Newton Road


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Hainford Newton Road towermill was powered by patent sails and used a steam engine for auxiliary power during the 1860s and 1870s.

The earlier postmill in Hainford could have been dismantled to make way for either Newton Road towermill. Chapel_Street_towermill.

Notice re
Jeremiah Pilgrim of Haynford, Miller & late of North Walsham, deceased.

Norfolk Chronicle - 25th February 1826

Tithe Award 1835
Map - Pratt & Son, Norwich, 1837
Owner: Samuel Tills
Occupier: do

No. 147

Mill Piece

part of

0a. 3r. 32p.
3a. 0r. 33p.

12s 3d

N.B. No mill shown

Sale 1 October 1846 of
Household goods, farm stock, miller's cart etc. for
Samuel Tills, Miller.

Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette - 26th September 1846

TO BE SOLD, a Brick TOWER WINDMILL, Patent Sails, Steam Gears attached, with DWELLING HOUSE, Barn, Stable, Outbuildings & 3 Acres of Land.
For particulars apply to Mr. Thos. Tills, North Walsham.

Norfolk News - 27th June & 4th July 1863

A TOWER WINDMILL, can drive with Steam if wanted, with House & Three Acres & Five Perches of Arable Land, situate at Hainford.
Apply to Mr. Thomas Tills, North Walsham.

Norfolk News - 21st & 28th May & 4th June 1870

c.1825: Jeremiah Pilgrim, miller, died

Bryant's map 1826: Haynford Mill

Tithe Award 1835: Owner & occupier: Samuel Tills

White's 1836: Samuel Tills, corn miller

White's 1845: Samuel Tills, corn miller

1846: John Tills, miller

1863: Thomas Tills, miller

June 1863: Mill advertised for sale

White's 1864: Benjamin Tills, corn miller

1875: Thomas Tills, miller

Kelly's 1879: Thomas Tills, miller

White's 1883: Thomas Till (no occupation shown)

1971: Mrs. Ann R. Wayre, Orchard Cottage, formerly Gloucester House

1980: Mill site part of an orchard in the grounds of Orchard Cottage, Newton Road

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Nat Grid Ref TG22331890
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