Collection ANCK - Gordon Anckorn Collection

Gaywood Road Tower Mill with women Gaywood Road Tower Mill King's Lynn with Gaywood Road Tower Mill in background Hempton Green Mill with peopple Harpley Mill, derelict Bill of sale from Thomas Howard, Miller Windshaft and brakewheel of Great Bircham Mill Great spur wheel of Greeat Bircham Mill Curb (close view) of Great Bircham Mill Windshaft and brakewheel of Great Bircham Mill Governor and lower floor of Great Bircham Mill Curb of Great Bircham Mill Bin floor Meal floor of Great Bircham Mill Ground floor of Great Bircham Mill First floor of Great Bircham Mill Great Bircham Mill View from afar of exterior of Great Bircham Mill Post mill in Gayton Bilsby Mill without sails close-up
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Gordon Anckorn Collection


  • 20th Century (Creation)

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Extent and medium

74 photographs, 12 letters, 1 list, 1 scanned image

Name of creator

Biographical history


Archival history

Gordon Anckorn gave the photographs to Peter Ball. Peter Ball's collection was given to Ron Cookson by his family after his death, and placed by him in the Mills Archive on its founding in 2002. Gordon Ankorn was contacted and assigned copyright by letter in 2003.

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Scope and content

Professional photographs of UK windmills, with an emphasis on Norfolk.

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Conditions governing access

This collection may be consulted free of charge at the Mills Archive; please email to arrange an appointment.

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Language of material

  • English

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Photographs of Sevenoaks by Gordon Anckorn are held by The Sevenoaks Society.

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Archivist's note

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

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Physical storage

  • Box: Gordon Anckorn Album 1
  • Box: Gordon Anckorn Album 2