File FWGC-1107750 - FWG 02509

Tower mill, Woodhorn, preserved capless Skeleton, The Post Mill, South Normanton House conversion with cap, cross and chainwheel, tower mill, Willaston Gibbet Mill, Great Saughall, derelict, with windshaft and three sails Tower mill, Gayton, Merseyside, derelict, with windshaft and cap roof framing Tower mill, Clifton, Lancashire, derelict, with cap and three sails Downs Mill, Bexhill, derelict, with four sails Model post mill built by R J de Little Brick Kiln Farm Wind Engine, Hyde Heath, derelict but complete Hollow-post mill, Starston, derelict with four sails Castellated tower of tower mill with external engine drive pulley View inside shell, Cottonfield's Mill, Portland Tower mill, Woodhorn, derelict, with windshaft, brakewheel and stocks House conversion with octagonal dummy cap, Chimney Mill, Newcastle upon Tyne Speltham Mill, Speltham Hill, Hambledon, derelict, ivy-clad and badly cracked tower of tower mill Weston Farm Mill, Buriton, in act of being pulled down Portuguese-type windmill, apparently in working order, on roof of watermill building Substructure, post mill, Chillenden Nyetimber Mill, Pagham, derelict, with cap Surviving roundhouse and trestle still smouldering after fire, South Malling Mill, Lewes
Results 1 to 20 of 397 Show all
Open original Digital object

Reference code



FWG 02509


  • 2008 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

1 album

Name of creator


Biographical history

Frank W Gregory was widely regarded as on the foremost authorities on mills and milling in the UK. He was brought up in Brighton and developed a fascination for vernacular buildings, especially windmills, whilst on childhood rambles with his family in the 1920s. This together with an interest in the geology and industrial archaeology of Sussex and the South Downs, developed in his teens, motivated his lifelong quest to discover as much as possible about windmills and watermills and their place in manufacturing and production within the rural economy.

A woodwork teacher by profession, Frank travelled widely, visiting, recording, surveying and studying mills in Sussex and later throughout the UK and abroad, mostly for his own pleasure. After the war he carried out mill surveys for local authorities and also for the SPAB Mills Section, which he had joined in 1948. As a keen member of The International Molinological Society he went on many foreign mill tours and his reputation became known worldwide.

Frank used his practical skills and experience as a woodwork teacher to teach himself the craft and practice of a millwright, and soon became the acknowledged expert on traditional methods of mill restoration and conservation. The first Sussex windmill he helped to restore was Nutley Post Mill in the Ashdown Forest, and he went on to help in the restorations of Polegate, Shipley, High Salvington, Jill Mill at Clayton and Park Watermill at Bateman


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Scope and content

Album of up to 500 35mm slides. Digitised during stage 1 of Frank Gregory Online and indexed by volunteers from the Frank Gregory Expert Group.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions governing access

This material is held by the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum; please contact them to consult it.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Finding aids

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Alternative identifier(s)

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Digital object (Master) rights area

Digital object (Reference) rights area

Digital object (Thumbnail) rights area

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places

Physical storage

  • Shelf: FWG 02509