Chapel Street


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Hainford towermill in Chapel Street was owned and worked by William Sexton from 1853 to 1865. He also owned Briningham_postmill and leased the wind and steam mill in Jetty Street on the Denes at
Gt Yarmouth that was demolished in December 1880.

The earlier postmill in Hainford could have been dismantled to make way for Chapel Street towermill or Newton Road towermill.

Tower Wind Mill & Land
To be Sold by Auction by Mr. Francis Clowes at the Castle Inn, Norwich in the middle of October next unless sooner disposed of by Private Contract.
A Capital & substantially built TOWER WINDMILL with convenient brick & tiled Dwelling house, Stables, Granary & Outbuildings attached & about 4 acres of Arable Land situate at Hainford near Norwich, late in the occupation of Mr. Edward Rising.
Apply to Messrs. Tillett, Colman & Mendham, Solrs. or the Auctioneer, Norwich.

Norfolk Chronicle - 29th September & 6th October 1849

To Millers
WANTED, a Man to work a Small Tower Windmill. One who understands Farming work would be preferred, if a single man, can board & lodge in the house.
Apply to W. Sexton, Hainford Mill.

Norfolk News - 19th September 1857

HAINFORD near Norwich
TO BE SOLD by Auction by Messrs. Barcham & Son on Saturday 29 May 1858 at 4 o'clock.
All that capital and substantially built TOWER WINDMILL with convenient brick & tiled dwelling house, stables, granary and outbuildings attached, with about 3 acres and 5 perches of arable land, situate at Hainford in the occupation of Wm. Sexton, who is under notice to quit.

Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd May 1858

Kelly's of 1879 lists William Sexton as a farmer in Haynford and White's of 1864 lists William & Samuel Sexton as farmers with William Sexton also as a flour dealer.

1849: Edward Rising, miller

September 1849: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1852: William Sexton, miller

1853: William Sexton, miller

Kelly's 1854: William Sexton, miller

White's 1854: William Sexton, miller

1858: William Sexton, miller

May 1858: Mill advertised for sale by auction

1863: John Termple, miller

1865: William Sexton. miller & farmer

1868: Frederick Barton, miller & shopkeeper

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Nat Grid Ref TG22901870 approx
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