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North Walsham Norwich Road red brick tower mill stood just to the southwest of the town and the two railway stations. The 6 storey mill had patent sails and a fantail that powered 2 pairs of French burr stones 2 flour mills and a jumper.


To Millers and others
To be Sold or Let Either together or in Lots
A Capital Brick TOWER WINDMILL driving two pair of Stones, two flour mills and a jumper, with patent sails and every other requisite complete. Also a good Granary, and Dwelling House with about five and a half acres of superior land. The above Estate is situate at North Walsham, Norfolk and is now in the occupation of Mr. Dyball.
Apply to Mr. Durrant, Solr. Surrey Street, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 16th & 30th December 1826

Tithe map 1843 - redrawn by Harry Apling
Tithe map 1843 - redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1843
Map, James Wright, Land surveyor, Aylsham
Owner: Thomas Ewing
Occupier: do

No. 335

House, Mill buildings & yards

0a. 1r. 15p.

Nil


NORTH WALSHAM. To be sold by Private Contract or Let
With possession 11 October 1855
A Superior BRICK TOWER WINDMILL in North Walsham near the Norwich Road which winds herself and contains six floors, 2 pair of stones, 2 flour mills and jumper, with patent sails.
Also Dwelling House and three acres of arable land.
Apply to Wilkinson & Baker, Solrs. North Walsham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 29th September & 6th October 1855

Miscellaneous
To Millers
TO BE SOLD or LET, with Possession at Michaelmas next
A Powerful TOWER WINDMILL in Full Trade driving two pairs of stones and recently put in thorough repair, with a Dwelling house, Barn, Outbuildings and 3 Acres of Land adjoining, situate at North Walsham, now in the occupation of Mr. Durrell.
Apply to Mr. Baker, North Walsham.

Norfolk News - 25th July 1857

To Millers
To be Sold by Auction by William Pope
at the Kings Arms Inn, North Walsham, on Thursday September 24th at 6 o'c
A substantial BRICK TOWER WINDMILL in full trade,recently put in thorough repair, with a Dwelling House, Barn, and other Outbuildings and 3 acres Land adjoining, situate at North Walsham, now in the occupation of Mr. Joseph Durrell.
The principal part of the purchase money may remain on mortgage at 4%.
Possession at Michaelmas next.
Apply to Messrs. Wilkinson & Baker, Solrs. North Walsham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 12th September 1857

To be sold or let. With possession Michaelmas next.
A powerful TOWER WINDMILL in full trade driving two pairs of stones with a Dwelling House, Barn, Outbuildings and 3 acres of land adjoining situate at North Walsham now in the occupation of Mr. Durrell.
Apply to Mr. Baker, North Walsham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 26th September, 3rd October & 7th November 1857
Norfolk News - 26th September & 3rd October 1857

To be Let with Possession Immediately
A SUPERIOR BRICK TOWER WINDMILL in North Walsham near the Norwich Road which winds herself and contains 6 floors, 2 pairs of stones, 2 flour mills and jumper, with patent sails. Also a Dwelling House with Barn, Stable and other requisite outbuildings and 3 Acres of Land adjoining.
Apply to Mr. Baker, North Walsham.

Norfolk News - 24th April 1858

To Millers
TO BE LET
A Superior BRICK TOWER WINDMILL at North Walsham which winds herself and contains six floors, two pair of stones, two flour mills and jumper, and patent sails. Also Dwelling house, Barn, Stables and outbuildings and 3a. 1r. 20p. of Land late in the occupation of Mr. Durrell.
Apply to Mr. Baker, North Walsham.

Norfolk News - 16th October 1858

NORTH WALSHAM. To be Sold by Auction
by William Pope at the Kings Arms Inn in North Walsham on Friday 3 September 1858 at 4 o'c
By directions of the Trustees for Sale under the Will of the late R. Baker, Esq.

Lot 1.
A SUPERIOR BRICK TOWER WINDMILL in North Walsham near the Norwich road which winds herself and contains 6 floors, 2 pair of stones, 2 flour mills, jumper and patent sails, together with a comfortable Dwelling House, barn, stable, outbuildings and 3a. 0r. 0p. of Arable Land adjoining, late in the occupation of Mr. Joseph Durrell.
Immediate possessi
on may be had if required.
Copyhold of the Manor of North Walsham, Fine certain.
Apply to Wilkinson & Baker, Solrs. or the Auctioneer, North Walsham.

Norfolk Chronicle & Norfolk News - 21st & 28th August 1858

To Millers
To be Sold or Let at Michaelmas next
A Powerful TOWER WINDMILL driving two pairs of stones recently put into thorough repair, with a Dwelling House, Barn and Outbuildings and 3 acres Land adjoining situate at North Walsham.
Apply to Mr. Baker, North Walsham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 6th August 1859

To Millers
To be Sold or Let at Michaelmas next
A Powerful TOWER WINDMILL driving two pairs of Stones, recently put into thorough repair, with a Dwelling House, Barn, Outbuildings and 3 acres of Land adjoining situate at North Walsham, now in the occupation of Mr. William Burton.
Apply to Mr. Baker, North Walsham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 3rd August 1861

To Millers
To be SOLD or LET, with immediate possession, a powerfull Tower WINDMILL driving two pairs of Stones, recently put into thorough repair, with a Dwelling house, Barn,
Outbuildings and Three Acres of Land, situate at North Walsham, now in the occupation of Mr. William Burton.
Apply to Mr. Baker, North Walsham.

Norfolk News - 2nd November 1861

To Millers
To be SOLD or LET, with immediate possession, a Powerful TOWER WINDMILL driving two pairs of Stones with a Dwelling house, Barn,
Outbuildings and 3a. 1r. 20p. of Land, situate at North Walsham.
Apply to Mr. Baker, North Walsham.

Norfolk News - 13th September 1862

Miscellaneous
To Millwrights, Millers & others
To be Sold by Tender, the entire MACHINERY & FITTINGS etc. of a large Tower Windmill.
For particulars and cards to view apply to R. Cornish, Builder, North Walsham, to whom tenders are to be delivered on or before 14 July 1874.
The highest or any other Tender not necessarily accepted.

Norfolk Chronicle - 27th June 1874 & Norfolk News - 4th July 1874

O.S.map - redrawn by Harry Apling
O.S.map - redrawn by Harry Apling

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Poll Book 1799: John Durrant, miller

Poll Book 1802: John Durrant, miller

1804: John Durrant, miller

1826: ? Dyball, miller

December 1826: Mill advertised for sale or let

1830: Thomas Ewing, miller

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

White's 1836: Thomas Ewing, corn miller, Norwich road

O.S. map 1838: Windmill

1839: Thomas Ewing, miller

1840: Thomas Ewing, miller

Census 1841:
Thomas Ewing (50) miller
Mary Ann Ewing (35)
Sophia Love (25)
Mary Ann Olley (35)

Tithe Award 1842: Thomas Ewing, owner & occupier

White's 1845: Thomas Ewing, corn miller

1846: Thomas Ewing, miller

1850: Thomas Ewing, miller

1853: Thomas Ewing, miller

Kelly's 1854: Thomas Ewing, miller, New Road

September 1855: Mill advertised for sale by private contract or let

1856: Joseph John Durrell, miller

c.1857: Mill renovated

1857: Joseph John Durrell, miller

July 1857: Mill advertised for sale or let

12th September 1857: Mill advertised for sale by auction on 24th September

26th September 1857: Mill advertised for sale or let

c.1858: R. Baker, owner, died

1858: Joseph Durrell, miller, left the mill

August 1858: Mill advertised for sale by auction

August 1859: Mill advertised to be sold or let

Census 1861:
Edgar Charles Page (25) b.Ludham, miller
Elizabeth Page (30) b. N. Walsham
Albert Charles Page (7 or 2 mnths) b. N. Walsham

1861: William Burton, miller

August 1861: Mill advertised to be sold or let

White's 1864: Jonathan Youngman, corn miller

June 1874: Mill machinery advertised for sale by tender

April 1940: Mill demolished to make way for H.P. Smedley canning factory

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