Collection ASFC - Alan Stoyel Foundation Collection

Sunday Dispatch Leverton Post Mill, Leverton Post mill, Besthorpe Beacon Hill Mill, Newark North Muskham Post Mill, North Muskham Derelict exterior showing timber framework, Tommy Baker's Mill, Collingham Subscription Mill, North Leverton, working Cap finial, Mill Mount, Tuxford Mill Mount, Tuxford, under restoration Wilson's Mill, Retford, in working order Tower mill, Elston, derelict Storcroft Mill, Retford, in working order Farndon Tower Mill, Newark, derelict Gearing, tower mill, South Leverton Double Pelton wheel from Aberllefeni, Powys Roofed base, smock mill, Aldington Smoking remains, Black Mill, Barham Crampton's Mill, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, derelict with neighbouring cow Model on platform in garden Roofed base, smock mill, Aldington
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Alan Stoyel Foundation Collection


  • c 1900 - present (Creation)

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Alan Stoyel is a researcher and enthusiast with a wide knowledge of watermills throughout the UK. He has studied mills of certain regions where he has lived in particular detail. Alan restored his own watermill, Venn Mill at Garford, Oxfordshire, in the 1980s. He is also a Mills Archive trustee.


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UK and foreign mills. Photographic material includes prints with negatives and 35mm slides. Alan's collection covers specific regions in detail (eg. Cornwall, Oxfordshire, Kent and Herefordshire and of Belgium and Spain). Includes material donated by other researchers eg. Rex Wailes and Martin Watts, as well as Alan's father Derek. Alan's original notes and photographic material were compiled from the 1950s onwards.

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The majority of Alan's collection is currently still in his possession. As a trustee of the Mills Archive, he has agreed that his collection will eventually be transferred in its entirety to the Archive. Until then access to some originals for viewing may be difficult, although higher-resolution copies of the images online here may be inspected at the Archive - please email to arrange an appointment.

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  • English

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Collection level description revised by Luke Bonwick and Nathanael Hodge, 2012.

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