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Mill and house c.1900
Mill and house c.1900

Reedham tower windmill in Mill Road was a substantial 6 storey mill. In 1815, the patent sails were powering 2 pairs of French burr stones and by 1834 this had been increased to three pairs of stones along with 2 flour mills and a jumper. Auxiliary power was being supplied via a steam engine by 1862.


Notice re
Charles Layton of Reedham, Miller and Merchant
Deed of Assignment

Norfolk Chronicle - 4th February 1815


To be Sold by Auction At the Swan Inn, Loddon On Monday 13th March 1815 at 11 o'c
Unless previously disposed of by Private Contract
Lot 1. A MESSUAGE & TOWER WINDMILL with the necessary stables, outhouses and Land containing altogether about 3 roods and 20 perches, situate at Reedham in Norfolk and now in the occupation of Mr. Charles Layton, Miller.

The Buildings are very substantial and in excellent repair being nearly new. The Mill contains two pair of French stones and the necessary going gears.
The situation is a most desirable one for a miller, it being at short distances from Yarmouth, Norwich, Beccles and Bungay and having a communication with Reedham Staith, from which there is a navigable river to the above places. The Mill is particularly well situated for the wind.
Part of the purchase money may remain on mortgage of the several Lots.
Apply to Mr. Worship, Solr. Great Yarmouth.

Norfolk Chronicle - 25th February, 4th & 11th March 1815


To be Sold by Auction At the Swan Inn, Loddon On Monday 13 March.
Lot 1. A messuage and Tower Windmill with stables and outhouses, situate at Reedham, in Norfolk, and now in the occupation of Mr. Charles Layton, Miller.

The Buildings are substantial and nearly new. The Mill contains two pair of French stones and all necessary gears.
Ipswich Journal - 25th February 1815


MR. LAYTON'S CREDITORS
The Creditors of Mr. CHARLES LAYTON of Reedham, Norfolk, Miller and Merchant, may receive a first and final dividend by applying at the offices of Mr. Worship of Greater Yarmouth, Solicitor.
March 22, 1817.
Norfolk Chronicle - 29th March 1817


To be Let With Possession at Michaelmas next
A Capital MESSUAGE & TOWER WINDMILL with the necessary stables, outhouse and land containing altogether about one acre, situate at Reedham and now in the occupation of Mr. R. G. Munford.
Also a capital Messuage with the Shop, Buildings etc. situate in the Market Place of Great Yarmouth, in the occupation of William Hall, baker.
Apply to H. V. Worship, Solr. Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle - 5th July 1817


To Millers
To be Let With Possession at Michaelmas next
All that Capital TOWER WINDMILL with six floors, patent sails, three pair of French Stones, two flour mills and jumper, contiguous thereto is a good granary, capital stables, cart shed, piggeries etc. Also a convenient Dwelling house with ...
The above Premises are situated at Reedham in the county of Norfolk having a capital retail trade and in a fine corn country within 500 yards of the Navigable River between Norwich and Yarmouth and adjoining the New Navigation to Lowestoft.
Apply to Mr. W. T. Jary, Reedham Hall or Mr. W. H. Maddison on the Premises or at the Castle Inn, Norwich on Saturdays.
Norfolk Chronicle - 30th June and 11th August 1832


REEDHAM
To Millers To be Let
All that Capital TOWER WINDMILL with six floors, patent sails, three pair of French Stones, two flour mills and jumper; contiguous thereto is a good granary, capital stables, cart shed, piggeries etc. Also a convenient Dwelling house with ... with a good garden and orchard attached to the same.
The above Premises are situated at Reedham in the county of Norfolk having a capital retail trade and in a fine corn country within 500 yards of the Navigable River between Norwich and Yarmouth and adjoining the New Navigation to Lowestoft.
Possession may be had immediately if required or at Christmas next.
Apply to Mr. W. T. Jary, Reedham Hall.
Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd November 1834


Notice to Debtors and Creditors of William Thomas Jary, late of Reedham, deceased.
Norfolk Chronicle - 24th January 1835


Notice to Debtors and Creditors of the late firm of Messrs. JARY & CO. of Reedham, Millers.
Norfolk Chronicle - 24th January 1835


Tithe map 1841 - as redrawn by Harry Apling
Tithe map 1841 - as redrawn by Harry Apling

Tithe Award 1841
Map, Pratt & Son, Norwich
Owner: Execors . of William Thomas Jary
Occupier: Robert Kidall

No. 409

House, Mill & Garden

Pasture

1a. 1r. 19p.

6s.


Excellent Tower Windmill
Reedham
To be Let or Sold with possession at Lady Day next.
There is an excellent Dwelling House and every accommodation in premises and is now in the occupation of Mr. George Boult.
Apply to Mr. Thomas Fisher Salter, Land Agent, Attleborough, Norfolk.
Norfolk Chronicle & Norfolk News - 25th December 1858


To Let. Possession at Michaelmas next
TOWER WINDMILL at REEDHAM with capital Residence and Out Premises complete for all business purposes. The Mill drives three pairs of stones with gearing for attaching Steam Engine. The Mill is well situated and allowed to be one of the best winded mills in Norfolk. The present tenant Mr. Benns has established a good trade and will give every information required.
Apply to Mr. T. F. Salter, Attleborough.
Norfolk Chronicle & Norfolk News - 20th September & 4th October 1862


Situations Vacant
TO MILLERS (Married or Single)
Wanted for Country Trade. The Wife or both to understand Baking preferred. A permanent situation can be offered to a steady man.
Apply with full particulars.
BLANCHFLOWER & SONS, Reedham, Norfolk.
Norfolk News - 30th September 1871


Wolverton & George will Sell by Auction at the Star Hotel, Great Yarmouth on Wednesday June 8, 1881 at 4 pm. the following PROPERTY situate in Reedham, Norfolk
Lots 1 & 2. ...
Lots 3 & 4. Dwelling House & Bakers Shop ...
Lot 5. The Freehold MILL, shed and Piece of Land in the rear of Lots 3 & 4 occupied by Mr. Hurrell, who carries a Coal Trade on upon the premises.
Particulars of the Auctioneers, of F. Danby Palmer, Solr. and as to Lot 5. of Mr. F. S. Costerton, Solr. Great Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle - 28th May & 4th June 1881


c.1900
c.1900

YARMOUTH
BANKRUPTCY COURT
re John Gaff, miller, Reedham. Liabilities £837. 17. 5, deficiency £549. 7. 5. The debtor said that he did well until six or seven years ago, when the taste for stone made flour changed to that made by the roller process, he had to give up making flour. He made some bad debts and the value of the mill depreciated. He probably became insolvent two years ago, but expected to recover himself. His turnover was about £2000 a year, but he could not say what his profit was. He had to buy flour from other millers and used his mill for grinding purposes only. He borrowed £125 last December from a money-lender and undertook to pay £150 in six months. This creditor instituted the bankruptcy proceedings. He sustained a heavy loss by the sails being blown off his mill. Examination closed.
Norfolk Chronicle - 17th May 1902


Lakenham_Corn_Mills.
HENRY HOLLIDGE, a corn chandler with premises in Ber Street, Norwich, was installed at the redundant yarn mill by 1892 as a corn merchant ... Lakenham_mill saw service, probably as a grist mill producing animal feed, until 1908. It was in 1908 that a disastrous fire engulfed the mill ...
A new mill, of smaller dimensions this time, was built on the site by the insurance company, but it would seem that Hollidge's customers had meantime taken their trade elsewhere, so he moved on to a windmill at Reedham, which was in turn destroyed by fire in 1912.
C. Fisher - Old Lakenham Water Mill - Journal of Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society, 1979


White's 1836: James Barnes, millwright

White's 1845: James Barnes, millwright

White's 1854: James Barnes, millwright

White's 1854: James Barnes, millwright
White's 1864: Sarah Barton, shopkeeper

White's 1890: Mr. Thomas Darby

Kelly's 1896: William Thomas Jary, Hill house

Kelly's 1900: William Thomas Jary, Hill house

Kelly's 1904: William Thomas Jary, Hill house

Kelly's 1908: William Thomas Jary, Hill house

Kelly's 1912: William Thomas Jary, Hill house


February 1815: Charles Layton, miller, insolvent

February 1815: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1817: Charles Layton, miller

July 1817: Mill advertised for sale or let

1817: R. G. Munford, miller

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

June 1832: Mill advertised to be let

Greenwood's map 1834: Windmill

1834: Thomas Jary died

November 1834: Mill advertised to be let

1835: Jary & Co.

White's 1836: Robert Kidall, corn miller

Tithe Award 1841: Owner: Execors. of William Thomas Jary; Occupier: Robert Kidall


White's 1845: Robert Kidall, corn miller and merchant

1853: George Boult, miller

White's 1854: George Boult, corn miller & merchant

1858: George Boult, miller

December 1858: Mill advertised for let or sale

1862: ? Benns, tenant miller

September 1862: Mill advertised to be let

White's 1864: Thomas Darby, miller

1871: Blanchflower & Sons, millers

Kelly's 1879: Thomas Darby, miller, corn, hop & coal merchant

1881: John Gaff, miller

May 1881: Mill advertised for sale by auction

White's 1883: Thomas Darby, landowner, miller and corn, hop and coal merchant

O.S. map 1885: Windmill

c.1887: Mill ceased to produce flour as market slumped and changed to grist and animal feed production

1888: John Gaff, miller

White's 1890: John Gaff, corn miller

Kelly's 1892: John Gaff, miller (wind) The Laurels

Kelly's 1896: John Gaff, miller (wind & steam)

Kelly's 1900: John Gaff, miller (wind & steam)

c.1900: Sails blown off mill

1902: John Gaff, miller, insolvent

Kelly's 1904: John Gaff, miller (wind)

Kelly's 1908: John Gaff, miller (wind)

O.S. map 1910: Windmill

1912: Mill burnt down in a storm


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