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Sidestrand or Syderstrand postmill stood on the site later occupied by Sidestrand_smockmill and the even later Sidestrand_Jermy's_smockmill. The mill site was actually in Northrepps. The mill buck was set on a roundhouse and the sails powered two pairs of French burr stones and a flour mill.


To be Sold by Auction By Benjamin Barcham On Wednesday 16 June 1813 at 2 o'c At the Red Lion in Cromer, Norfolk
Lot 1.
A Desirable small ESTATE situate at Sidestrand and Northrepps in the county of Norfolk comprising a Messuage or Dwelling house, with a Cottage, windmill, barn, stable and other outbuildings, yard, garden and orchard and several inclosures and pieces of Land lying contiguous to the house, containing with the scite of the buildings and the yard, garden and orchard 14a. 32p., now in the occupation of Mr. James Warnes, who will give up possession at Michaelmas next.
Lot 2.
A desirable small estate at Sidestrand ...
The above Estates are situate in a very pleasant healthy and populous country within two miles of Cromer, a much admired and fashionable summer resort for sea bathing and the first lot commands a most delightful and picturesque view of the sea and the surrounding country and is a desirable spot for any gentleman desirous of a sea residence to build upon or for a miller, the windmill being in good repair and standing in an excellent situation for wind and trade.
Apply to William Forster, Solr. North Walsham at whose office a map of the Estates may be seen.

Norfolk Chronicle - 5th & 12th June 1813

ROBERT WARNES, deceased. Conveyance to Mr. Richard Plumbly. Bargain and sale and release of the freehold parts and bargain and sale of the copyhold parts of an estate at Sidestrand and Northrepps in Norfolk. And a bill of sale of a windmill standing and being on his said estate. Large legal document on two sheets, on vellum, signed and sealed in several places, dated 5th November 1813. Folded and in fine state of preservation. Plumbly paid £1420 for the property.
Indenture relating to sale of mill - 5th November 1813

RICHARD PLUMBLY to Mr. PHILIP SHICKLE Mortgage by term of the freehold part and covenant to surrender the copyhold parts an estate at Sidestrand and Northrepps in Norfolk and assignment of a wind corn mill standing and being upon the said estate for £800. Dated 11th October 1816. Large legal document on two sheets, on vellum, signed and sealed in several places, folded and in fine state of preservation.
Indenture relating to sale of mill - 11th October 1816

An excellent SITUATION for a MILLER
To be Sold by Private Contract
A Very desirable ESTATE at Sidestrand and Northrepps in the county of Norfolk, comprising a very good dwelling house with a cottage, barn, stable, granary and other outbuildings in complete repair, yard, garden, orchard and several inclosures and pieces of land lying contiguous to the house, containing together 14 acres, little more or less. Also an excellent Wind Corn Mill with a roundhouse and other conveniences, late in the occupation of Richard Plumbly, the proprietor and now in the occupation of Mr. Joseph Bunting.
The above Estates is situated in a pleasant healthy and populous country within two miles of Cromer, the resort of sea bathers and the wind mill which carries two pair of French stones and a flour mill stands in an excellent situation for wind and trade.
£800, part of the purchase money may remain on mortgage of the estate for a term of years.
Apply to Mr. Plumbly at Gimingham or to Messrs. Foster & Unthank, Norwich or to Mr. Deyns, North Walsham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 28th June & 5th July 1817

RICHARD PLUMBLY, miller , of Sidestrand and Northrepps, Norfolk, to Mr. Phillip Shickle. Release of the freehold part and covenant to surrender the copyhold part of an estate at Sidestrand and Northrepps in Norfolk and bill of sale of a wind corn mill standing upon the said estate. Dated 4th April, 1818. Large legal indenture in two sheets, on vellum, signed and sealed by Plumbly. Folded and in fine state of preservation. The price paid by Phillip Shickle was £450.
Indenture relating to sale of mill - 4th April 1818

Richard Plumbly had married Maria Swallow in 1797 but she died, probably in childbirth, in 1809 at the age of 29. They already had six children. He married a second time, a Mary Ann Youngman, in 1824.


To Millers
To be Let with Immediate Possession
A Capital POST WINDMILL and PREMISES Complete, in full trade, situate in the parish of SIDESTRAND near Cromer.
Apply to Mr. Wm. Shickle who will show you the premises.

Norfolk Chronicle - 28th March & 4th April 1829

Faden's map 1797: Wind Mill

1797: Richard Plumbly married Maria Swallow

1809: Maria Plumbly died aged 29

1813: James Warnes, miller

June 1813: Mill advertised for sale by auction

5th November 1813: Richard Plumbly bought mill for £1420

1816: Richard Plumbly, miller

11th October 1816: Richard Plumbly mortgaged mill to Philip Shickle for £800

1817: Joseph Bunting, miller

July 1817: Mill advertised for sale by private contract for £800

4th April 1818: Richard Plumbly sold mill to Philip Shickle for £450

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

1829: Richard Plumbly married Mary Ann Youngman

1829: William Shickle, miller

March 1829: Mill advertised to be let

c.1830: Mill burnt down


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