Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills


Reedham post windmill stood on the southwest side of the village. The mill buck with a leanto porch was set on a square boarded roundhouse that had the corners cut off, effectively making it 8 sided. The inner pair of sails were two common sails and the outer pair were double shuttered, each with 7 bays of 3 shutters and 1 bay of 2 shutters. An 8 bladed fantail and its carriage were set on a tailpole with tandem cartwheels.

TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT. In the occupation of William Barton, the proprietor, who is in ill health.

Norfolk News - 4th April 1863

Freehold Mill and Houses
R. Hickling has received instructions from Mrs. Sarah Burton to Sell by Auction on Tuesday September 29, 1863 at 1 o'c in the Afternoon at the Railway Hotel, Reedham in one Lot
All that excellent and well timbered Post WINDMILL with Stable and Outbuildings late in the occupation of William Barton deceased.

Also a recently erected Brick and Slated DOUBLE DWELLING HOUSE near the mill consisting of Two Front Rooms, Two Back Rooms, Dairy, Pantry, Five Sleeping Rooms, a Shoemakers Shop, Wash House and Coal house. Also a Cow Shed and Garden in the rear with a Well of good Water and requisite Outbuildings.
The Auctioneer particularly invites the attention of Millers, Capitalists and others to the above Sale as the Mill is in good working order and Immediate Possession may be had.
The Land contains 1 Rood, 22 Perches or thereabouts, in which there is a quantity of excellent Brick Earth.
For further particulars apply to Messrs. Copeman & Son, Solicitors, Loddon or to the Auctioneer, Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth.

Norfolk News - 19th & 26th September 1863

Windmill for Sale
AT REEDHAM, near the Railway Station, a good Timbered POST-WINDMILL to be sold as it stands or to be removed.
For particulars enquire of Mr. James Barnes, junr. Millwright, Reedham.

Norfolk News - 6th & 13th July 1867

REEDHAM, Norfolk
Mr. Hunter is instructed to offer for Sale at the Star Hotel in Yarmouth on Thursday 3 November 1870 at 7 pm. a POST WINDMILL and STABLE with quarter of an acre of Freehold LAND late in the occupation of Mr. Amos Adams.
Further particulars and conditions of sale may be had of Mr. Sharpe, Solicitor, Queen Street or of the Auctioneer, St. Andrews Hall Plain, Norwich.

Norfolk News - 29th October 1870

White's 1836: James Barnes, millwright

White's 1845: James Barnes, millwright

White's 1854: James Barnes, millwright

White's 1864: Sarah Barton, shopkeeper

Index of Wills 1639: Joseph Codlinge, miller

White's 1854: William Barton, shopkeeper & miller

1863: William Barton, miller

April 1863: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

1863: William Barton died

September 1863: Mill advertised for sale by auction

July 1867: Mill advertised for sale

1868: Amos Adams, miller

1870: Amos Adams, miller

October 1870: Mill advertised for sale by auction

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