Gt. Yarmouth Southtown
Halfway House
towermill


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Gt Yarmouth Southtown's Halfway House mill had a 4 storey tower. In 1812, the mill was powered by 8 yards of common sails but these were later changed to two pairs of double shuttered patent sails driving two pairs of French burr stones, a flour mill and a rolling screen. A Norfolk boat shaped cap held an 8 bladed fan. The mill stood to the east of the junction of Southtown Road and Beccles Road.


By 1845 a flour shop was trading from the mill site and by 1878 the mill had auxiliary steam power.


South Town near Great Yarmouth
To be Sold by Auction By Henry Austin
On Wednesday 18 March instant upon the premises at 3 o'c
A New built TOWER WINDMILL with two pair of French stones, flour mill and rolling screen, which draws eight yards of sail, winds herself and gets off well.
Also a Dwelling House, Yard and Garden and conveniences adjoining the Mill all now in the occupation of John George, the proprietor.
The mill stands well for wind and is now in full trade.
The premises are freehold and very moderately assessed to the land tax.
Apply to the said John George or to Mr. Jas. Sayers, attorney at law, Great Yarmouth.

Norfolk Chronicle - 7th March 1812

Tithe map 1843
Map redrawn by Harry Apling - 1977

Tithe Award 1849
Map Pratt & Son, Surveyors, Norwich & Richard Barnes, Surveyor, Lowestoft, 1843
Owner: William Cooper
Occupiers: Thomas Cooper

No. 258

Mill & Yard

Pasture

0a. 0r. 32p.

Nil


SOUTHTOWN near YARMOUTH
To be Sold by Auction by Mr. B. Rix on Wednesday 29 October 1845 at 6 o'c at the Star Inn, Great Yarmouth.
A substantial Brick built FREEHOLD TOWER WINDMILL with four floors, winding apparatus and patent sails, driving twopairs of French burr stones, Flour Mill and going Gears complete; also a Flour shop and Stables and Cart shed with a piece of Garden Ground, walled in and having a considerable frontage on the Turnpike Road.
This Property is now in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Cooper and is exceedingly well situated for Busioness in a populous neighbourhood.
Particulars on application to Messrs. Tolver & Preston, Solrs. or at Mr. B Rix's Office Great Yarmouth.

Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette - 18th & 25th October 1845

Parishes of Gorleston with the Hamlet of Southtown in the Counties of Norfolk & Suffolk.
POOR RATE, 1870
Made 11 May 1870 at 4d. in the £.
Occupier: Beevor, William
Owner: ............do

Mill, shop & premises, High Road


House, Westbourne Terrace


Gross Estimated Rental
Rateable Value
Poor Rate at 4d.

Gross Estimated Rental
Rateable Value
Poor Rate.

£50
£33
000.11s.

£18
£12
000. 4s.


PRELIMINARY NOTICE
SOUTHTOWN & GREAT YARMOUTH
Messrs. Spelman have received instructions from the Trustees under the Will of Mr. William Beevor, deceased, to Sell by Auction on Thursday May 23, 1878 at 6 for 7 o'c at the Star Hotel, Great Yarmouth, the following valuable Freehold PROPERTY:-
Flour Mill with wind & steam power, Business Premises & Dwelling house at Southtown; Dwelling House, 3 Westbourne Terrace, Southtown; House & Shop in Middlegate Street, Great Yarmouth, Baker's Shop & Premises and three Cottages in Great Yarmouth.
Particulars of Mr. Z. Rayson, Solr. Great Yarmouth and of Messrs. Spelman, Auctioneers & Estate Agents at Norwich and Great Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle - 11th May 1878

ON THURSDAY NEXT
SOUTHTOWN & GREAT YARMOUTH
IMPORTANT TO MILLERS & OTHERS
Messrs. Spelman have received instructions from the Trustees under the Will of Mr. William Beevor, deceased, to Sell by Auction on Thursday May 23, 1878 at 6 for 7 o'c at the Star Hotel, Great Yarmouth, the following valuable Freehold Properties.
lot 1.
The old established Freehold BUSINESS PREMISES situate near the Guardian Angel at Southtown, cosisting of a FLOUR MILL comprising a Brick tower WINDMILL with auxiliary steam power, Flour Store, Warehouse, recently erected Freehold Shop, convenient Dwelling house, Stable & Yard in the occupation of Mr. T. M. Beevor, who gives possession at Lady day next.
Lots 2 & 3. . . .
Lot 4.
Freehold BAKE OFFICE & House in Row 125, King Street, occupied by Mr. C. Allman.
Particulars of Mr. Z. Rayson, Solr. Great Yarmouth and of Messrs. Spelman, Auctioneers & Estate Agents, Norwich and Great Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle - 18th May 1878

. . .mill in Southtown was Beevor's, Cooper's and lastly Shulver's tower mill which occupied the site at the rear of the Post Office, Beccles Road. . . . old mill opposite the Greyhound.
H. B. Johnson, Local Windmills, Mercury - January 1928

1812: John George, miller

March 1812: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1830: Thomas Cooper, miller

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

1836: Thomas Cooper, miller

1839: Thomas Cooper, miller

1840: Thomas Cooper, miller

Tithe map 1843: Windmill

1845: Thomas Cooper, miller

October 1845: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Tithe Award 1849: Windmill

1850: Thomas Cooper, miller

1853: Thomas Cooper, miller

1854: Thomas Cooper, miller

Index of Wills 1855: Thomas Cooper, miller

1856: Henry Cooper, miller

1858: Henry Cooper, miller

1863: Henry Cooper, miller

1864: Henry Cooper, miller

1865: Henry Cooper, miller

1868: Arthur George Beevor & Thomas William Beevor, millers

1875: Arthur George Beevor & Thomas William Beevor, millers

1878: Arthur George Beevor & Thomas William Beevor, millers

1869: Arthur George Beevor & Thomas William Beevor, millers

1878: William Beevor died

May 1878: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1883: Jonathan Wright Shulver, miller

1883: Jonathan Wright Shulver, miller

c.1888: Mill ceased working



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