Gt. Yarmouth South Middle Denes towermill
No. 6D


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c.1860
c.1860

Yarmouth South Middle Denes mill no. 6d was a nine storey towermill built to replace an earlier postmill_no._6C, one of several that had been on the site since at least the 1500s. The mill stood between what later became Regent Road and Albion Road but had the address of Regent Road and was one of the tallest in the county. and had patent double shuttered sails that powered 3 pairs of stones. The Norfolk boat shaped cap had a petticoat and a fantail. A stage was set around the fourth floor.


The mill used double shuttered patent sails to power 3 pairs of stones, 2 flour mills and 2 jumpers. One pair of stones was known to be 4 ft. 6 ins and another pair was known to be 4 ft. 8 ins. The sails also powered 2 granite edge runner stones. The Norfolk boat shaped cap had a petticoat and a fantail. A stage was set around the fourth floor.


In 1836 the mill was producing 80 quarters per week
80 quarters = 8 lasts = 160 coomb sacks
This equated to 53 coombs per pair of stones

By 1848, production had dropped to
70 quarters per week
70 quarters = 7 lasts = 140 coomb sacks
This equated to 46 coombs per pair of stones


POOR RATE 1830
South Ward & Mids.

1st Quarter. 3 months at 1s. 2d. per month.
Made 11 May 1830
Occupier: SLIPPER, John
Rents
Dwelling House
Mill
Stock
TOTAL
£6
£22
£2. 10s.
£30. 10s.
 
3 months Poor Rate
£5. 6. 9

To Millers
To be SOLD
A Capital TOWER WIND-MILL with Patent Sails, nine stories high, driving three pair of Stones, two Flour Mills and Jumpers, built only seven years, with Man's Cottage, Stables and Warehouse.
Also a Genteel Dwelling house fit for a Family, situated on Yarmouth Denes.
Apply to Mr. John Slipper, the Proprietor, as he intends declining the Milling Business. No Letter will be attended to.

Norfolk Chronicle - 14th & 21st July 1832


POOR RATE 1835
South Ward & Mids.

3rd Rate from Lady Day 1835
Made 3 July 1810 at 1s. 2d. per month
Occupier: SLIPPER, John
Rents
Mill Denes
Dwelling House
Flour Shop
Stock (£50 @ 5%)
TOTAL
£22
£4
£2
£2. 10s
£30. 10s.
 
Rate (@ 3s. 6d. in the pound)
£5. 6. 9

To be Sold
A Tower Windmill nine stories high, patent sails, driving three pair of stones, flour mill and jumpers, capable of manufacturing 80 quarters per week, and has been built within the last twelve years.
Also a Genteel residence, a cottage, warehouse, stable, etc., situate in Great Yarmouth, in the occupation of the Proprietor, Mr. John Slipper, who is desirous of declining the Milling business.

Norfolk Chronicle - 17th December 1836

To be Sold
A Tower Windmill nine stories high, patent sails, driving three pair of stones, flour mill and jumpers, capable of manufacturing 80 quarters per week, and has been built within the last twelve years.
Also a Genteel residence, a cottage, warehouse, stable, etc., situate in Great Yarmouth, in the occupation of the Proprietor, Mr. John Slipper, who is desirous of declining the Milling business.

Personal applications only will be attended to.
Norfolk Chronicle - 24th December 1836

Yarmouth, 26 May 1840
To Millers & Capitalists
To be Sold or Let
A TOWER WINDMILL situate on the Denes, Great Yarmouth, where an excellent business has been carried on for many years; she is nine stories high, drives three pairs of stones, with flour mill and jumper. An excellent Dwelling house with Garden, Cottage for a Man, Stables, Warehouse, Cart sheds etc. The Purchaser may be accommodated with two thirds of the amount of the sale at four per cent.
Enquire of the Proprietor of the Mill or at Mr. Jno. Fenn's Market Place.

Norfolk Chronicle - 30th May & 13th June 1840


To Millers
To be Sold by Private Contract.
A very capital well built BRICK TOWER WINDMILL situate upon the DENES at YARMOUTH.
good Dwelling House and necessary Outbuildings.
Nine stories high, driving three pair of stones, flour mill, jumpers etc. with all the going gear complete and will manufacture 70 quarters per week, together with an excellent Dwelling house, Miller's cottage, stable, warehouse, garden, and yards; being a most desirable occupation for any man desirous of commencing business.
If requires two-thirds of the Purchase Money may remain on Mortgage.
Apply to Mr. Sloman, Printer and Bookseller, Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette - 21st & 28th October 1848

To Millers
To be Let with possession at Michaelmas next.
A Capital BRICK TOWER WINDMILL, good Dwelling House and necessary Outbuildings.
The Mill stands close by the Sea in a populous town, drives three pairs of Stones, two Flour Mills and Jumpers complete.
Apply to Mr. E Slipper, High Mill, Southtown, Great Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle - 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th September & 2nd October 1858

YARMOUTH
Windmill & Dwelling House
To Let with possession at Michaelmas next an excellent TOWER WINDMILL, comfortable Residence, Garden and Pightle in a good district having a good trade attached within reach of Yarmouth Market.
Apply CLOWES & FLOWERDEW, Auctioneers & Valuers & Land Agents, Bank Chambers, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 29th September & 6th October 1860


POOR RATE 1860
Regent Ward

3rd Quarter
Made 2 November 1860 at 1s. 2d.
Occupier: GAMBLING, H. H.
Owner: SLIPPER , John
No. 177
Mill & Yard
Gross Estimated Rental
Rateable Value
Regent Street
£45
£36
 
Rate @ 1s. 2d. in the pound
£2. 2s.

To be Let With possession on 11 October next
The Mill and Premises known as "Slipper's Mill" situate on the North Denes, Regent Road, Great Yarmouth and comprising lofty brick-built tower Windmill, with patent sails and having nine floors and driving three pairs of stones and two flour mills and other requisite gear, all in good repair and fair working order, with stable, outhouses, yard and small cottage adjoining. Also a convenient and substantial Dwelling house with offices and garden adjoining the above.
Apply H. Gambling, Esq. Steam Mills, Yarmouth or Mr. T. A. Slipper, Ashby, Lowestoft.
Norfolk Chronicle - 12th & 19th July 1862

Preliminary Notice . . . Yarmouth
WOOLVERTON & GEORGE are instructed to Sell by Auction at the Star Hotel, Great Yarmouth on Wednesday 23 July 1879 at 3 for 4 o'c
. . . Potter Heigham
. .. . Burgh St. Margaret
GREAT YARMOUTH
A capital BRICK TOWER WINDMILL with the Mill Yard in the occupation of William SEXTON, lately deceased and a substantial DWELLING HOUSE and COTTAGE, with Stables, Granary, Cart lodge and other Buildings and Ground with BUILDING SITES, situate on the Denes, near the Regent Road.
Further particulars in future papers and of Messrs. HOTSON & PAGE, Solrs. Long Stratton, Norfolk or of the Auctioneers, 8 Regent Street, Great Yarmouth.

Norfolk Chronicle - 14th June & 5th July 1879


WOOLVERTON & GEORGE are instructed to Sell by Auction at the Star Hotel, Great Yarmouth on Wednesday next at 4 pm.
NORFOLK . . . YARMOUTH
In GREAT YARMOUTH
The property comprised in the following Lots 6 & 7 being all Freehold (except Two Pieces of Ground north and west thereof, which are Leasehold for Seventy five years from Michaelmas 1859 from the Corporation of Great Yarmouth) consisting of a capital Brick Tower WINDMILL with Mill Yard, in the occupation of William SEXTON, lately deceased . . . (and two dwelling houses) . . .
if the entirety be not Sold in One Lot, the same will immediately be put up in the two Lots following, viz:-
Lot 6. DWELLING HOUSE on Albion Road . . .
Tenure. Part of this Lot is Leasehold of the Corporation of Great Yarmouth for 75 years from Michaelmas 1859 and the residue thereof is Freehold.
The Purchaser of Lot 6 is to erect a 9 inch wall 8 feet high dividing this Lot from Lot 7, which wall is to be the Property of the Purchaser of Lot 6.
Corporation Rent for Leasehold part £3.
Lot 7. The capital Brick Tower WINDMILL to the East of Lot 6 with the Mill Yard in the occupation of William SEXTON, lately deceased and substantial DWELLING HOUSE, Stable with Loft over, Cart Lodge and other Buildings and a Piece of valuable Ground.
Corporation Rent Charge for part of this Lot £3. 3s. 0d.
Further particulars of Messrs. HOTSON & PAGE, Solrs. Long Stratton, Norfolk or the Auctioneers, 8 Regent, Great Yarmouth and at their Stock Marts, Acle and Reedham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 19th July 1879


Jas. Last's mill stood upon north of Albion Road next the Catholic Schools. Robert Freestone in 1867 was agent here for H. H. Gambling the miller.
H. B. Johnstone, Local Wind -Mills, Mercury - January 1928

In 1882 the surrounding ground had been built on by the Roman Catholic School and shortly after the mill was demolished to enlarge the school playground
Rye N.B. Mill had been demolished by May 1881

On Wednesday next
COBHOLM ISLAND, GREAT YARMOUTH
Messrs. Spelman have received instructions from Mr. J. J. Isaac to Sell by Auction on Wednesday June 1, 1881 on the Brickyard near the Green Cap Mill, Cobbholm, the
MILL MACHINERY
and Gear removed from Slipper's Mill, Albion Road, Great Yarmouth, recently pulled down, comprising three Pairs of Mill Stones, 4 ft. 6 in, & 4 ft. 8 in., two granite edge runners, live curb well & traveling gear, head & spur wheels, clams, sails, Iron wind shafting with bearings complete; upright shafting, winding & hoisting gear and then residue of the internal mill fittings; also DEAL SAW FRAME & ENGINE, a 209 horse power CORNISH BOILER and numerous other Effects.
Sale to commence at 12 o'c precisely.
Particulars of Messrs. Spelman, Norwich & Yarmouth

Norfolk Chronicle - 28th May 1881


Another road commencing at Theatre Gate runs to the south of Regent Road and was called East Hill Road, but now forms a junction with Albion Road. At the end of Regent Road there stood a mill and miller's house. The former was removed and . . .
The Perlustration of Great Yarmouth, Chas. John Palmer - 1875


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

c.1824: Mill built to replace earlier postmill no. 6C

1825: John Slipper, miller

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

Poor Rate 1830: John Slipper, miller

Cary's map 1832: Windmill

1832: John Slipper, miller

July 1832: Mill advertised for sale

Poor Rate 1835: John Slipper, miller

1836: John Slipper, miller

December 1836: Mill advertised for sale

O.S. map 1837: Windmill

May 1840: Mill advertised for sale or let

1842: James Last, miller

1845: James Last, miller

1846: James Last, miller

October 1848: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

1854: John Parker, miller

Laing's map 1855: Windmill

1856: John Parker, miller

September 1858: Mill advertised to be let

September 1860: Mill advertised to be let

Poor Rate 1860: H. H. Gambling, miller; Owner: John Slipper

1862: H. H. Gambling, miller

July 1862: Mill advertised to be let

1867: Robert Freestone, agent for H. H. Gambling, miller

June 1879: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1879: William Sexton, miller, died

June 1879: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1881: Mill dismantled


May 1881: Mill machinery advertised for sale by auction



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