Stalham Staithe
towermill



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Norfolk Windmills

c.1917
c.1917

Stalham Staithe tower windmill had a 3 storey black tarred tower. The Norfolk boat shaped cap had a petticoat, a tail pole and a left handed, 6 bladed fan. Two pairs of stones and a flour mill were powered by four double shuttered sails that were struck via a rack and pinion. The sails were set onto 45 foot stocks, one pair of sails having 8 bays of 3 shutters and the other pair having 7 bays of 3 shutters and 1 bay of 2 shutters.


c.1920
c.1920

Valuable WINDMILL etc. at STALHAM, Norfolk
To be Sold with Immediate Possession
A good and well finished Brick TOWER WINDMILL capable of manufacturing 5 Lasts per week, with patent Sails, two pair of Stones, Flour Mill etc., a neat Dwelling house with suitable outbuildings etc. All Freehold, situate at Stalham in the county of Norfolk.
There is a capital Retail Trade to the Mill. The Parochial Rates are low. Land Tax 4s.
Apply to Mr. Richard Hylton, the Proprietor, on the premises or to Mr. Durrant, Solr. Surrey Street, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 13th December 1828


To Millers and others
To be Sold by Private Contract
A Capital Brick TOWER WINDMILL driving two pair of Stones, Flour Mill etc. with Patent Sails and every other requisite complete.
Also a Dwelling house with stables, cart lodge etc. Freehold.
The above Estate is situate at Stalham in Norfolk, is in Full Trade and now in the occupation of Mr. Clare Woolsey, the Proprietor.
Apply to Mr. Durrant, Solr. Surrey Street, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 5th & 12th March 1831


TO MILLERS
TO BE SOLD OR LET
A
Capital TOWER WINDMILL with Dwelling house and requisite Outbuildings situate at STALHAM in Norfolk and now in the occupation of Mr. Clare Woolsey, the Proprietor.
N.B. The above Property is Freehold and in case of a Sale a considerable portion of the Purchase Money may remain on Mortgage if required.
Apply to the Proprietor or to Mr. Durrant, Solr. Surrey Street, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 15th & 22nd October 1831


To Millers and others
By Messrs. Barcham & Boulter on Tuesday 15 October 1833 at 3 o'c at the Swan Inn, Stalham, Norfolk.
A
Capital Tower WINDMILL with Dwelling house and requisite Outbuildings etc. situate at Stalham and now in the occupation of Mr. Cory at the yearly rent of £35.
The above Property is Freehold and in good repair and a considerable portion of the Purchase Money may remain on Mortgage if required.
Apply to Mr. Durrant, Solr. Surrey Street, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 5th & 12th October 1833


1926
1926

To Millers and others
To be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Barcham & Sons at the Swan Inn in Stalham on Tuesday 30 May 1848 at 3 o'c.
A
substantial brick built Tower Windmill with spring sails and also a neat Dwelling house with suitable outbuildings, Yards and Garden all attached situate near the Street at Stalham in the County of Norfolk and occupied by Mr. Cory.
The Premises are Freehold and immediate possession thereof may be had if required.
Apply to Mr. Silcock, Stalham.

Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette - 20th & 27th May 1848


To Millers
To be Let with Immediate Possession
A WIND CORN-MILL in complete repair formerly occupied by Mr. Richard Hylton, situate at STALHAM in the county of Norfolk.
Apply to Mr. J. F. Deyns, North Walsham.

Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette - 13th & 27th April 1850


STALHAM MILL
To be Sold by Auction by Mr. J. F. Deyns at the Kings Arms Inn, North Walsham on Thursday May 30, 1850 at 6 o'c (Unless previously disposed of by Private Contract)
A Capital
well built brick tower CORN WINDMILL with a good Dwelling House, Warehouse, Stable, Cart Lodge and other Outbuildings, a Yard and a Garden, eligibly situate in Stalham in the County of Norfolk, a pleasant village on the high road to Yarmouth, in the midst of a rich corn country and populous neighbourhood.
The Mill has patent sails, winds herself, drives two pair of Stones and is in thorough repair.
This Property is Freehold and forms a most desirable situation for an active and industrious young miller just commencing business who cannot fail, with assiduity and attention to obtain a good trade.
Half the Purchase Money may remain on Mortgage of the Estate.
Apply to Mr. J. F. Deyns, North Walsham.

Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette - 18th & 25th May 1850


To Millers
To be Let with Immediate Possession
A WIND CORN-MILL in complete repair formerly occupied by Mr. Richard Hylton, situate at STALHAM in the county of Norfolk.
Apply to Mr. J. F. Deyns, North Walsham.

Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette - 13th & 27th April 1850


STALHAM
To be Sold by Auction at the Swan Inn on Tuesday 7 September 1852 at 1 o'c (unless previously disposed of by Private Contract)
A Substantial TOWER WINDMILL with Patent Sails, Winding Tackle, 2 pair of Stones, Flour mill etc. complete, Flour Shop, Stable, Cart lodge, Piggeries etc.
Also a convenient well built Dwelling house with Garden and Yard containing (with the site of the buildings) 14 Rods.
The whole is in the occupation of Mr. Waters whose agreement expires at Michaelmas next. The Buildings are in good repair and conveniently situated directly opposite the Stalham Staithe.
The Property is Freehold and clear of outgoings.
Apply to Mr. John Webb, Solr. Holt or the Auctioneers, Holt and West Beckham.

CLARKE & SAYERS
Auctioneers.
 
Norfolk Chronicle - 28th August & 4th September 1852

To Millers & others
To be Sold by Private Contract
A
Tower Windmill with Patent Sails, driving two pair of Stones, convenient Dwelling House and Premises, situate in a thickly populated neighbourhood.
Possession at Michaelmas next.
Apply to John Rump, Auctioneer and Valuer, Sutton, Stalham.

Norfolk Chronicle - 1st & 8th August & 12th & 19th September 1868


To Millers & others
To be Sold or Let
A
TOWER WINDMILL with Patent Sails, driving two pairs of Stones, with comfortable Dwelling house, Granary and convenient Outhouses, situated in a thickly populated neighbourhood. Possession at Michaelmas next.
For particulars apply to John Rump, Auctioneer and Valuer, Sutton Brewery. (Stalham - 12 September), Stalham.

Norfolk News - 5th & 12th September 1868


To Millers & others
To be Sold or Let by Private Contract
A
TOWER WINDMILL with Patent Sails, driving two Pairs of Stones.
Possession at Michaelmas next.
For particulars apply to John Rump, Auctioneer and Valuer, Sutton Brewery. Stalham.

Norfolk News - 19th September 1868


STALHAM
To Millers & others
To be Sold by Auction Early in October by John Rump
A Tower Windmill
driving two pairs of stones, with patent sails, comfortable Dwelling House, and convenient Outhouses, now in the occupation of Mr. Samuel Thaine whose term expires at Michaelmas.
Particulars in future papers.
Norfolk Chronicle - 26th September 1868


STALHAM
To Millers & others
John Rump is instructed to Sell by Auction Early in October, a
TOWER WINDMILL driving two Pairs of Stones, with Patent Sails, comfortable DWELLING HOUSE and convenient Outbuildings, now in the occupation of Samuel Thaine, whose term expires at Michaelmas.
Particulars in future papers.
Norfolk News - 26th September 1868


STALHAM
To Millers & others
John Rump Is Instructed to Sell by Auction on Friday October 9, 1868 at the Maids Head Inn, Stalham, at 7 o'c
A
TOWER WINDMILL driving two pair of Stones, with Patent Sails, comfortable Dwelling House, Granary, Stable and Outhouses now in the occupation of Mr. Samuel Thaine, whose tenancy expires at Michaelmas.
Above Property is Freehold. Possession may be had immediately. Apply to the Auctioneer, Sutton Brewery, Stalham.
Norfolk Chronicle - 31st October 1868


To Millers & others
STALHAM, Norfolk
James Woolverton will Sell by Auction by order of the Mortgagees at the Swan Inn, Stalham on Tuesday February 23, 1886 at 6 pm. in One Lot the following FREEHOLD PROPERTY situate in Stalham, Norfolk, in the occupation of Mr. Edward Riches, comprising a substantially erected brick built
TOWER WIND-MILL with three floors and cap, driving two pairs of stones with wind power. Adjoining is a DWELLING HOUSE also a piece of Garden Ground and Outbuildings, viz. two Granaries, Stable, Cart Shed, Coalhouse and Closet.
Possession may be had on completion of the purchase.
Particulars of the Auctioneer, Great Yarmouth and of Mr. Herbert Goodchild, Solr. 25 Castle Meadow, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 13th & 20th February 1886


25th May 1979
25th May 1979

Stalham Staithe tower mill had been converted for a form of domestic use by the time the above photo was taken in 1979. Only the 12ft ground floor section remained, complete with a black felt roof and a chimney. It stood in a yard by the road adjacent to a brick building and a large house and was used as a store.


O.S. Map 1891
O.S. Map 1891
Image produced from the www.old-maps.co.uk service with permission of Landmark Information Group Ltd. and Ordnance Survey

White's 1864: William Rust, engineer & millwright
White's 1864: George Stearman, relieving officer

Kelly's 1879: John George Riches, corn, cake, coal, & seed merchant; & at Catfield & North Walsham

White's 1890: John Burton, wholesale ironmonger and oil merchant

Kelly's 1892: Harry Burton, brick & tile manufacturer & corn merchant, The Staithe
Kelly's 1892; John Burton, wholesale & retail ironmonger & oil merchant, The Staithe

Kelly's 1896: Harry Burton, brick & tile manufacturer & corn merchant, The Staithe
Kelly's 1896; John Burton, wholesale & retail ironmonger & oil merchant, High St

Kelly's 1900: Harry Burton, brick & tile manufacturer & corn merchant, The Staithe
Kelly's 1900: John Burton, ironmonger

Kelly's 1904: John Burton, oil & color merchant

Kelly's 1908: John Burton, oil & color merchant

Kelly's 1912: John Burton, oil & color merchant, The Staithe

Kelly's 1916: Harry Burton, coal merchant & carrier by water, The Staithe
Kelly's 1916: John Burton, oil & color merchant, The Staithe

Kelly's 1922: Annie Burton (Mrs.), fishmonger
Kelly's 1922: Harry Burton, coal merchant & carrier by water, The Staithe
Kelly's 1922: John Burton, oil & color merchant, The Staithe

Kelly's 1925: Annie Burton (Mrs.), fishmonger
Kelly's 1925: Harry Burton, coal merchant & carrier by water, The Staithe
Kelly's 1925: John Burton, oil & color merchant, The Staithe
Kelly's 1925: Robert Burton, poultry farmer, Broad farm

Kelly's 1929: Annie Burton (Mrs.), fishmonger
Kelly's 1929: Harry Burton, coal merchant & carrier by water, The Staithe
Kelly's 1929: John Burton, wholesale ironmonger, The Staithe


Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

1828: Robert Hylton, miller

December 1828: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

1831: Clare Woolsey, miller

March 1831: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

October 1831: Mill advertised for sale or let

1833: Charles Cory, tenant miller at a rent of £35 per annum

October 1833: Mill advertised for sale or let

White's 1836: Charles Cory, corn miller

O.S. map 1838: Windmill

Census 1841:

Charles Cory (32) miller
Elizabeth Cory (32)
Frederick Cory (7)
Henry Cory (5)
Robert Cory (3)
James Cory (1)
Elizabeth Cory (1 mnth)


White's 1845: Charles Cory, corn miller

1848: Charles Cory, miller

May 1848: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1850: Richard Hylton miller

April 1850: Mill advertised to be let

may 1850: Mill advertised for sale by auction

Census 1851:

John Waters (36) b.Barton Turf, master miller employing 1 Man
Emily Waters (32) b.Smallburgh
Rosetta Waters (4) b.North Walsham
Samuel Pygall (59) b.Woodton, Suffolk, servant miller


Census 1851:

Moses Crisp (34) b.Cantley, journeyman miller
John Crisp (7) b.Stalham, scholar
Henry Crisp (5) b.Stalham, scholar
William Crisp (3) b.Stalham
John Crisp (71) b.Hardley, agricultural labourer (father)
Lydia Squires (60) b.Knapton, house keeper

1852: John Waters, miller

September 1852: Mill advertised for sale by auction or private contract

White's 1854: John Waters, corn miller

1858: Robert Marler Stearman, miller

Census 1861:

Robert Stearman (33) b.Stalham, miller
Mary Ann Stearman (31) b.Stalham
Walter A? Stearman (7) b.Smallburgh, scholar
Robert A? Stearman (4) b.Stalham
Albert J. Stearman (3) b.Stalham


1863: Robert Marler Stearman, miller

1865: Robert Marler Stearman, miller

1868: Samuel Paine (Thaine), miller

August 1868: Mill advertised for sale by private contract

September 1868: Mill advertised for sale or let

1872: John Riches, miller

1878: W. & John Riches, millers

White's 1883: Edward Riches, miller also corn & coal merchant at Catfield

1886: Edward Riches, miller

February 1886: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1888: Mrs. Sarah Burton, miller

White's 1890: Harry Burton, corn miller & merchant
White's 1890: Mrs. Sarah Burton, coal merchant, wharfinger and vessel owner, water carrier and corn miller


O.S. map 1891: Windmill (Corn)

Kelly's 1892: Sarah Burton (Mrs), coal & coal merch. & miller (wind) & carrier by water

Kelly's 1896: Sarah Burton (Mrs), coal & coal merch. & miller (wind) & carrier by water

Kelly's 1900: Sarah Burton (Mrs), coal & coal merch. & miller (wind) & carrier by water

Kelly's 1904:

Harry Burton, corn & coal merchant, miller (wind), brick & tile manufacturer & carrier by water, The Staithe


Kelly's 1908:

Harry Burton, corn & coal merchant, miller (wind), brick & tile manufacturer & carrier by water, The Staithe


Kelly's 1912:

Harry Burton, corn & coal merchant, miller (wind), brick & tile manufacturer & carrier by water, The Staithe


1926: Mill ceased working

1930: Mill dismantled by Bristow & Olly of Stalham

Karl Wood painting 1937: Two storey stump of tower remaining

1970: 12ft two storey stump of tower used as a store


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