Gt. Yarmouth North Denes
North towermill
No. 3B


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North Denes North tower mill no. 3B was built to replace postmill_no._3A that had in turn replaced the earlier trestle postmill_no._3. The mill was possibly working as early as 1673. By 1831 the mill was known as Youell's Mill but in its latter years it was know as Tooley's Mill and stood just to the north of Euston Road.
A bake office was also run on the premises.


The four storey mill used 4 double shuttered sails to run 2 pairs of 5 ft. French burr stones, 3 flour mills and a boulting screen. The Norfolk boat shaped cap held a 6 bladed fan.

NAVIGATION
Notice is hereby given
THAT there is now erecting on Yarmouth Denes, a new POST_WINDMILL situated about 300 Yards to the Northward of the Brick Tower Mill that is commonly called the North Mill, of which all Persons concerned are desired to take Notice.

Norfolk Chronicle - 9th & 16th June 1770 & Norwich Mercury - 9th June 1770

Yarmouth August 22, 1778
WANTED immediately a JOURNEYMAN who can have a good Character from his last Place; a Person who is properly qualified to undertake the Business carried on in a Windmill, may meet with constant Employ by applying to Thomas Woodcock on the Denes, Yarmouth.
N. B. An apprentice wanted. Enquire as above.

Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd & 29th August 1778


POOR RATE 1810
North Wards

1st Quarter from Easter 1810, 3 months at 1s. 2d. in the £ per month. Made 3 July 1810
Tenant: YOUELL, William
Rents.
Shop & dwelling house
Mill & dwelling house
Stock £75 @ 5%
TOTAL
£8.
16
3. 15s.
£26. 15s.
)
)
) £27. 15s.
)
3 months
Poor Rate

£4. 17. 1½


POOR RATE 1820
North Wards & Midds.

3rd Rate from Lady 1820
at 1s. 8d. per month
Made 19 October 1820
Tenant: YOUEL, William
Rents.
Shop etc.
Mill
Stock £75 @ 5%
TOTAL
£8
£15
£3. 15s.
£26. 15s.
Rates
(@5s in the pound)

£6. 13. 9


Desirable Situation for Business Great Yarmouth To be Sold or Let
All that good and substantial well built brick TOWER WINDMILL with large roundhouse which will contain 50 lasts of wheat, well situated on Yarmouth Denes, with two pair of 5 feet stones, three flour mills rolling screen etc.; this Mill is in a complete state of repair and capable of doing much business.
Also a capital Dwelling house in George Street . . . to which may be added a shop with large warehouses adjoining in which a very considerable Trade has been carried on in flour, corn, seeds etc. for many years by the present Proprietors. Also a Baking Office with large oven well adapted for ship bread baking. These Premises form all together the first situation in Yarmouth for Trade, there being good dry cellars under the house and shop renders them well adapted for any business where room is required and are so convenient that they may be occupied together or easily separated.
If Sold a considerable part of the Purchase Money may remain on security of the Premises which are all Freehold.
For particulars and to view apply to Mr. Wm. Youell, Merchant, Yarmouth, letters post paid.

Norfolk Chronicle - 2nd & 16th June 1821

To Flour Merchants, Corn Chandlers etc.
Eligible Property To be Sold by Auction By John Thurtell
At the Bear Inn, Great Yarmouth On Thursday September 30, 1824 in Lots at 12 o'c
Lot 1.
A Good Substantial and well built BRICK TOWER WINDMILL with Patent Sails (nearly new) large bricked roundhouse, two pair of French stones, flour mills etc. capable of doing much business being well situated on Yarmouth Denes.
Lot 2.
Dwelling House and warehouse where a Retail Corn, Flour and Seed Trade has been carried on by the present Proprietor for upwards of thirty years.
Lots 3 & 4 . . .
Lot 5.
Baking office with a good five bushel oven employed in the ship bread baking etc. N. B. This lot can communicate with Lot 2.
The above old established Premises are very desirable being all Freehold and from the contiguity of the last lots are well adapted for a Manufactory or any Trade where much room is required.
Part of the purchase money may remain on security and for particulars and to view the Lots apply to Mr. Wm. Youell, Merchant, the proprietor, who is declining the above Trade.

Norfolk Chronicle - 11th, 18th & 25th September 1824

POOR RATE 1824/25
North Ward

4th Rate from Lady 1824
at 3s. in the Pound
Made 14 January 1825
Tenant: YOUELL, William
Rents.
Shop etc.
Mill
Granary
Stock (£75 @ 5%)
TOTAL
£8
£15
£4
£3. 15s.
£30. 15s.
Rate -
3 months at 1s. per month

£4. 12. 3


re Act for establishing an uniformity of Weights & Measures (1825)
(5th Geo. 5th
(error for 4th) c.74) as from 1 January 1826
Corn Bushell Old Measure
2150.42
cubic ins.

New Measure
2218.192
cubic ins.

Difference
67.772
cubic ins.
1 quart more
Norfolk Chronicle - 3rd December 1825

We the undersigned Merchants & Millers do hereby give notice that on and from the first day of January next all Corn taken in by us will be by the new Imperial Bushel as by Law established.
. . . Thomas Poolly . . .

Norfolk Chronicle - 24th December 1825

Norfolk Chronicle - 6th & 13th May 1826
Norfolk Chronicle - 6th & 13th May 1826

POOR RATE 1830

1st Quarter. 3 months at 1s. 2d. per month
Made 11 May 1830
Occupier: COLE, Anthony North Mill  
Rents
Mill
Stock
TOTAL
£14.
£2. 10s.
£16. 10s.
 
3 months Poor Rate

£2. 17. 9


POOR RATE 1830

3rd Quarter. 3 months at 1s. per month
Made 2 November 1830
Occupier: COLE, Anthony    
Rents
Dwelling house & mill (No. 9)
Stock
North Mill (No. 3B)
Stock
TOTAL

£14.
1. 5s.
14.
2. 10s.
£31. 15s.

 
3 months Poor Rate

£4. 15. 3


POOR RATE 1835
North Ward

3rd Rate from Lady Day 1835
Made 10 November 1835 At 1s. 2d. per month
Occupier: TOOLEY, Robert    
Rents
Dwelling house, Wrestlers Plain
Mill
Stock (£25 @ 5%)
TOTAL

£4
£12
£1. 5s.
£17. 5s.

 
Rate (at 3s. 6d. in the pound)

£3. -. 4½


To Millers & others
By Mr. THURTELL
At the Bear Inn, Southtown, Great Yarmouth, on Wednesday 24 September instant at 12 o'c noon
(Under an Extent issued against THOS. POOLLY and directed to the Sheriff of Norfolk)
A Very Substantial Brick TOWER WINDMILL in good repair, driving two pair of French Stones and containing four Floors and a Flour Mill, together with all her going Geer and Machinery (including patent Sails) and having a very extensive Round House. This property is Freehold and situate on Yarmouth Denes. It stands well for Trade. The Fixtures are to be taken at a Valuation and immediate possession may be had.
Apply to Messrs. TAYLOR & HALES, Orford Hill, Norwich or to the Auctioneer, Regent Street, Yarmouth who will shew the Premises.

Norfolk Chronicle - 13th September 1828

To be SOLD by Private Contract
A Very Substantial Brick TOWER WINDMILL with her going geers and machinery, in good repair, including patent sails and a very extensive round house, situate upon the Denes at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk.
The above Mill is in substantial repair, drives two pair of French Stones and contains four floors and a flour mill.
The property is Freehold and immediate possession may be had.
Apply to Messrs. TOLVER & PRESTON, Solrs. or to Mr. THURTELL, Auctioneer, Great Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle - 11th October 1828

POOR RATE 1830

3rd Quarter. 3 months at 1s. per month
Made 2 November 1830
Occupier: COLE, Anthony
Rents
Dwelling house & mill (No. 9)
Stock
North Mill (No. 3b)
Stock
TOTAL

£14.
1. 5s.
14.
2. 15s.
£31. 15s.

 
3 months Poor Rate

£4. 15. 3


To MILLERS, MERCHANTS and OTHERS
To be SOLD by AUCTION by PETTINGILL
At the STAR INN, GREAT YARMOUTH
On Wednesday, the 29th December 1841 At SIX o'clock in the Evening
In One Lot,
A CAPITAL Freehold Brick-Tower WINDMILL of Five Floors;
WITH patent Sails, two pair of French Stones, two Flour Mills, Jumper, Granaries, Warehouses, Stable, Gig House, Cart Lodge, Workman's Cottage, etc. severally in the occupation of Mr. Robert Tooley: and a Capital and Desirable FREEHOLD Dwelling House attached, comprising three parlours, kitchen, wash-house, four bed rooms, convenient offices, and a large Garden with iron pallisades in front, in the occupation of Mr. James Stagg.
The Premises are long established, excellently arranged for business and are inclosed by substantial brick walls.
Early possession may be had, as Mr. Tooley and Mr. Stagg are yearly Tenants only.
For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer or to Messrs. Worship & Son, Solicitors, Yarmouth.
Unknown newspaper - 1841

POOR RATE 1845
North Ward

4th Quarter (Christmas 1845 - Ladyday 1846)
No. 453 Occupier: TOOLEY, Robert
Owner: Himself
   
Rents
Mill, cottage & stable
Denes
Estimated Rental
Estimated Value



£45
£36

 
Rate at 1s. 4d. in the pound

£2.8s.


POOR RATE 1850
North Ward


Made 28 June 1850
No. 428 Occupier: TOOLEY, Robert
Owner: Himself
   
Rents
Mill, Cottage & Stable
Denes
Gross Estimated Rental
Estimated Value



£45
£36

 
Rate at 1s. 2d. in the Pound

£2. 2s.

No. 429 Occupier: TOOLEY, Robert
Owner: Himself
House & Shop
Wrestlers Plain
Gross Estimated Rental
Rateable Value


£18
£14. 10s.
 
Rate at 1s. 2d. in the pound
16s. 11d..

POOR RATE 1860
St. Nicholas Ward

3rd Quarter
Made 2 November 1860 at 1s. 2d.
No. 56 Occupier: TOOLEY, William
Owner: Himself
   
House & Shop, Church Plain
Gross Estimated Rental
Rateable Value


£25
£20

 
Rate at 1s. 2d. in the pound

£1. 3. 4

No. 57 Occupier: TOOLEY, William
Owner: Himself
House, Mill, Stable etc. Nelson Road
Gross Estimated Rental
Rateable Value

£40
£32
 
Rate at 1s. 2d. in the pound
£1. 17. 4

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

A plan of the town by R. K. Dawson shows Youell's Mill in North or St. Nicholas Ward.
Survey of Great. Yarmouth, S. A. Rumball - 1831


This mill . . . eventually passing to the Railway Company who levelled the site c.1880.
Rye

W. J. Tooley's mill was near Northumberland Place on St. Nicholas Road.
J. W. P., Yarmouth Windmills, Mercury

Further south (from No. 2) stood TOOLEY's (late BEVERLEY's) mill upon the site of the Beach Station yard, north of Euston Road.
H. B. Johnson, Local Wind-Mills, Mercury - January 1928

To many local readers TOOLEY's Tower (brick) mill on the site of Beach Station (M. & G.N. Railway) of more recent years would be more familiar.
TOOLEY'S POST MILL, Mercury

North of Euston Road and south of SKINNER's mill.
Philip Unwin

Kelly's 1879: Robert Tooley, Market Gate house, & plumber, Market gates
Kelly's 1879: Robert Dent Tooley, corn chandler, 17 Northgate street & Market gates


1770: Mill working

Bowle's map 1775: Windmill

c.1777: Mrs. Woodcock, freeholder miller

1778: Thomas Woodcock, freeholder miller

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

1810: William Youell, tenant miller (title back to 1673) - was freeholder

1820: William Youell, tenant miller

June 1821: Mill advertised for sale or let

1822: William Youell, freeholder miller

September 1824: Mill complex freehold including bake office advertised for sale by auction

Poor Rate January 1825: William Youell, miller

1825: Thomas Poolly, miller

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

1826: Robert Brownfield, miller

May 1826: Mill advertised for sale by auction or private contract

September 1828: Mill freehold advertised for sale by auction due to insolvency of Thomas Poolly

October 1828: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

Poor Rate 1830: Anthony Cole, occupier & miller

Cary's map 1832: Windmill

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

1835: Robert Tooley, freeholder miller

1836: Robert Tooley, freeholder miller

O.S. map 1837: Windmill

1839: Robert Tooley, freeholder miller

1840: Robert Tooley, freeholder miller

December 1841: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1845: Robert Tooley, freeholder miller

1850: Robert Tooley, freeholder miller

1853: Robert Tooley, miller

1854: Robert Tooley, miller

Laing's map 1855: Windmill

1856: Elizabeth Tooley, miller

1858: Elizabeth Tooley, miller

1860: William Tooley, freeholder miller

1863: William & Robert Tooley, millers

1864: William & Robert Tooley, millers

1865: William Dent Tooley, miller

1875: William Dent Tooley, miller

Kelly's 1879: William Dent Tooley, corn chandler, Church plain; & miller, North quay

c.1880: Mill demolished to make way for
Great Yarmouth & Stalham Railway Co.'s station


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