Gt. Yarmouth North Denes
towermill No. 5


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

North Denes tower mill No. 5 was built in 1779 for T. & R. Hammond on the later site of the Queen's Hotel at the junction between Regent Road and Marine Parade. The mill had a domed cap and was turned to wind via a tailpole. Power was supplied by four common sails that were later changed to patent sails at which time the mill was running two pairs of French burr stones, two flour mils and jumper.

Signatories to Notice re SACK ASSOCIATION.
Norfolk Chronicle - 7th & 21st May 1791

South Midds Ward.

1st Quarter from Easter 1810, 3 months at 1s. 2d. in the £ per month. Made 3 July 1810.
Tenant: HAMMOND, Thomas
Dwelling House
Mill (No. 5)
Mill (No. 4A)
Stock (£75)
Poor rate
  £7. 16. 7½
N.B. Thomas Hammond was previously a leaseholder of Regent Rd towermill

To be Let or Sold
With Immediate Possession
A Capital TOWER WINDMILL situate upon Yarmouth Denes, now in full trade, with neat Dwelling house, granaries, stable and every convenience for carrying on an extensive business.
Apply to Robert Cory, jun. Solr. Yarmouth.
Norfolk Chronicle - 9th March, 6th April, 14th & 21st September 1816

Mill was subject of an 1819 Norwich School painting by John Crome entitled Yarmouth Beach & Mill looking North.

To Millers
To be Let with Possession at Michaelmas next
A Substantial Brick tower WINDMILL with patent Sails, two pair of French Stones, two flour Mills, Jumper etc., also a Dwelling house, cottage, granary, and stable, in full trade and advantageously situated for business on Yarmouth Denes.
Apply (if by letter post paid) to Mr. W. Thurtell, the present occupier.
Norfolk Chronicle - 24th June, 29th July, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th September, 7th October 1820

South Wards & Midds.

3rd Rate from Lady 1820 1s. 8d. per month.
Made 19 October 1820.
Tenant: THURTLE, Thomas
(in pencil Now Thos. Hammond)
Dwelling House
Mill House & Granary
Stock £75 (@ 5%)

Denes map
Mill site marked 5 in the centre of the map

1779: Mill built for T. & R. Hammond, millers on a site leased from the Town

1791: T. & R. Hammond, millers

Poll book 1802: Thomas Hammond, miller

Poll book 1806: Thomas Hammond, miller

Poor Rate 1810: Thomas Hammond, tenant miller (also at No. 4a)

March 1816: Mill advertised for sale or let

Poll book 1817: Thomas Hammond, miller

1820: Walter Thurtell, miller

June 1820: Mill advertised to be let

1820: Thomas Hammond, miller (also at No. 4a)

1822: Thomas Hammond, miller (also at No. 4a)

c.1822: Mill replaced by a new towermill

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