Gt. Yarmouth South Denes
towermill No. 9


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South Denes towermill had a white painted tower and was probably built with common sails, although these had been changed to patent sails with a fantail by 1811. The mill used two pairs of 4ft. 6 ins. stones, a flour mill and a cylinder rolling screen.

POOR RATE 1810
South Wards

1st Quarter from Easter 1810, 3 months at 1s. 2d. in the £ per month. Made 3 July 1810.
Landlord: ALLEN, R. (leaseholder)
Occupier: ALLEN, Richard
Rents.
Dwelling house
Mill
Mill
Yard
Granary
Stock (£100)
Total

£12.
£20.
£14.
1.
8.
5.
£60


(Ward 2. Jetty Mill
(Ward 1. South Mill
 
3 months Poor Rate

£10. 10s.


To Millers
To be Sold by Auction by WM. SEAMAN
On Tuesday 12 February 1811 at 3 o'c
At the Kings Head Inn, Market Place, Great Yarmouth
That most convenient WINDMILL called the South Mill with a White Brick Tower, situate on Yarmouth Denes near the Naval Hospital, with the Machinery that winds her and strikes her own cloth, two pair of 4 ft. 6 ins. very superior French Burr Stones, a Flour Mill and Cylinder Rolling Screen that feeds both pair of stones and all other going gear in complete repair; also the extensive warehouses that will contain 500 sacks of flour, the new built Cottage and Outhouses adjoining and the Garden well planted, the whole enclosed within a brick wall.
Possession may be had on Lady Day next.
Apply to Mr. Richard ALLEN, merchant, the proprietor or to the Auctioneer, King Street, Great Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle - 28th January & 9th February 1811


To Millers
To be Sold by Auction by WM. SEAMAN At the Star Tavern, Quay, Great Yarmouth
On Wednesday 19 April 1815 at 3 o'c
All that most convenient WIND MILL called the South Mill, with a white brick tower, situate on Yarmouth Denes, near the Naval Hospital, with the machinery that winds her, that strikes her own cloth, two pair of 4 ft. 6 ins. very superior French burr stones, a flour mill and cylinder rolling screen that feeds both pair of stones and all other going gear in complete repair.
Also those extensive warehouses capable of containing 500 sacks of flour, with the stable and hayhouse adjoining.
Also that new built Cottage and offices adjoining the garden.
The whole are enclosed with a Brick wall.
The above will be positively sold in consequence of an intended dissolution of partnership immediately to take place.
Apply to Mr. REYNOLDS, Solr. Yarmouth or to the Auctioneer.
Norfolk Chronicle - 8th & 15th April 1815

POOR RATE 1820
South Wards
& Midds.
3rd Rate from Lady 1820 1s. 8d. per month
Made 19 October 1820
Tenant: DENT, Aron
Rents.
Mill
Stock (£25 @ 5%)
Total

£12.
£1. 5s.
£13. 5s.


 
Rate (@ 5s. in the pound)

£3. 6. 3


To be Sold or Let
A Substantial TOWER WIND-MILL on the South Denes, Yarmouth, containing two pair of stones, flour mill etc. with extensive granaries, stable, outhouses, dwelling house and garden.
Enquire of Mr. CROWTHER or Mr. G. HARLEY of Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle - 28th July 1821

POOR RATE 1824/25
South Ward

4th Rate from Lady 1824
Made 14 January 1825 at 3s. in the Pound.
Occupier: COLE, Anthony
Rent
Mill
Stock (£25 @ 5%)
TOTAL

£12.
1. 5s.
£13. 5s.

 
 
Rate - 3 months at 1s. per month

£1. 19. 9


POOR RATE 1830
South Wards & Midds.
1st Quarter, 3 months at 1s. 2d. per month.
Made 11 May1830
Occupier: COLE, Anthony
Rents
Dwelling house & mill
Stock
Total

£12.
1. 5s.
£13. 5s.

 
 
3 months Poor Rate

£2. 6. 4½


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


POOR RATE 1835
South Ward
& Midds.
3rd Rate from Lady Day 1835
Made 10 November 1835 at 1s. 2d. per month
Occupier: COLE, Anthony - also towermill no. 5a
Rents
Mill Denes
Stock (£25 @ 5%)
TOTAL

£14
1. 5s.
£15. 5s.

 
 
Rate at 3s. 6d. in the pound

£2. 13. 4½


POOR RATE 1845
Nelson Ward

3rd Quarter (Michaelmas - Christmas)
Occupier: COLE. Anthony
Owner: SKINNER, Thomas
No. 103
House & mill
South Denes
Estimated Rental
Rateable Value

 

£50
£40


 
Rate @ 1s. 4d. in the Pound

£2. 13. 4.


POOR RATE 1850
Nelson Ward

Made 28 June 1850
Occupier: BARTRUM, John
Owner: SKINNER, James
No. 98
House & Mill
South Denes
Gross Estimated Rental
Rateable Value

 

£30
£24


 
Rate @ 1s. 2d. in the Pound

£1. 8s.


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

. . . ceased to operate as a mill c.1855 . . .
Rye

'About 150 yards to the south west of the southward most cote' a piece of the town's waste was granted by the corporation in 1779 to John Palmer, who erected a wind-mill thereon, which in 1783 he sold to David SIMPSON. This mill, subsequently known as "SKINNER'S" is now pulled down and the site converted in stables entered from the Victoria Road.
The Perlustration of Great Yarmouth, Charles John Palmer - 1875

The ninth mill upon the Front was Anthony Cole's mill off Victoria Road.
Local Wind-Mills, H. B. Johnson, Mercury- January 1928

Leaseholders according to Rye:
John Palmer, 1779
D. Simpson
Richard Allen, died November 1811
Crowther & Harley, 1821
T. Skinner
James Skinner
John Skinner

1779: Mill built for John Palmer

Faden's map 1797: Windmill

Poll Book 1806: Richard Allen, miller

Poor Rate 1810: Richard Allen, landlord & occupier, miller - also at Jetty smockmill

January 1811: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1811: Richard Allen died

April 1815: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Poor Rate 1820. Aron Dent, tenant miller

1822: Anthony Cole, miller,
Beach

Poor Rate 1824: Anthony Cole, occupier & miller

1825: Anthony Cole, miller

July 1821: Mill advertised fro sale or let

Poor Rate 1830: Anthony Cole, occupier & miller

Cary's map 1832: Windmill

Poor Rate 1835: Anthony Cole, occupier & miller - also towermill 5a

1836: Anthony Cole, miller

O.S. map 1837: Windmill

1839: Anthony Cole, miller

1840: Anthony Cole, miller

Poor Rate 1845: Owner: Thomas Skinner; Occupier: Anthony Cole, miller

1845: Anthony Cole, miller, South Mill

Poor Rate 1850: Owner: James Skinner; Occupier: John Bartrum, miller

1850: John Parker Bartrum, miller, South Mill, Victoria Road

1854: James Rouse, miller

Laing's map 1855: Windmill


c.1855: Mill ceased working and dismantled


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