Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Sidestrand or Syderstrand smockmill stood on the site previously occupied by Sidestrand_postmill and later the same site was occupied by Sidestrand_ Jermy's_smockmill. The mill site was actually in Northrepps.

The mill powered 2 pairs of French burr stones and a flour mill.

TO BE LET ON LEASE IF REQUIRED With Possession at Michaelmas next A Capital WOOD TOWER WINDMILL in excellent condition with Dwelling house, Cottage, Barn, Stable and 14 acres of Arable Land, situate at Sidestrand and Northrepps, Norfolk, now in the occupation of Mr. Darrell and Mr. Breeze.
Apply to Mr. G. E. Simpson, Solr. Norwich or to Mr. Messent, Northrepps.
Mr. Darrell will shew the premises.

Norfolk Chronicle - 8th, 15th & 29th August & 5th September 1835

To be Let for a term of years, with possession at Old Michaelmas next.
An excellent Tower Windmill, working two pair of French stones, with flour mill and fixtures complete. Also a dwelling house, barn, stable, granary and other buildings. The above premises are situated at Sidestrand in Norfolk, within a short distance of the sea.

Norfolk Chronicle - 14th May 1836

To Millers. To be Let. For a term of Years with Possession at Old Michaelmas next.
An Excellent TOWER WINDMILL working two pair of French Stones with Flour Mill and Fixtures complete; also a convenient Messuage or D
welling house, Cottage, Barn, Stable, Granary and other convenient Outbuildings and 11 acres of good Arable Land contiguous thereto. The above Premises are situated at Sidestrand in Norfolk within a short distance of the Sea and are well calculated for carrying on a lucrative Trade.
Apply to Mr. Spanton, Solr. Attleburgh.

Norfolk Chronicle - 14th & 21st May 1836

Cromer 24 November.
Last evening a fire was discoveredat Sidestrand Mill, caused by the geers becoming unmanageable from a heavy gale of wind then blowing from the westward; in a short time the mill was entirely in a blaze, threatening with destruction the stacks and thatched premises adjacent, belonging and in the occupation of Mr. James Emery, being but a short distance from the mill, masses of fire falling on different parts of the premises. The Cromer Hall engine was in attendance. The mill is the property of Mr. Shekel, and nearly new, the former on having been burn down a few years since. The present occupier, Mrs. Parsons, it will be recollected, met with a severe loss by fire recently.

Norfolk Chronicle - 26th November 1836

The windmill at Sidestrand took fire from the violence of the wind on Wednesday evening November 24 and was burnt down.
Correspondent states that such an accident may be prevented by keeping a quantity of salt in the mill.

Bury & Norwich Post - 30th November 1836

c.1830: Earlier postmill burnt down

1835: Darrell & Breeze, millers

August 1835: Mill advertised to be let

1836: Joseph Durrell, miller

May 1836: Mill advertised to be let

1836: Mrs. Parsons, miller

White's 1836: Harriet Miles, corn miller

1836: Mr. Shekel, owner; Mrs. Parsons, miller

24th November, 1836: Mill burnt down

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