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Major, J Kenneth (1928-2009), architect
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History Notes of Stanford End Mill on River Loddon (Copy)

Brief history, some millers named: Paler, William; Bye, Joel; Bye, Joel Jnr; Palmer, William; Allen, William; Binge, Chris; Absolom, Phil. Types of grinding stones. 4 pairs of stones; kibbler; crusher; pulleys and centrifuge. (Copy EIGH-05-009)

Eighteen, Brian (1930-2015), local historian

"Kenneth Major"

Obituary in 'The Daily Telegraph' for Ken Major, which ends by mentioning that all his records have been donated to the Mills Archive Trust at Watlington House in Reading.


Piece in 'The Times' about the efforts of Hugo and Kenneth Major to save at least some of the 27 surviving "donkey wheels" that used to draw water up from wells etc.

"English Windmills & Windmilling"

The Conference Folder for the Avoncroft Museum of Buildings Annual Weekend Conference 1977. Contains information on millwrights including biographical information on Vincent Pargeter and Rex Wailes, Ken Major, Bill Heathershaw of North Leverton Mill, and information on Danzey Green Mill, Norton Lindsey Mill, Chestern Mill, Harbury Mill, Berkswell Mill and Saxon Mill, Guy's Cliffe.

Bray Mill - A Summary

Summary of tenants - King Edward (confessor?); Jordan de London 1218; Mulewood, Robert 1375; West, Robert 1451; Kember, William 1489; Over, Luke.

Viner, Sheila

Bray Mill

Greater detail of occupancy of Bray Mill. Domesday Book says 'King Edward held it', therefore before 1066. Jordan de London 1218; Mulewood, Robert 1375; West, Robert 1451; Kember, William 1489; Over, Luke. History of Bray Church.

Over, Luke

Barn-Top Mills

In these research notes, Gareth Hughes delves into the history of Barn-top mills and windpower in farming and industry. Hughes then identifies examples of Barn-top mills and related wind engines.

Hughes, Gareth

Research material on Bollée

Correspondence with Ken Major and photocopies of published works relating to the Ernest-Sylvain Bollée and Auguste Bollée.

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

FWG 03566 - Individuals and general

Correspondence with Ken W. Hamlin; J. Kenneth Major; Archie S. Palmer; H.E.S. Simmons; Lawrence Stevens; Rex Wailes; Gerrard Young and other individuals. Indexed by Ken Kirsopp during stage 2 of Frank Gregory Online.