Tilney St. Lawrence
Mill Lane


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Tilney St. Lawrence Mill Lane postmill was a small mill that only used a single pair of stones and a dresser.

To Millers and others
To be Sold by Private Contract, a small POST MILL and 2 COTTAGES with good trade attached. Owner giving up through ill health.
Apply W. Esgate, jun Tilney.

Lynn Advertiser - 15th March 1873

To Millers. Wanted situation by respectable married man to take charge of a mill or to take retail cart and assist in mill. Well accustomed to trade.
Apply W. Esgate, Mill, Tilney St. Lawrence.

Lynn Advertiser - 2nd October 1886

Without Reserve
To Millers
To be Sold by Auction by Stephen Gregory
At the Globe Hotel, Kings Lynn on Tuesday June 7, 1892 at 3 for 4 o'c p.m. All that

Driving one pair of stones, dresser etc. together with the Dwelling House and Buildings used and occupied therewith, all Freehold and containing in the whole one rood (more or less) and situate in Mill Lane, Tilney St. Lawrence and late in the occupation of Mr. William Esgate.
Apply ... Mr. E. M. Beloe, Solr. Kings Lynn, Messrs. Jarvis & Son, Solrs. Kings Lynn or to the Auctioneer, Tilney All Saints, Kings Lynn & Whittlesey.
Tilney, 7 May 1892.

Lynn Advertiser - 28th May & 4th June 1892

White's 1883: John Esgate, farmer
White's 1883: William Esgate, farmer, agricultural machine owner & landowner

White's 1890: John Esgate, farmer

White's 1890: William Esgate, farmer & agricultural machine owner

Kelly's 1892: John Esgate, farmer & thrashing machine owner

Kelly's 1896: John Esgate, farmer & thrashing machine owner
Kelly's 1896: William Esgate, market gardener

Kelly's 1900: John Esgate, farmer & thrashing machine owner

Kelly's 1904: John Esgate, farmer & thrashing machine owner

Kelly's 1908: John Esgate, farmer

Unallocated miller:

White's 1845: John Edge, corn miller & baker

1600s: Dugdale Marshland - possible

1868: William Esgate, miller

March 1873: Mill advertise for sale by private contract due to ill health of William Esgate jnr., miller

Kelly's 1879: William Esgat, miller

White's 1883: John Esgate jun. corn miller

1886: William Esgate, miller

O.S. map 1891: Windmill

Kelly's 1892: William Esgate, miller (wind)

May 1892: Mill advertised for sale by auction

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