Mill Lane


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Hockwold Mill Lane postmill had a roundhouse and ran 2 pairs of French burr stones and a flour mill.
A bake office was also run on the premises.

To Millers & others. OR A GOOD INVESTMENT
To be Sold by Auction By JAMES MURRELL On Saturday 3 August 1822 At the Anchor Inn, at Hockwold cum Wilton, Norfolk, Precisely at 4 o'c.
(Unless previously disposed of by Private Contract of which due notice will be given)
A Good Substantial POST WINDMILL with roundhouse, well situated for trade standing near the above town, with two pair of French stones, flour mill & all her going gears & one acre of good land, subject to such conditions of sale as will be then there produced, particulars of which may be had of Mr. William Clarke, Solr. Thetford, Mr. Charles Willett of Brandon, Suffolk, Mr. William Winfield, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk or the Auctioneer, Little Cressingham, Norfolk. All letters must be post paid.
Norfolk Chronicle - 27th July 1822

Insolvent Debtor Prisoner for Debt
William Crisp formerly of Hilgay, late of Hockwold with Wilton, Miller.
Norfolk Chronicle - 19th June 1824

To be Sold or Let & Entered upon Immediately.
A capital POST WINDMILL, Roundhouse & Going Gears complete, with about one acre of Land adjoining at Hockwold cum Wilton in Norfolk & also a good Dwelling House, baking office, barn, yards & garden & about one & a half acres of excellent land situate in the centre of the town of Wilton, in the occupation of William Crisp & well calculated for carrying on an extensive trade.
Apply to Mr. Yarington, Solr. Swaffham or to Mr. William Crisp, Wilton near Brandon.
Norfolk Chronicle - 6th October 1827

Owner: Robert Harrod
Occupier: Francis King

No. 422

Allotment & Mill

Part of

0a. 3r. 10p.
2a. 1r. 20p.

14s. Vicar
6s. Impr.

... then produced, VLL that Freehold POST WIND-MILL and Piece of Land, Hockwold-cum-Wilton, late in the occupation of Mr. Francis King , with double patent sails, iron wind shaft, winding tackle complete, - pair of four-feet French stones, cast-iron spur-wheel ...
Bury & Norwich Post - 25th May 1842

For absolute sale
A Freehold POST WINDMILL (the population of the district within a radius of 3 miles amounts to 9000)
Also a capital Residence.
To be sold by Auction by George Bland at the New Inn, Hockwold, Monday 23 March 1857 at 6 o'c.
By direction of the Mortgagee under a power of sale.
Lot 1.
A Freehold POST WINDMILL with newly erected brick & slated roundhouse & all the going gears thereto belonging driving two pairs of French stones, together with three roods of capital land adjoining.
The mill stands in Hockwold Field in the centre of a population within a radius of three miles comprising nearly 9000 ...
Lot 2.
Freehold stone & tiled Dwelling House, Barn, Bake Office & Outbuildings. 1a. 2r. land.
Possession on completion
Apply George Pearson, Grocer etc. Wilton, Isaacson & Son, Solrs. Mildenhall, or the Auctioneer, Mill St., Mildenhall.
Norfolk Chronicle - 14th March 1857

July 1822: Mill advertised for sale by auction

O.S. map 1824: Windmill

1824: William Crisp, miller, imprisoned for debt

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

1827: William Crisp, miller & baker

October 1827: Mill advertised for sale or let

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

White's 1836: George Craske, miller & baker

Tithe Award 1838: Owner; Robert Harrod; Occupier Francis King

Tithe Award 1838: Owner; Robert Harrod; Occupier Francis King

May 1842: Mill advertised for sale

White's 1845: George Harrod, corn miller

White's 1854: George Harrod, corn miller

1856: George Harrod, miller

c.1857: Roundhouse rebuilt of brick and slate

March 1857: Mill advertised for sale by auction

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