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Mortgage and sale of a post mill at Messingham, Lincolnshire

Single velum sheet (approx 77 x 60 cm) mortgage for £200 and bill of sale of the "Wind Post Mill" at Messingham as further security. Parties include Richard Kirkland, miller, and his wife (the prior miller's daughter) who signs by "her mark".Original document available for reference. For content click on the link to the document transcription.

Lease of Purwell Mill, Hitchin

6 page paper indenture (approx 38 x 24 cm); lease of Purwell Mill, Hitchin, Hertfordshire for 7 years, rent £110 per year. A detailed inventory of fixtures, machinery and equipment leased is included in the schedules. Original document available for reference. For content click on the link to the document transcription.

Security on Catfield Mill, Norfolk

Single vellum sheet (approx 45 x 60 cm) folded to make 4 pages, signed and sealed by all parties. Security on windmill and other premises as indemnity. Original document available for reference. For content click on the link to the document transcription.

Two 18th century documents relating to mills at Haughton and Thoresby Park, and to tree planting in the parkland of the Duke of Kingston (the Pierrepont Family)

1 folded sheet measuring 38cm x 31cm recording an agreement between the agent of the Duchess of Kingston and Thomas Thorpe (miller) relating to the diversion of the water supply to Haughton Mill and a weekly lease of new corn mill at Thoresby Park, the Duchess' corn and malt to be ground free of charge. For further content click on the link to the document transcription. A second folded sheet measuring 41cm x 31cm gives, "An Account of all the Trees taken out of the Nurserys and Planted in the Parke to 31 December 1762", seeming to relate to tree planting at either Thoresby Park or Holme Pierrepont Hall.

Mills in Art

43 folders containing photocopies, cuttings, photographs, postcards, and notes, all depicting, and related to artistic representations of mills in paintings, sculptures, carvings, maps, and illuminated manuscripts. See the index sheet for an approximate content of each folder. These folders are a prime example of Stephen Buckland's niche areas of interest relating to mills.

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

Harry Meyer Collection

  • MEYE
  • Collection
  • 1930s-1950s

Images and cuttings, mainly of windmills with some material on watermills, covering most UK counties. Parts of the collection have been given individual catalogue entries. The remainder is listed in the attached PDF.

Meyer, Harry (1900-1982), carpenter and mill photographer

Newgate Prison Mill, 1752 (unpublished).

Unpublished typescript, by Stephen Buckland, entitled "The Newgate Prison Mill, 1752". It was written utilising notes that can be found in Mill Research Notebook 1988/08 and 1988/09.

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

Vincent Pargeter Collection

  • PARG
  • Collection
  • 20th century - 2015

Drawings, documents and images from Vincent Pargeter's millwrighting career.

Pargeter, Vincent G (1943-2015), millwright

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