Gt. Yarmouth Denes
Jetty smockmill
No. 8

 

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Gt Yarmouth Jetty mill was a 10 sided 4 storey smock mill. In 1768, it was recorded as being 26 feet from corner to corner at the base and 41 feet to the curb. The common sails had 10 yards of cloth and powered 2 pairs of French burr stones and 2 flour mills. One pair of stones was 5 ft. and the other pair 4 ft. 10 ins.
By 1814, the common sails had been replaced by patent sails.

In 1779, the statistics were recorded as:
25 feet at the base and 42 feet to the curb.
A stage 9 feet high and 9 feet wide, enclosed all round.
2 pairs of 4 ft. 10 ins. French burr stones and 3 flour mills.
A horse mill 31 ft. by 19 ft.
Running with common sails
Annual rent 17s. 6d.

In 1815 the mill's capacity was:
7 lasts of corn per week
7 lasts = 140 coomb sacks
Running with patent sails
70 coombs per pair of stones, per week
Annual rent £73. 10s.

YARMOUTH ROADS
Whereas a wooden Tower Windmill is intended to be shortly erected on Yarmouth Denes about 300 Yards South East of the Southernmost of the four Mills now standing on the Denes and the said Southernmost Mill serving as a Landmark for Fishing boats and other small Vessels coming into and going out of Yarmouth Roads. This public Notice is thought fit to be given previous to the Erection of the said Tower Mill in order to prevent any Mistakes by seamen coming in or going out of the said Roads.
Norwich Mercury - 13th April 1765

To be SOLD by AUCTION on Monday 4 April next at 3 o'c in the afternoon at the Half Moon in Great Yarmouth.
The new built SMOCK WINDMILL for grinding CORN and Flour dressing situate on Yarmouth Denes, of ten sides, twenty six Feet from Corner to Corner, forty one Feet from the Ground to the Kirble, drawing ten Yards of Cloth and having two pairs of French Stones, one Pair four Feet ten Inches in Diameter and the other five Feet and two full sized Boulting Mills. There is a large Room below, the first Floor for grinding Flour dressing; two Meal bins and two Rubble bins on the second Floor; and two Corn bins on the Upper Floor; with two jogging Screens and all useful Utensils. This is allowed to be the best Machine of the Kind in Norfolk.
For further particulars apply to Mr. Bell, Attorney at Yarmouth.
Norwich Mercury - 26th March & 2nd April 1768

WANTED, a MILLER to work a large Windmill that dress Flour. One that is a Master of his Business and can bring a Character for Honesty and Sobriety and is active and industrious, will meet with suitable Encouragement by applying to Mr. John Withers at North_Walsham_Mills or Edward Hovell at the Southernmost Windmill on Yarmouth Denes.
N.B. No others need apply.
Also wanted, a Loader that can tend a mill occasionally.
Norwich Mercury - 10th September 1768

To be SOLD by AUCTION
On Wednesday 25 August Instant at the Ship Tavern in Great Yarmouth between the hours of 12 and 1.
All that Tower WIND-MILL being 25 feet diameter, 42 Feet high to the kirbell, a Stageon 9 Feet high, 9 Feet wide enclosed all round, with two Pair of French stones 4 Feet 10 Ins. diameter and three Flour Mills. Also a Horse Flour Mill 31 Feet by 19 and a Chamber over the same. Likewise a Stable and Stack Yard.
The above Premises adjoin each other and are standing on the Denes of Great Yarmouth aforesaid and are now in the Occupation of Mr. John Withers, Flour Merchant and are held by Lease from the Corporation of Yarmouth for a Term of which 46 years will be unexpired at Michaelmas next, at the annual rent of 17s. 6d.
N.B. On the Sale of the Mill a Dividend will be made to the Creditors of the said Mr. Wither by applying to Roger Kerrison, Esq. or Messrs. Hudson & Hatfield, Bankers in Norwich and producing an Affidavit in writing sworn before a Justice of the Peace or a Person authorized to take Affidavits in some Court of Law or Equity, ascertaining the Quantum of their respective Debts.
Norfolk Chronicle - 7th, 14th & 21st August 1779

Richard Allen
Signatory to Notice re SACK ASSOCIATION.
Norfolk Chronicle - 7th &14th May 1791

POOR RATE 1810
South Ward
s
1st Quarter from Easter 1810, 3 months at 1s. 2d. in the £ per month. Made 3 July 1810.
Landlord: ALLEN R.
Occupier: ALLEN, Richard
Rents
Dwelling house
Mill
do
Yard
Granary
Stock (£100)
TOTAL
£12
£20. (Ward 2, Jetty).
£14. (Ward 1. South Denes)
1.
8.
5.
£60
 
3 months Poor Rate
£10. 10s.

To be Sold by Auction By WM. HAZARD On Saturday 3 December next at the Black Lion Tavern, Queen Street, Great Yarmouth at 12 o'c (Unless previously disposed of by Private Contract of which timely notice will be given)
A Capital TOWER WINDMILL now in full trade, with a neat Dwelling house, granaries, cart house, chaise house, stabling for 8 horses, straw house, a large yard and garden, situate on Yarmouth Denes, lately in the occupation of Mr. Richard Allen deceased and now of Mr. Joseph Harley (who is under an agreement to quit on six months' notice) at the yearly rent of £73. 10s.
The premises are leasehold of the Corporation for a term of which 10 years are unexpired, at the low rent of 17s. 6d. and are in excellent repair.
The Mill is capable of manufacturing seven lasts of corn per week, is furnished with Patent Sails, two pairs of French stones, two flour mills and a cylinder.
Apply to Mr. R. Cory, Solr. Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle - 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th November 1814

To be Sold by Auction
By Order of the Assignees of Thomas Bishop, a Bankrupt
On Wednesday 7 June next 1815 at 4 o'c At the Black Lion Tavern, Queen Street, Great Yarmouth.
A Capital TOWER WINDMILL now in full trade, with a neat dwelling house, granaries, cart house, chaise house, stabling for eight horses, straw house, a large yard and garden, situate on the Denes, formerly in the occupation of Mr. Richard Allen deceased and now of Widow Harley (under an agreement to quit on 6x months notice) at the yearly rent of £73. 10s. The premises are leasehold of
the Corporation of Great Yarmouth for a term of which nine years are unexpired at a ground rent of seventeen shillings and six pence. The Mill and buildings are all in good repair and the mill is capable of manufacturing seven lasts of corn per week, is furnished with patent sails, two pairs of French stones, two flour mills and a cylinder.
Apply to Mr. Daniel Mooring, Mr. George Erring ton and Mr. Richard Losable, the Assignees and Mr. James Sawyers, Solr. all of Great Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle - 27th May & 3rd June 1815


Notice re Partnership
John Waters & Samuel Waters, South Town, Yarmouth, Millers & Corn Merchants, dissolved by mutual consent.
All debts due or owing received and paid by John Waters. Mr. James Hovell or Mr. Samuel Tolver, Great Yarmouth.
September 16, 1816
Norfolk Chronicle - 21st September 1816

To be Peremptorily Sold by Auction By William Hazard
At the Black Lion Tavern, Great Yarmouth on Monday 21 October instant at 12 o'c
(by order of the major part of the Commissioners named in a Commission of Bankrupt against Thomas Bishop on the application of the Mortgagees)
A Capital TOWER WINDMILL now in full trade, with a neat dwelling house, granaries, cart house, chaise house, stabling for eight horses, straw house, a large yard and garden, situate on Yarmouth Denes, formerly in the occupation of Richard Allen deceased, now of J. & S. Waters.
T
he mill is capable of manufacturing seven lasts of corn per week and is furnished with patent sails, two pairs of French stones, two flour mills and a cylinder.
Further particulars by applying to Mr. James Sayers, Solr. Great Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle - 5th, 12th & 19th October 1816


POOR RATE 1820
South Ward
s & Midds
3rd Rate from Lady 1820 at 1s. 8d. per month.
Made 19 October 1820
Tenant: BULLENT
Rents
Mill
Stock (£25 @ 5%)
TOTAL
£14
£1. 5s.
£15. 5s.
 
Rate (@ 5s. in the pound)
£3. 16. 3

Notice re Creditors of
Richard Allen, formerly of Great Yarmouth, Miller
(who died in November 1811)
Norfolk Chronicle - 27th November 1830

1765: Mill built for Philip Robkins, miller, who leased the mill for 60 years a ground rent of 17s. 6d.

March 1768: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1779: John Withers, miller - deed of assignment (formerly at Dilham watermill)

August 1779: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1791: Richard Allen, miller

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

Poll Book 1806: Richard Allen, miller

Poor Rate 1810: Leaseholder: R. Allen; Occupier: Richard Allen, miller - also at South Denes towermill no.9

1811: Richard Allen, miller, died

1814: Joseph Harley, miller

November 1814: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1815: Mrs. Harley (widow), miller

1815: Thomas Bishop, miller, bankrupt

May 1815: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1816: John & Samuel Waters, millers

September 1816: Partnership of John & Samuel Waters dissolved

October 1816: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Poor Rate 1820: ? Bullent, tenant miller

c.1825: Mill taken down to be replaced by a towermill



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