Houghton St. Giles


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Steam Mills

Houghton St. Giles smockmill used common sails to power two pairs of French burr stones and two flour mills in a boulting house. Although the records do not state the mill was smock mill, it seems to be the most likely type, when considering the age of the mill.

To be LETT or SOLD
A Good accustomed WINDMILL & two Pair of very good Stones, together with the Sails, Sail Cloths, Boulting Mills & Boulting Mill house & all Going tackle to the same belonging. And also three Acres & a Half, more or less, of Land, part Freehold & part Copyhold, situate at Houghton, an adjoining Town to Little Walsingham in Norfolk.
Apply to Mr. John Pye, Attorney at Walsingham aforesaid or Mr. Daniel Platfoot of the same Place.
Norfolk Chronicle - 9th September 1775

To be Sold or Lett.
At Lady Day next & entered upon immediately
A TOWER WINDMILL situated in Houghton in the Hole, containing therein two Pair of French Stones & all going Gears & Tackle in tenantable Repair. Also a BOULTING HOUSE containing therein two Flour Mills.
At the same Time & Place where the Mill now stands Three Acres & a Half, more or less, of LAND, freehold, all at the yearly Rent of £16 per annum, late in the Occupation of Mr. Thomas Smith of Little Walsingham.
Enquire of Daniel Platfoot at Little Walsingham who will shew the Premises.
Norfolk Chronicle - 13th March 1790

September 1775: Mill advertised for sale or let

1789: Thomas Smith, miller

March 1790: Mill advertised for sale or let at an annual rent of £16

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

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