North Field


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Wymondham North Field towermill was built on the site of an earlier postmill. The mill had a fantail and common sails set on a cast iron windshaft that powered a single pair of 4 ft. 6 ins. stones and a flour mill.

To be Sold by Auction By WM. BURT On Monday September 3, 1804 precisely at 4 o'c At the Kings Head, Wymondham in Norfolk.
All that substantial brick tower WIND-MILL which turns herself into the wind, pair of 4 feet 6 stones, flour mill and going geers, now in the occupation of Samuel Bransbury.
Likewise a neat brick and tiled Dwelling house, stable and cart lodge and one acre of Land.
The Mill and house were lately built and no pains or expence spared to make them convenient for business and accommodating a family. The situation is extremely good for business. Possession may be had immediately.
Apply to FOSTER, SON & UNTHANK or to the Auctioneer, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 26th August & 1st September 1804

Sale of land ...
Four inclosures of Land ... situate adjoining the North Field Mill ...

Norfolk Chronicle - 25th November 1815

Kirbell's Assignment
Creditors may receive dividend by applying to Mr. John Cann, of Wymondham, Miller.

Norfolk Chronicle - 12th December 1829

Notice re. Thomas Cann, jun. of Wymondham, Brickmaker, deceased
John Cann of the said parish, Miller, authorised by the Executors and Executrix to receive debts.

Norfolk Chronicle - 12th November 1831

WANTED, a respectable Married Man as Journeyman Miller; also a strong active Young Man as ASSISTANT.
Apply to John Cann, Wymondham
Norfolk News - 19th September 1857

To Millers
To be Sold (A BARGAIN)
Nearly all the entire MACHINERY & GOING GEARS of a TOWER WINDMILL comprising sails, 3 pairs of stones, spur wheel 8 feet diameter fine pitch, windshaft cast iron, winding tackle complete etc. etc. most of which are nearly new or equal thereto.
Apply to Mr. John Cann, Wymondham.

Norfolk Chronicle & Norfolk News - 18th September 1858

c.1804: Mill built

1804: Samuel Bransbury, miller

August 1804: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1808: Stephen Buttolph, miller

1818: Stephen Buttolph, miller

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

1829: John Cann, miller

Pigot's 1830:
John Cann, miller, North field

1831: John Cann, miller

O.S. map 1836: Windmill

1857: John Cann, miller

1858: Mill demolished as John Cann's smockmill was erected close by

September 1858: Mill machinery advertised for sale

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