Gt. Yarmouth Denes
Jetty smockmill
No. 8A

 

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c.1850
c.1850

Gt Yarmouth Jetty tower mill was built with 6 floors with a 7th floor having been added by 1838. The mill had a Norfolk boat shaped cap and 4 double shuttered sails, each with 9 bays of 3 shutters that powered 3 pairs of French burr stones a dressing machine, a flour mill and a jumper. A stage was set around the 4th floor.
By 1864 a steam engine and mill driving two pairs of French burr stones had been installed on the site to increase capacity.

When dismantled in 1881 -
The windmill had an iron wind shaft, an iron upright shaft and 3 pairs of French burr stones, spindles and nuts
and one extra pair stones.

The steam mill contained a 12 h.p. vertical steam engine, a 16ft. 6in. x 5ft. Cornish Boiler with a 2ft. 9in. flue and a 6 h.p. vertical steam boiler and 2 pairs of French burr stones, spindles and nuts,

The caption on the above photo appears to read:
Papworth's Mill and Fishing Boat Public Harbour (off York Road) New Parade in Yarmouth
(site of Future Standard Hotel)


Rye considered this to be the last mill working on the Denes.

CAPITAL TOWER WINDMILL
To be Sold by Auction by WM. BUTCHER at the Bear Inn, near the Bridge, Great Yarmouth on Wednesday March 11 1829 at 12 o'c
A Superior Brick TOWER WINDMILL with Patent Sails, built in the most substantial manner, containing six floors, drives three pair of French stones, flour mill and machine, granary with two floors, good Dwelling house, Cottage, three-stall stable, cart house, piggery and two yards well enclosed.
The above property is situate on Yarmouth Denes and has been built about four years. Mr. Morley on the Premises will shew the Estate.
Apply to Mr. Wm. Butcher, Auctioneer & Land Agent, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 21st February 1829

Sale postponed
from Wednesday 11 March to Wednesday 18 March.
Norfolk Chronicle - 28th February, 7th & 14th March 1829

Notice re Bankruptcy of
John Morley of Great Yarmouth, Miller, Dealer & Chapman
Norfolk Chronicle - 28th February 1829

To be Let with Immediate Possession. For 1, 3 or 5 years.
A Brick TOWER WINDMILL with patent sails and three pair of stones., Also a Dwelling house, Cottage and Granary adorning the same.
The above property is situate on Yarmouth Denes and in complete repair.
Apply to Mr. Butcher, Auctioneer, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 28th March & 1st April 1829

To be Sold by Auction by John Sharpe
At the White Swan Inn, St. Peters, Norwich On Tuesday 30 June instant at 2 o'c
A Capital Brick TOWER WINDMILL situate on the Denes, Great Yarmouth withy a Dwelling house and other premises adjoining, late in the occupation of Mr. John MORLEY.
Leasehold of the Corporation of Yarmouth.
Apply to Messrs. SEWELL, BLAKE, KEITH & BLAKE, Solrs. Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 20th June 1829

To be Sold by Auction by John Sharpe at the Star Inn, Great Yarmouth on Thursday 2 July next at 10 o'c
By Order of the Commissioners in a Commission of Bankruptcy against JOHN MORLEY.
A Superior Brick TOWER WINDMILL with Patent Sails, built in the most substantial manner, containing six floors, a Granary with two floors, a good Dwelling house, Cottage, three-stalled Stable, Cart house, Piggery and two yards well enclosed.
The above property is situate on Yarmouth Denes and has been built only about four years.
It is Leasehold of the Corporation of Yarmouth for a term of 21 years which commenced on the 29th day of September 1825 and was late in the occupation of Mr. John MORLEY, the Bankrupt.
Annual Ground rent to the Corporation £5. 5s.
Apply to Messrs. SEWELL, BLAKE, KEITH & BLAKE, Solrs. Norwich; of Mr. Wm BUTCHER, Land Surveyor, Norwich, Norwich; & at the Place of Sale.
Norfolk Chronicle - 27th June 1829

It is possible that William Butcher, auctioneer & land surveyor, bought the mill at the auction as he became the next leaseholder. Interestingly, he was not the auctioneer on that occasion.

POOR RATE 1830
North Ward
s & Midds.
1st Quarter. 3 months at 1s. 2d. per month.
Made 11 May
Occupiers: E. & B. Foreman
Rents
Dwelling house
Granary
Stock
Flour shop
£12
2.
1. 5s.
6.

)
)
) £21. 5s.
)

 
3 months Poor Rate
£3. 14. 4½

Notice re Bankruptcy of
John Morley of Great Yarmouth, Miller, Dealer & Chapman
Norfolk Chronicle - 19th June 1830

POOR RATE 1830
3rd Quarter. 3 months at 1s. per month. Made 2 November 1830.
Occupiers: E. & B. Foreman
Rents
Mill
Granary
Stock
TOTAL
£12
2.
1. 5s.
£15. 5s.
 
3 months Poor Rate
£ 2. 5. 9

POOR RATE 1835
North Ward

3rd Rate from Lady Day 1835
Made 10 November 1835 at 1s. 2d. per month
Occupiers: FOREMAN, Emmanuel& Benjamin
Rents
Flour Shop, Quay
Stock (£25 @ 5%)
TOTAL
£6
£10 5s.
£7. 5s.
 
Rate at 3s. 6d. in the pound
£1. 5. 4½

POOR RATE 1835
South Wards & Mids

3rd Rate from Lady Day 1835
Made 10 November 1835 at 1s. 2d. per month
Occupiers: FOREMAN, Emmanuel& Benjamin
Rents
Dwelling House, Denes
Mill
Stock (£25 @ 5%)
TOTAL
£4
£20
£1. 5s.
£25. 5s.
 
Rate at 3s. 6d. in the pound
£4. 8. 4½

Freehold Tower Windmill, Residence, Granaries etc. at Great Yarmouth.
Mr. Butcher will sell by Auction at the Bowling Green Hotel, Norwich, on 26 May, 1838.
A Brick Tower Windmill, with seven floors, excellent granaries and outbuildings, Genteel Residence and Cottage, pleasantly situated on the Denes, near the jetty, Great Yarmouth, now in the occupation of Mr. Benjamin Foreman, under a Lease which will expire at Midsummer 1839. For particulars apply auctioneer, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 21st April 1838

Freehold Mill at Great Yarmouth
To be SOLD VERY CHEAP
Mr. BUTCHER will sell by Private Treaty.
A Superior TOWER WINDMILL, with seven floors, a comfortable Dwelling house and Cottage, pleasantly situate near the Jetty, Great Yarmouth and now in the occupation of Mr. FOREMAN. This Lot will be Sold to Pay a Good Rate of Interest.
Norfolk Chronicle - 12th May 1838

POOR RATE 1845
Regent Ward


3rd Quarter (Michaelmas - Christmas)
No. 151
Occupier: FOREMAN, Benjamin
Owner: Himself
House, Cottage, Mill, Offices & Yard
Denes
Estimated Rental
Rateable Value


£70
£56.
 
Rate at 1s. 4d. in the Pound
£3. 14. 8

POOR RATE 1850
Regent Ward


Made 28 June 1850
No. 180
Occupier: FOREMAN, Benjamin Mrs.
Owner: Herself
House, Mill, Cottage, Stable & Flour Shop, Denes
Gross Estimated Rental
Rateable Value

£70
£56.
 
Rate at 1s. 2d. in the Pound
£3. 5. 4d
No. 181
Occupier: FOREMAN, Benjamin Mrs.
Owner: Herself
Flour Shop,
Quay
Gross Estimated Rental
Rateable Value


£20
£16
 
Rate at 1s. 2d. in the Pound
... . 18. 8d

To be Sold or Let for a Term of Years
A Capital TOWER WINDMILL in complete repair, driving three pair of French Stones, with Dressing Machine, Flour Mill, Jumper, Sack tackle, Warehouse and Dwelling house attached.
Also with or without a Retail Flour & Corn Shop with Granaries, where a first rate retail trade has been carried on for many years.
Immediate possession may be had if required.
Apply to Mr. Wm. BIRD, Corn factor, Great Yarmouth or to Mr. E. FOREMAN, Miller, Pakefield.
Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette - 12th October 1850

POOR RATE 1860
No. 256
Occupier: SEXTON, William
Owner: FOREMAN'S EXECUTORS
House, Mill & Shops, St George's Road
Gross Estimated Rental
Rateable Value

£70
£56.
 
Rate at 1s. 2d. in the Pound
£3. 5. 4

Situations Vacant
WANTED, a Practical MILLER, one preferred who understands working a Steam Engine.
Apply to Mr. William Sexton, Miller, Yarmouth.
Norfolk News - 1st October 1864

Situations Vacant
WANTED, a JOURNEYMAN MILLER, a middle aged man and a good Stoneman.
Enquire of William Sexton, Counting House, bottom of Broad Row, Great Yarmouth.
Norfolk News - 9th December 1865

Situations Vacant
WANTED, a practical MILLER.
Enquire of William Sexton, Counting House, Opposite Broad Row, Yarmouth.
Norfolk News - 12th May 1866

Great Yarmouth
To be Sold or Let
A TOWER WINDMILL with three pairs of French Stones and a STEAM MILL with two pairs of French Stones and all going gear complete. Large House with Flour Shop and Stables. Also two Flour Shops in the town doing a large retail trade. A Large Corn Trade. Present owner declining business having been in it many years. The Mills are situated on the Denes near Old Jetty, Yarmouth.
Inquire at the Mills.
Norfolk News - 3rd October 1868

re William SEXTON deceased
Claims against the Estate of William SEXTON, late of Great Yarmouth, Miller, deceased to Mr. Charles DIVER, Solr. 23 King Street, Great Yarmouth.
18 April 1879
Norfolk Chronicle - 26th April 1879

Preliminary Notice
Of the Sale of a capital Mill in full going order, with Yard and Premises attached, Two Dwelling houses and Two Shops, each having extensive Frontages to one of the best roads in YARMOUTH.
WOOLVERTON & GEORGE will sell by Auction at the Star Hotel, the above very valuable PROPERTY situate on the St. Georges Road, lately belonging to Mr. William SEXTON, deceased.
Date and further particulars will be advertised next week and may be had of the Auctioneers and of Mr. Charles DIVER, Solr. Great Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle - 11th & 18th October 1879

Important Sale of Mill and other Property at Yarmouth
WOOLVERTON & GEORGE will Sell by Auction at the Star Hotel, Great Yarmouth on Wednesday November 5, 1879 at 7 pm. in one Lot
The following very valuable PROPERTY lately belonging to Mr. William SEXTON, deceased, situated on St. Georges Road in the best part of Yarmouth, comprising the "JETTY MILLS", one worked by wind being a brick Tower Mill driving three pairs of stones and the other worked by steam driving two pairs of stones, Engine room, nearly new Boiler, Shaft, Yard and all necessary Premises, Cart lodge, Sack room, Granary, 3-stalled Stable, Room in which is Oven, formerly used as a Bakers Shop and DWELLING HOUSE occupied by Mr. Charles PAPWORTH, whose tenancy expires at Michaelmas next, at an annual rent of £60. TWO SHOPS occupied by Mr. James JOHNSON and his under-tenant at an annual aggregate rental of £13. DWELLING HOUSE occupied by Mrs. SEXTON.
The Auctioneers beg to call attention to the above Sale. It is a very valuable property as at present occupied and having an area of 5400 superficial feet and abutting on three good roads, it is a fine opportunity to purchase for Building purposes.
Particulars of Mr. Charles DIVER, Solr. Yarmouth and of the Auctioneers where a plan of the Property may be seen.
Norfolk Chronicle - 25th October & 1st November 1879

1870
1870
The caption on the above photo reads:
The Sailors' Home (pictured in 1870) is now the Maritime Museum for East Anglia. The building appears to have changed very little since then. But gone is the windmill seen in the old picture and of course there is No Parking . . . even for goat carts.

To be Sold by Auction Early in January 1881
All the GOING GEAR of a STEAM & WIND CORN MILL at GREAT YARMOUTH now being taken down, comprising 12 horse power Engine and Cornish Boiler, nearly new, Iron Wind & Upright Shafts, 5 pairs French Stones with all the necessary Wheels, Spindles, Chains etc.
Further particulars in future papers.
Norfolk Chronicle - 18th December 1880

To Smiths, Millwrights, Engineers & Others
ST GEORGES ROAD GREAT YARMOUTH
Messrs. SPELMAN have received instructions to Sell by Auction on Wednesday January 19, 1881 the MACHINERY & WOODWORK of the STEAM & WIND MILL known as "Sexton's Mill", St. Georges Road, Great Yarmouth (the Mill being now pulled down) comprising a Vertical Steam Engine 12 horse power, an excellent Cornish Boiler 16 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. with 2 ft. 9 in. flue; a 6 horse power Vertical Steam Boiler, iron wind shaft, iron upright shaft, 5 pair French burr stones, one extra pair stones, 5 mill stone spindles and nuts, large spin wheel, bevel head wheel, flour machine, 3 sets of sack tackle and chain, a gun metal force pump with 2 ft. barrel in good order, iron shafting 2 feet diameter; 2 drums, large iron bevel wheel, iron pan, 9 stone of mill bills, a quantity of leather belting, scales and weights, lead pump, sack barrows, measures, sieves, about 400 sacks, old brass, the cap of the mill, wind gear, curbing and iron work, the wood beams used in the interior of the Mill and sundry wood, all of which may be viewed on the Morning of the Sale as lotted out.
Sale to commence at 12 o'c at noon.
Further particulars of Messrs. SPELMAN, Auctioneers & Estate Agents at Norwich & Great Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle - 15th January 1881

On Wednesday next
To Millwrights, Machinists & Others
St. Georges Road, Great Yarmouth
Messrs. SPELMAN beg to announce that the Sale of Mill MACHINERY, Boilers, Engine and other Effects which were advertised for Sale on the 19th January and Postponed in consequence of the severity of the weather, is fixed for WESNESDAY NEXT, February 2, 1881 at 12 o'c precisely.
Further particulars may be had at the Offices of Messrs. SPELMAN, Norwich & Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle - 29th January 1881

Street map drawn by Harry Apling
Street map drawn by Harry Apling
Left of the map faces north

Papworth's mill (formerly William Sexton's & Foreman's) stood opposite St. John's Church until 1881 upon a site now occupied by the Central Boarding House and shops upon St. George's Road.
H. B. Johnson, Local Windmills, Mercury - January 1928

Leaseholders according to Rye
John Morley, bankrupt
William Butcher, 1829-1839
William Foreman
William Sexton
F. Carpenter

c.1825: Mill built to replace the former smockmill

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

1829: John Morley, miller, bankrupt

February 1829: Mill advertised for sale by auction

March 1829: Mill advertised to be let

June 1829: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Poor Rate 1830: Benjamin & Emmanuel Foreman, millers

Cary's map 1832: Windmill

Poor Rate 1835: Benjamin & Emmanuel Foreman, millers

1836: Benjamin & Emmanuel Foreman, millers

O.S. map 1837: Windmill

April 1838: Mill advertised for sale by auction

May 1838: Mill advertised for sale by private treaty

1839: Benjamin Foreman, miller

1840: Benjamin Foreman, miller

Poor Rate 1845: Benjamin Foreman, miller, owner & occupier

Index of Wills 1850: Benjamin Foreman, miller

1850: Ann Elizabeth & William Foreman, mills

October 1850: Mill advertised to be sold or let

1853: William Sexton, miller - also Briningham postmills

1854: William Sexton, miller

Laing's map 1855: Windmill

1858: William Sexton, miller

Poor Rate 1860: Owners: Foreman's Executors; Occupier: William Sexton

1863: William Sexton, miller

1864: William Sexton, miller

1865: William Sexton, miller

1866: William Sexton, miller

1875: William Sexton, miller

1875: Charles Papworth: miller

1878: Charles Papworth: miller

1879: Charles Papworth: miller

c.1879: William Sexton died

October 1879: Mill advertised for sale by auction

October 1868: Mill advertised for sale or let

December 1880 - January 1881: Mill dismantled


January 1881: Mill machinery advertised for sale by auction



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