Saxlingham Nethergate


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Saxlingham Nethergate towermill stood on Pitt's Hill on the southwest side of the village. The five storey mill used patent sails set on 50 foot stocks and an iron windshaft to power 3 pairs of stones and a flour mill.

Wm. Spelman & Sons. Sale by Auction
Saturday July 21 at Norfolk Hotel, Norwich at 3 o'c
Lot 6. At Saxlingham, near Norwich
A brick tower Windmill with patent sails, drives three pair of stones, wind herself, dwelling house, granary and stables, lying next the Newton Road occupied by Mr. Barnabas Feltham.
Apply to Brightwell & Son, Solrs., Norwich or the Auctioneers, Norwich & Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle - 23rd & 30th June, 7th & 14th July 1855

When the mill was sold in 1855, Barnabas Feltham moved to Lakentham Peafield towermill in Norwich.

Freehold Tower Windmill, Dwelling house, Stables, Gig House, Granary, Outbuildings and Arable |Land.
Clowes, Tewson & Nash are favoured with instructions to Sell by Auction at the Royal Hotel, Norwich on Saturday 23 June, 1877 at 12 for 1 o'c, the above described PROPERTY.
The Mill has five floors, patent sails, driving three pairs of stones, flour mill etc., situate in a good district for trade, with comfortable and well conditioned Dwelling house, Stables, Gig house, Granary, open Yard and Sheds with excellent Fowls house. The Arable Land in "Great Thorpe Field" is surrounded by lands of J. H. Gurney, Esq.
Apply at the Auctioneers' offices, Bank Chambers, Norwich and at Bungay or of the Vendor's Solicitor.

Mr. G. W. G. Barnard,
Haymarket, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 9th, 16th & 23rd June 1877

To be Let with early possession a Capital WINDMILL with patent sails working three pairs of stones and all the going gear in first rate order. Also Stables, Granary and Outbuildings together with 6-roomed Dwelling house. An acre of Land adjoining the Mill can be added if desired.
Apply to Messrs. Wright & Woodrow, Land Agents, Queen Street, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd September & Norfolk News - 15th September 1866

Valuation 1st November 1866
Valuation for William Fleg - 1st November 1866

S. Mealing Mills (late Stocking & Mills) is instructed by Mr. F. Wilson, who has pulled down the Saxlingham Mill, to Sell by Auction without reserve at the above Farm, to which they have been removed for convenience oif Sale, on Tuesday June 26, 1888, the valuable MILLWRIGHT'S MATERIALS, nearly new 50 feet Stock, capital 14 feet Iron Wind Shaft, 3 Pairs of Stones and other Effects.
Norfolk Chronicle - 9th,16th 23rd June 1888

On 15th July 1971, Mr. & Mrs. George Kemp of 2 Mill Mill Cottages, Saxlingham Nethergate, wrote to Harrp Alpling to say the main part of their house had been built with bricks from the demolished mill about 85-90 years previously. The old mill house was by then known as No. 3 Mill Cottages.

Map 1882
O. S. Map 1882
Courtesy of NLS map images

O.S. Map 2010
O.S. Map 2010
Image reproduced under licence from Ordnance Survey

White's 1890: (Saxlingham Thorpe) George Barnabas Feltham, farmer; h Swandeston

White's 1890: Mr. Frederick Feltham

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

White's 1836: Matthew Bean, miller

O.S. map 1838: Windmill

White's 1845: Barnabas Feltham jun. miller

White's 1854: Barnabas Feltham jun. miller

1855: Barnabas Feltham, miller

June 1855: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1858: William Flagg, miller

White's 1864: William Flegg, corn miller & c.

1865: William Flegg, miller

September 1866: Mill advertised to be let

1868: George Durrant, miller

1875: George Durrant, miller

June 1877: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Kelly's 1879: George Durrant, miller

White's 1883: Frederick Wilson, farmer, miller & builder

O.S. map 1887: Windmill

1888: Mill demolished  

June 1888: Mill machinery etc advertised for sale by auction

1889: William Flegg died (b.1Jan1804)

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