Lower Green postmill


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Hindringham Lower Green postmill had a two storey roundhouse and the sails powered 2 pairs of French burrstones for milling wheat into flour, a flour mill and jumper. The mill was owned by the Cooke family and they eventually replaced it by building Hindringham_Lower_Green_towermill on the same site at Mill Farm c.1844.

Hindringham, Norfolk, 27 Dec., 1781.
TOMPSON's Windmill.

Situate in Hindringham aforesaid, together with one Rood and twenty Perches of Freehold Land on which it stands, will be Sold by Auction, at the Black Lion, in Little Walsingham, by Henry Tagg, Upholder, Appraiser, and Auctioneer, on Tuesday the 8th Day of January, 1782, between the Hours of eleven and three, subject to such Conditions of Sale as will then and there be produced. At which Time and Place the several Persons who are indebted to Mr Tompson are requested to attend and pay their respective Debts to his Trustees without further Delay; or before that Day to Thomas Mendham, Briston, Norfolk.
Note. The said Windmill, etc may be viewed any Day before the Auction. Mr Stephen Warnes, of Hindringham aforesaid, will shew the Premisses.
Norfolk Chronicle - 29th December 1781

Hindringham, Feb. 28, 1782.
To be Sold by Auction,
At the Black Lion in Little Walsingham, Norfolk, on Monday the 25th Day of March next, between the Hours of two and five in the Afternoon of the same Day, subject to such Conditions of Sale as will be then and there produced, (unless before disposed of by private Contract, of which timely Notice will be given in this Paper)
TOMPSON's Windmill, with all its Going-geers, as it now stands, and one  Rood and twenty Perches of enclosed Freehold Land, (upon which the said Windmill is erected) situate in Hindringham aforesaid.
Persons disposed to treat for Purchase of the said Mill and Land by private Contract, will be pleased to apply to Mr Edward Beeston, Burnham-Overy, Mr Edmund Balls, Langham, or Thomas Mendham, Briston, Norfolk.
Norfolk Chronicle - 2nd March 1782

Bury & Norwich Post - 31st May 1783
Bury & Norwich Post - 31st May 1783

To Millers
To be Let With Possession at Michaelmas next
A Capital POST WINDMILL with two pairs of French stones, flour mill, jumper & roundhouse, with two floors, together with a good Dwelling house, contiguous garden etc. situate in the parish of Hindringham.
Apply (if by letter post paid) to Mr. C. Cooke & Son, Glandford near Holt.

Norfolk Chronicle - 21st July 1827

Notice to Creditors & Debtors of
William Copland of Hindringham, Miller
Deed of Assignment 26 November last

Norfolk Chronicle - 11th December 1830

Tithe map 1839
Tithe map 1839 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1839
Map W. G. Bircham, Surveyor, Fakenham
Owners: Wiliam Cook
Occupier: Henry Stonex

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Windmill & part of
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2a. 0r. 25p.
4s. 3d. Vicar
11s. 9d. Imprs.
(Dean & Chapter of Norwich)

1781: William Tompson, miller & farmer made Deed of Assignment for the benefit of Creditors

27th December 1781: Mill offered for sale by auction but remained unsold

28th February 1782: Mill sold at auction

13th June 1783: Final dividend paid to creditors of William Tompson

Bryant's map 1826: Postmill

July 1827: Mill advertised to be let

Pigot's 1830: Wm. Copland, miller, Hindringham

1830: William Copland, miller, made a Deed of Assignment for the benefit of his creditors

O. S. map 1838: Windmill

Tithe Award 1839: Owner: William Cooke of Glandford watermill. Occupier: Henry Stonex, miller

c.1844: Postmill demolished to make way for a new towermill

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