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Antiquarian Research Notebook 35

Blue ring-bound notebook. Contains correspondence, negatives of horse gear and winding drum, transcriptions, sketches and notes on windmills and various antiquary interests.

Buckland, John Stephen Percy (1935-2006), mill researcher

Windmill files

Envelopes of material on windmills:

  1. West Blatchington Windmill, 1982, 1985 & n.d.

  2. Wilton Windmill, 1990

  3. Missing from box

  4. Chiseldon Windmill Swindon, 1982

  5. Bardwell Windmill, n.d.

  6. Wicken Windmill, 1989 – 1992

  7. North Leigh Windmill, 1985, 1991

  8. Kingsmead Windmill, 1988 – 1996

  9. Storrington Windmill, 1999

  10. Blatchington Roundhouse, n.d.

  11. Breachwood Windmill, 1974 – 75, 1977 – 78, 1980, 1986 – 1987

  12. Sandhurst Windmill, n.d.

  13. Wraysbury Windmill, 1990, 1995

  14. Colstone Windmill, 1993 – 95

  15. Halton Post Mill, 1982

  16. Cromer Windwill (HTF), 1979, 1983

  17. Bocking Windmill, 1979 – 1980

  18. Horsey Windmill, 1981 – 82

  19. Little Hadham Windmill, 1980 – 81

  20. Norfolk (Wind) Pumps, First Aid, 1976, 1981

  21. St Olave’s Windpump, 1980

  22. Upminster Windmill, n.d.

  23. How Hill, Windpump, 1981

  24. Missing from box

  25. Brill Windmill, new and old stuff. 1973-75, 1985, 2002 – 03

  26. Brill Windmill, recent, 2003, 2006

  27. Outwood Post Mill, 1994

  28. Cromer Windmill, Ardeley, (HTF), 1989

  29. Loose papers in the windmill box, see list.

  30. Haseley Windmill, n.d.

  31. Winchelsea Windmill, 1988

  32. Stansted Mountfitchet Windmill, 1982 – 89

  33. Six Mile Bottom

  34. Six Mile Bottom, 1983 – 84

  35. Bourne Mill, Cambridgeshire

  36. Missing from box

  37. NCAT Windmill Tower

  38. High Ham, 21.03.85

  39. Copstone Mill

  40. St Olave’s Windpump, Norfolk. Drawings, 1980

  41. Windmills, general

Mill Research Notebook 01

Small, blue, ring-bound notebook labelled "Earliest Windmill Notes 1949 Essex, Sussex, Kent". Contains notes and sketches on windmills including Ash Mill; Little Laver; Moreton; Henham; Stansted; Thaxsted; Wimbledon Common; Clavering; White Roding; High Ongar; Littlehampton; Rolvenden; Rye; Northiam; Playden; Sissinghurst; High Halden; Great Chart; Sandhurst; Kennington; Chillenden; Stanford; Pluckley; Wittersham; Smarden; Blackmore End; Beneden; Cross in Hand; Punnett's Town; Biddenden; Woodchurch.

Buckland, John Stephen Percy (1935-2006), mill researcher

"Windmill Saved"

Cutting from "The Star". The historic windmill at Upminster which has been a landmark for centuries has been sold but it will not be pulled down.

"Windmill News"

Cutting from "Essex Chronicle" reporting that Essex County Council had sought to make an order for the non-demolition of Upminster windmill. Mr Simons, the owner, objected to this action which was considered by the Ministry of Health inquiry. Mr Simons withdrew his objection after assurances form the Society fo the Preservation of Ancient Buildings would arrange preservation of the mill and mechanism.


Cutting from "Romford Times". The County Council is preparing plans to save the remaining windmills from disappearing from the Essex landscape. From the County surveyor's report it seems the County Council is taking this matter seriously. The report mentions several windmills that are in a serious state of deterioration.

"An Echo of Yesterday"

Cutting from "Christian Herald". London's last remaining windmill is for sale. It was built in 1799 and been in the "hands of the same family for several generations".

"Headmaster as a Windmill Expert"

Cutting from "Evening Standard". A book about Essex Windmills written by Donald Smith - a Dagenham headmaster - was used by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings for its purposes. This research was used to inform the Essex County Council on their decision to fund restoration work on ancient windmills.

"Essex Windmills"

Cutting from "East Anglian Daily Times". A report by the County Surveyor regarding Essex windmills recommended that the Smock Mill at Upminster should not be demolished. This was approved by the County Council.

"Preserving the Windmills"

Cutting from "Clackton Times" reporting "there is a real danger that many of the old familiar landmarks may be swept away to make room for the new housing estates". The Council is preparing a list of windmills in the county which may be conserved for the future.

"An Essex Windmill to be Saved - Noted landmarks threatened"

Cutting from "The Times" reporting that "Essex County Council has decided to take steps to save windmills in Essex from possible demolition". This was precipitated by a letter received from the Society of the Protection of Ancient Buildings expressing "concern at the rapid disappearance of windmills in Essex".

Collection of Newspaper Cuttings

A collection of 10 newspaper cuttings. 8 are related to Chesterton Mills and the French family. One is related to the restoration of Bourn Windmill and a second is related to Turner's Milling Engineers of Ipswich.

French, Michael, mill owner

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