Stoke Ferry


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

The 1881 census lists John Lock as an innkeeper, living with Peggy Lock and Charles Lock, innkeepers son.
John's wife Elizabeth Ann was also sometimes known as Peggy or Ann.

To be SOLD.
A WIND-MILL at Stoke Ferry in Norfolk with a Dwelling House and Stable in good Repair and an Acre and half of Land.
Enquire of Mr. Micklefield, Attorney at Stoke Ferry aforesaid or Mr. Robert Press of Botesdale in Suffolk.

Norwich Mercury - 10th June 1758

Notice to Debtors and Creditors of
THOMAS GREEN late of Stoke Ferry, Miller deceased
to pay debts to Thomas Green of Weeting, Miller, his Administrator

Norfolk Chronicle - 6th July 1799

It appears likely that Thomas Green, miller of Weeting postmill was the son of Thomas Green of Stoke Ferry.

A Steady SINGLE MAN who has been accustomed to the Milling and Baking Business.
Applt to Mr. John Locke, Miller, Stoke Ferry.
Norfolk Chronicle - 12th September 1840

To be Let with Immediate Possession
A MILL and HOUSE with good stabling and a Bake Office attached and 3 acres of Land.
Apply to Mr. William Garrod, Gooderstone.
Norfolk Chronicle - 11th December 1852

TO BE SOLD A WIND CORN MILL containing two pairs of excellent Stones etc. The purchaser to remove the same by 11th October next. This is a fair opportunity for speculation, as the materials would be sufficient to build two cottages.
Tenders to be sent to Mr. J. B. Hill, Stoke Ferry, up to the 31st instant, and if accepted, three months credit will be given for payment.

Norfolk News - 17th August 1861

O.S. Map 2005
O.S. Map 2005
Image reproduced under licence from Ordnance Survey

Other mill at Stoke Ferry: Stoke Ferry postmill and Stoke Ferry towermill

1858: John Lock, Bell Inn only

White's 1864: John Lock,
Bell Inn and mail contractor

June 1758: Mill advertised for sale

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

Poll Book 1799: Thomas Green, miller

1799: Thomas Green died

Poll Book 1802: Thomas Green, miller

O.S. map 1824: Windmill

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

White's 1836: John Lock, corn miller

1840: John Locke, miller

Census 1841: John Lock (30) miller
Peggy Lock (30)
Edward Lock (3)
Charles Lock (1)
John Badley (20) servant
Mary Crane (15) servant

White's 1845: John Lock, corn miller & baker
Census 1851: John Lock (44) b.Old Buckenham, miller
Ann Lock (42) b.Wretton
Edward Lock (13) b.Stoke Ferry
Charles Lock (11) b.Stoke Ferry
Jane Lock (9) b.Stoke Ferry

December 1852: Mill advertised to be let

White's 1854: John Lock, miller & baker

1856: John Lock, miller

August 1861: Mill advertised for sale to be removed
Census 1881: John Lock, innkeeper
Elizabeth Ann (also sometimes known as Peggy or Ann)
Peggy Lock
Charles Lock, innkeepers son.
John's wife Elizabeth Ann was also sometimes known as Peggy or Ann.

If you have any memories, anecdotes or photos please let us know and we may be able to use them to update the site. By all means telephone 07836 675369 or

Nat Grid Ref TF69950045
Top of Page

Copyright © Jonathan Neville 2010