor, who has a very considerable trade.
Possession will be given at lady day next.
Apply to Mr. Riches who will shew the premises or to Messrs. Jarvis, Attornies, Lynn.

Norfolk Chronicle - 1st, 8th, 22nd & 29th July 1820

1821 advert

To be Let & Entered upon at Lady day 1821 (O.S.)
A Capital Windmill at Congham in full trade with a messuage, barn, stable & outbuildings & about 10 acres (more or less) of land adjoining, all in the occupation of Mr. William Riches.
For further particulars apply to Mr. Wm. Spooner of Grimstone or Messrs. Whincop & Lane, Solicitors, Lynn.
February 13th, 1821.
Norfolk Chronicle - 17th February 1821

Mr. Horace M. Wilkin
Has been favoured with instructions from Robert Elwes, Esq. to Sell by Auction of Friday October 8, all the valuable LIVE & DEAD FARMING STOCK Upon the Home Farm ...
Also the erection of a
Together with two pairs of stone gearing & fittings as the same now stands.
Sale at 11 o'c .
Cata logues of the Auctioneer, Queen Street, Lynn.
Norfolk Chronicle - 18th & 25th September 1880

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

Poll Book 1802: James Riches, miller

1819: William Riches, miller

July 1819: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

1820: William Riches, miller

July 1820: Mill advertised for sale by auction or private contract

1821: William Riches, miller

February 1821: Mill advertised to be let

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

White's 1836: John Rogers, corn miller

White's 1845: John Rogers, miller

1846: John Rogers, miller

1853: William Bunting, miller

White's 1854: William Bunting, farmer, corn miller & baker

1858: William Bunting, miller

September 1880: Mill advertised for sale by auction

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