Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Sheringham tower windmill stood beside the Cromer Road just to the east of the Holway Road - Station Road junction (roundabout in 2009). Sheringham was also known as Lower Sheringham until the 1900s.

To be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Butcher in September next by order of the Mortgagees
An Estate in Beeston Regis and Lower Sheringham late belonging to to Mr. Joseph Ward, deceased, comprising a TOWER WINDMILL, a small compact farm house, cottages and several inclosures of land which will be divided into convenient lots.
Particulars of Mr. Fred Fox, Solr. or the Auctioneers, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 7th & 14th September 1861

White's 1836: Samuel Ward, corn miller

O.S. map 1838: Windmill

White's 1845: Samuel Ward, corn miller

1846: Joseph Ward, miller & farmer

1850: John Ward, miller

Census 1851:
John Ward (25) b.Broughing, Herts, master miller
Samuel Cooper (18) b.Gresham, employed in mill
Mary A. Ward (40) b.Holt, housekeeper (aunt)

White's 1854: John Ward, corn miller

1861: Joseph Ward died

White's 1864: John Ward, corn miller (Lower Sheringham)

1865: John Ward, miller

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