Stoke Ferry Road


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

The Stoke Ferry Road mill at Wereham stood on the north side of the road to the southeast of the village. It has been assumed here that the mill was a postmill as most of the evidence points that way, however this is not proven.

The mill used patent sails to power two pairs of French burr stones and was turned to wind with a fantail.

Ipswich Journal - 1st December 1750
Ipswich Journal - 1st December 1750

13 July, 1782

All Persons indebted to the Estate and Effects of Richard Bull, late of Wereham in the county of Norfolk, Miller & Baker, are desired to pay their respective Debts to Ann Bull of Wereham aforesaid, his Widow and Executrix, within one Month from the Date hereof, otherwise they will be sued for the same without further Notice; And all Persons who have any Demands on the said Estate & Effects are desired forthwith to send an Account thereof to the said Ann Bull, that they may be discharged.
Norfolk Chronicle - 13th & 20th July 1782

Norwich Consistory Court. 1784
Dated 22 June 1782
Proved 13 June 1784
Executrix:- Wife Ann Bull
All that my windmill with the Going Geers and Appurtenances thereto belonging situate and being in Wereham ... my Herediments, Lands and premises and all my Estate and Interest to my dear Wife Ann ...
Will of Richard Bull

All persons indebted to William Bull of Wereham in the county of Norfolk, Miller, are desired within one month from the date hereof to pay their respective debts to Mr. Robert Thorrold of Boughton, Mr. Joseph Bull of Fincham or Mr. Houchen of Wereham, who are empowered to give proper discharge for the same, otherwise actions at law will be commenced for the recovery thereof.

Date. 5 May 1794
Norfolk Chronicle - 10th May 1794

Tithe map 1841 - as redrawn by Harry Apling
Tithe map 1841 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1841
Owner: Robert Oldman
Occupier: do

No. 280

House & mill


..0a. 1r. 30p.
42a. 3r. 19p.

Tithe -

£7. 18. 11 to E. R. Pratt
£4. 11.. 1 to J. Wright

On the 5th inst., aged 80, Elizabeth, - widow of the late Mr. John Oldman, miller, of Wereham.
Bury & Norwich Post - 14th March 1849

To be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Casebow & Son at the Crown Inn at Stoke Ferry on Thursday 14 June 1860 at 3 o'c in lots
Lot 2.
All that Brick and Tiled Dwelling House and very substantiially-built Four-sail Mill (Patent Sails & Fantail) containing two pair of capital French grinding stones and dressing apparatus complete with Garden, convenient Yard and Outbuildings and a piece of superior Pasture Land adjoining, abutting north and west upon land of the late Mr. R. Oldman, south on the turnpike road and east upon property of Mr. J. Fryer. Containing 1a. 0r. 6p. more or less.
The above Premises are in a most excellent state of repair and for many years past the late proprietor carried on a very extensive trade thereon as a miller.
Apply to Mr. R. Carer, Boughton, Mr. Bell, Solr. or the Auctioneers, Downham Market.
Norfolk Chronicle - 19th & 26th May, 2nd & 9th June & Norfolk News - 26th May 1860

To Millers
WANTED, a good MAN
Apply to E. Barkham, Wereham, Stoke Ferry.
Lynn Advertiser - 20th January 1866

WANTED, a married man as MILLER & BAKER. Must be a good tradesman. Cottage found.
Apply to E. Barkham, Wereham, Stoke Ferry.
Lynn Advertiser - 15th June 1867

Alleged Fraud by a Bankrupt
At the Swaffham Petty Sessions, on Monday, before ...
Edmund Barkham of Wereham, Merchant, now a bankrupt ...
Lynn Advertiser - 14th March 1874

Edmund Barkham of Wereham, miller and merchant surrendered on bail charged under the act for the abolition of imprisonment for debt and the punishment of fraudulent debtors etc. with unlawfully removing his goods with intent to defraud his creditors ...
Lynn Advertiser - 21st March 1874

Sale of Granaries and Business Premises late in the occupation of Edmund Barkham ...
Lynn Advertiser - 3rd October 1874

1750: Joseph Ransome, tenant miller

December 1750: Mill & bake office advertised for sale or let

Summer 1782
: Richard Bull, miller, died

1794: William Bull, miller

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

Poll Book 1802: William Bull, miller

Index of Wills 1815: John Oldman, miller

O.S. map 1824: Windmill

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

1833: William Eastall, miller

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

White's 1836: Robert Oldman, corn miller

Tithe Award 1841: Robert Oldman, owner & occupier

White's 1845: Robert Oldman, corn miller

1846: Robert Oldman, miller

5th March 1849: Elizabeth Oldman, widow of John Oldman, died aged 80

1850: Robert Oldman, miller

1853: Robert Oldman, miller

White's 1854: Robert Oldman, corn miller

1858: Robert Oldman, miller

May 1860: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1863: Edward Barkham, miller

White's 1864: Edward Barkham, corn miller

1865: Edward Barkham, miller

1866: Edmund Barkham, miller

1867: Edmund Barkham, miller

1868: Edmund Barkham, miller

1872: Edmund Barkham, miller

1874: Edmund Barkham, miller, fraudulently bankrupt

October 1874: Granaries & business premises advertised for sale

1878: Frederick Winfield, miller & merchant

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