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Felmingham post mill was built within the same complex as Felmingham watermill and both mills worked together to produce flour. The postmill powered a single pair of 4' 10" French burr stones.

To be LETT & Entered upon immediately
All that NEW BUILT WATER & WINDMILL very commodious for laying a large Quantity of Corn, together with about six Acres of Pasture Land adjoining late in the Occupation of William Cooper, situate in Felmingham & Coleby, about half way between Aylsham & Northwalsham in the county of Norfolk. Horses, waggon & carts with sundry Implements belonging to the Milling Business to be disposed of on reasonable Terms.
Enquire of John Rumbelow of Ingworth or of John Ransome of Northwalsham for further Particulars.

Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd & 29th October & 5th & 12th November 1774

To be Disposed Of, and entered upon immediately, the remaining Term of the Lease of Felmingham Mills, in the County of Norfolk; consisting of a Wind-mill and Water-mill, with a Kiln adjoining thereto, and a Dwelling-house and Garden, all in a very good Repair, with about four Acres of Meadow Land -- Distance about thee Miles and a half from North-walsham, and about the same Distance from Aylsham, from which runs a navigable River to the Port of Yarmouth, and about thirteen Miles from Norwich, all of which are exceeding good Corn Markets.
For further Particulars apply to Mr James Moore, the present Proprietor, who will shew the Premises.
Norfolk Chronicle - 29th March 1783



To Millers
To be Sold by Private Contract

A DESIRABLE SITUATION in the parish of Felmingham consisting of a neat dwelling house & convenient water_mill adjoining containing two pair of French Stones, cylinder & two flour mills, water wheel 6 ft. wide & 17 high, foundation machinery almost new; also a Wind mill with one pair of French stones 4 ft. 10 ins. high, corn granary, chaise house, stable for 8 horses & every requisite outbuilding, a neat garden & about 5 or 6 acres of excellent pastureland, all freehold except one acre of land & in complete repair. The above are situated three miles & a half from Aylsham & North Walsham, two market towns, 13 from Norwich & within 3 miles of the navigable river leading to Yarmouth & in excellent neighbourhood for buying wheat. Possession may be had at Michaelmas next. Apply to Mr. Barber on the premises.
Norfolk Chronicle - 24th December 1803


Signatory to Notice re Purchase of Corn on One Month's Credit.
Norfolk Chronicle - 29th October 1808

Notice to Debtors & Creditors of

Mr. Thomas SEWELL late of Felmingham Mills, deceased.
Norfolk Chronicle - 12th July 1828


To be Sold by Auction by Messrs. BARCHAM & BOULTER On Wednesday 17 September 1828 At the Kings Arms Inn, North Walsham, Norfolk (By Order of the Executors of the Will of Mr. THOMAS SEWELL decd.)

Lot 1. A Most Complete Valuable ESTATE called FELMINGHAM MILLS comprising a Water Corn Mill & a Wind Corn Mill (the Water_Mill driving two pair, the Wind Mill one pair of stones & capable together of manufacturing 100 quarters of wheat per week) with machinery of the best construction & in excellent condition; a comfortable Dwelling house, a good garden with plantations & pleasure grounds, extensive yards & millways, stables, cow houses, bullock sheds, piggeries, fowl houses, granary, barn, cart lodges & other convenient & requisite outoffices & about eight acres of arable & meadow land of the first quality, situate in Felmingham & Colby in the county of Norfolk & late in the occupation of the said Mr. SEWELL. All Freehold with the exception of one acre of meadow which is Copyhold of the Manor of Suffield.

Felmingham Mills are situated at the confluence of two streams of sufficient force to keep them constantly at work, in a good corn country equidistant from Aylsham & North Walsham, two good Corn Markets & within 3 miles of a river navigable to Yarmouth, thus possessing facilities for carrying on a considerable trade, in addition to the extensive & valuable home trade attached to the Mills.

N.B. The purchaser of this lot may be accommodated with a moiety of the purchase money upon mortgage of it for a term of years at 4½ per cent.

Apply to Mr. DEYNS, North Walsham, at whose office a map of the Estates may be seen.
Norfolk Chronicle - 6th & 13th September 1828

AFFIDAVIT of James BARBER as to identity of Felmingham Mills.
Dwelling House, Water_Corn_Mill and Windmill, with Outhouses, Outoffices, Yards and Garden, Millways & Waterways and about 4 acres of Land.
Now sold to Edward Lord Suffield by Thomas Sewell.

19th February 1829 - Norfolk Record Office

Sale of Live & Dead Farming Sock of the late Mr. Richard Hylton.

Norfolk Chronicle - 21st September 1878

On 26th August 1829 a draft lease was made by Lord Suffield to lease the mills and lands at Felmingham to Richard Hylton for 14 years at a rent of £154 per annum.

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

1774: Probable date of mill construction

October 1774: Mill advertised to be let along with the adjacent watermill both being new built 

Index of Wills 1774: Micah Ransome, miller

1783: James Moore, miller

29th March 1783: Mill advertised for sale along with adjacent watermill both being
newly built 

Faden's map 1797: Wind & Water Mills

1803: ? Barber, miller

24th December 1803: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

1808: Thomas Sewell, miller, was a signatory to a notice to purchase corn on one month's credit

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

1828: Edward Sewell, miller, died

Wednesday 17th September 1828: Windmill and watermill sold at Kings Arms, North Walsham

1828: Mill sold to Lord Suffield along with watermill

Index of Wills 1829: Thomas Sewell, miller

22nd July 1829: Richard Hylton married Mary Ann Sewell at Felmingham

26th August 1829: Lord Suffield leased the mills to Richard Hylton for 14 years at £154 per annum

White's 1836: Richard Hylton, corn miller

White's 1845: Richard Hylton, corn miller

White's 1854: Richard Hylton, corn miller

White's 1864: Richard Hylton, corn miller & merchant, Felmingham Mills

29th March 1873: Mill advertised for sale along with nearby watermill

Harrod's 1878: Richard Hylton, miller

1878: Richard Hylton b.1802, died aged 76

September 1878: Farming stock of Richard Hylton advertised for sale

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