Gt. Yarmouth North Denes
postmill
No. 1


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North Denes post mill No. 1 was the second most northern mill on the Denes. The mill ran a single pair of five foot French burr stones and two flour mills.
The mill was owned by Yarmouth Corporation and leased out to millers.

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

W. BOYCE
Signatory to Notice re SACK ASSOCIATION

Norfolk Chronicle - 7th & 21st May 1791

To be Sold by Auction By William Seaman At the White Horse, Great Yarmouth On Monday 30 April instant between the hours of 3 and 4 o'c The Following Premises in Yarmouth
A Capital HORSE MILL situate in Mr. Boulter the Bakers row, with a pair of Stones for splitting Peas and Beans and making Oatmeal, a large Kiln, spacious Granary, a good Stable and other conveniences.
Also a Tenement adjoining the Mill.
The above premises were late in the occupation of Mr. Simon Woodcock Boyce and are very complete, desirably situated for business and in good repair and the purchaser may have possession of them at Midsummer next.

Norfolk Chronicle - 21st April 1798


It is not known if Simon Boyce was at the Denes mill at the time of the above two newspaper notices.

Whereas I, SIMONDS WOODCOCK BOYCE of Great Yarmouth in the county of Norfolk, Miller, having on Sunday the 13th day of November last publickly declared at different houses in Gorleston that I had criminal conversation with Robina, the wife of Jonathan DABNAHAM of Gorleston, Yeoman and having otherwise defamed the said Robina DABNAHAM, do hereby acknowledge the same was a false and scandalous report and raised by me without any provocation or foundation whatever and I do therefore thus publickly retract the same and beg the said Mrs. DABNAHAM's pardon. As witness my hand this 24th Day of January 1804,
Witness
S. W. BOYCE
NATH. WEST .
  R. CORY, jun
Norfolk Chronicle - 7th & 21st May 1791

To be Sold by Private Contract
The large and excellent POST WIND-MILL (the northward most but one) and the small dwelling house near, situate on Yarmouth Denes, with all the going geers and utensils.
The mill has good pair of 5 feet stones and two excellent flour mills and is in good repair, full trade, stands well for the wind and is well calculated for the flour trade
.
Immediate possession may be had.
Apply to Mr. Bell, Attorney.

Norfolk Chronicle - 19th & 26th October 1805


To be Sold by Private Contract
An excellent POST WINDMILL with the Round House, a Cottage and Outbuildings, situate on Yarmouth Denes, together with the Ground on which the same are erected, with one pair of five feet French Stones, also two Flour Mills and all the other going geers and appurtenances thereunto belonging, late in the occupation of Mr. R. H. DAWSON and of which immediate possession may be had.
The premises are leasehold of the Corporation of Yarmouth for a terms of 45 years of which 34 are unexpired on the 29th September last and are subject to a yearly rent of £1. 1s. to the said Corporation.
Apply to Mr. Spelman, Grocer, Yarmouth.

Norfolk Chronicle - 21st March & 4th April 1807

To be Sold by Private Contract With immediate possession
A Capital Post Wind Mill with one pair of French stones, two flour mills and Round House capable of containing a large quantity of Corn together with a Cottage and granary, two-stalled
Stable, Chaise house and other outbuildings, brick and tiled.
The above premises are in excellent repair and may be viewed by applying to Mr. Thomas Hook, the proprietor, George Street, Yarmouth.

Norfolk Chronicle - 26th December 1812


To be Sold by Auction
By Mr. Seaman On Saturday 10th April next At the Kings Head in the Market Place, Great Yarmouth at 12 o'c
A Capital POST WINDMILL with one pair of French stones, two flour mills and roundhouse capable of containing a large quantity of corn. Together with a Cottage, granary, two-stalled stable, chaise house and other outbuildings, brick and tile.

Immediate possession may be had.
The above premises are in excellent repair and may be viewed by applying to Mr. Thomas Hook, the proprietor, further particulars ...

Norfolk Chronicle - 27th March & 3rd April 1813


POOR RATE 1810
North Wards
1st Quarter from Easter 1810, 3 months at 1s, 2d. in the £ per month. Made 3 July 1810.
Tenant: Hook, Thomas

Rents

3 months

Mill
Stock (25)
Poor Rate

£12
1. 5s.
£2. 6. 4½

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HOOK'S BANKRUPTCY
All persons who stand indebted to the Estate of Thos. Hook of Great Yarmouth in the county of Norfolk, Miller and Flour Merchant, a Bankrupt, of Great Yarmouth aforesaid, Miller ...

Norfolk Chronicle - 26th August 1815


Commission of Bankruptcy is awarded and issued forth against THOMAS HOOK of Great Yarmouth, Miller and Flour Merchant
and he being declared a Bankrupt ...
to surrender 28 July next ...

Norfolk Chronicle - 15th & 22nd July 1815



Faden's map 1797
Faden's map 1797
No 1 mill second from the top of the rectangle
Mills within rectangle shown on map:
1. - North Denes
3B - North Mill
4A - Market Mill
6A - Regent Road
7A - Chapel Denes
8. - Jetty
9. - South Denes


1770: Mill built for William Harley who leased it - probably for 25 years to 1795-96 at a ground rent of 17s. 6d.

1796: Mill leased out for 45 years to 1841 at a ground rent of £1. 1s.

? : T. Harley, tenant miller

? : T. Simpson, tenant miller

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

1804: Simonds Woodcock Boyce, tenant miller

c.1805: J. Draper, tenant miller

c.1805: ? Lendon, tenant miller

October 1805: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

1807: R. H. Dawson, tenant miller

March 1807: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

Poor Rate 1810: Thomas Hook, tenant miller

1812: Thomas Hook, tenant miller

December 1812: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

1813: Thomas Hook, tenant miller

April 1813: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1815: Thomas Hook, tenant miller

1815; Thomas Hook, miller & flour merchant, bankrupt

c.1815: Richard Hammond, tenant miller

Mill later replaced by a smockmill


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