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G M Davies Collection

  • GMDC
  • Collection
  • 1930s-1960s

Survey of watermills in Gloucestershire and other counties with related photographs and notes. Files of SPAB watermill survey forms filled out by G M Davies were included as GMDC-02 and GMDC-04, but are now catalogued as part of the SPAB watermill survey (SPAB-WAS).

Davies, G M

Drapers Windmill Trust Collection

  • DWTC
  • Collection
  • 1965-2012

Minutes, correspondence, cuttings and ephemera relating to the history of the trust and the mill.

Drapers Windmill Trust

F T Wood and Sons Papers

  • FTWP
  • Collection
  • 1862-1968

Ledger, accounts book, wages and salaries books, correspondence, financial details, architects' plans, Henry Simon specifications, articles of association for F T Wood and Sons and the National Association of British and Irish Millers. Also includes these miscellaneous items.

F T Wood and Sons, millers

Norman Plastow Collection

  • PLAS
  • Collection
  • Late 20th century

Photographs of English windmills. Drawings of Chesterton Mill. Copy of MA thesis examining the role of windmills as heritage attractions by Kirsten Holmes.

Plastow, Norman

H S Ronald Hawksley Collection

  • HSRH
  • Collection
  • 1930s - 1990s

Photographs of mills in the UK and elsewhere in the world; correspondence, notes and other material.

Hawksley, H S Ronald, mill enthusiast

Roy Gregory Collection

  • ROYG
  • Collection
  • Late 20th century - 2013

Papers, slides, postcards, field and research notes and other material on mills, particularly focusing on industrial windmills.

Gregory, Roy (d 2013) author and mill researcher

Tadcaster Mill Files

  • TADC
  • Collection
  • 1870 (copy) - 2019

Text files and photos relating to the history of the mill.

Firth, John

Rex Wailes Collection

  • REXW
  • Collection
  • c 1900 - 1986

Images and documents on windmills and watermills in various regions of the UK, Europe and the USA. Includes material on the sugar mills of Barbados. Some parts of the collection have been given individual catalogue entries; the remainder is listed in the attached PDF.

Wailes, Reginald (1901-1986), engineer, known as Rex

Technical Information Project

  • TECH
  • Collection
  • 1986-2018

Technical inventory of surviving windmills in the United Kingdom which are reasonably complete structurally, mechanically or both. The survey was commenced in earnest in 2007, though it incorporates some material collected earlier, and is ongoing. It will have three basic elements: (1) photographs, (2) a series of written technical descriptions, and (3) technical drawings. There will be links to material compiled by other researchers, whose work has been drawn upon in compiling the technical descriptions.

Blythman, Guy

Kenneth Fleming Sussex Watermills Album

  • FLEM
  • Collection
  • 1969-1976

Photographs of interiors and exteriors of watermills on the River Rother and tributaries, Sussex, with annotations.

Fleming, Kenneth Betram, photographer

Michael Wilks Collection

  • WILK
  • Collection
  • Late 20th century

Files of handwritten and typescript research notes on mills on the River Wandle, with related photocopies, correspondence, press cuttings and ephemera.

Wilks, Michael (d 1998), local historian

Michael Short Collection

  • SHOR
  • Collection
  • 1785 - late 20th century

Images, correspondence, presscuttings, leaflets, notebooks and legal deeds relating to English windmills. The collection includes material created by Martin T Mason and T J Mason.

Short, Michael

Derek Stidder Collection

  • STID
  • Collection
  • 20th century

Images of Surrey and Sussex watermills, many of which have appeared in books by Derek Stidder.

Stidder, Derek (1950-2017)

Armfield Drawings

  • ARMF
  • Collection
  • 1870s - 1920s

Engineering drawings of milling machinery. Ledgers detailing sales of wire mesh to mills for dressing machines.

Joseph J Armfield & Co Ltd, engineers

Allan Marchington Lantern Slides

  • AMLS
  • Collection
  • 20th century

Photographs of mills, mainly in Norfolk but also elsewhere in the UK and overseas, by Ronald H Clark and Hallam Ashley.

Marchington, Allan

Glyn Jones Collection

  • GJON
  • Collection
  • Late 19th - 20th century

Extracts and cuttings from 'Miller' and 'Milling', photocopies, handwritten notes and photographs, compiled by Glyn Jones when writing his book 'The Millers'. Includes photocopies of letters from Henry Simon.

Jones, Glyn, author

Ken Adams Collection

  • ADAM
  • Collection
  • 1937 - 1940

Photos of UK windmills (prints and negatives). Brief biography of Ken Adams by Alan Gifford.

Adams, Ken

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