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Watermills of Merioneth

This Sub - Series is comprised of 121 photographs and 1 print of a watercolour painting of watermills situated in the Welsh county of Merioneth.

Gardner, E M (d 1959)

Berkshire

Survey forms, photographs and press cuttings relating to windmills in Berkshire.

Harlech Castle

The forty fourth item is a copy of a painting reproduced on a piece of card featuring Harlech Castle in Gwynedd, North Wales. On the back of the painting a handwritten note reads "Harlech Castle. Paul Sandby. Showing Mill 17." Paul Sandby (1731 - 1809) was a British landscape painter who was one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768. It appears that Sandby undertook and produced this watercolour painting during the course of the year 1778. We know that the painting was engraved by William Walker and William Angus as well as being published by George Kearsley the elder on 1st January 1779. The year in which this copy was produced is not recorded.

Gardner, E M (d 1959)

"Belidor - Architecture Hydraulique, Horizontal wheel, 1780"

Bernard Forest De Belidor was born in Catalonia in 1697 and died in Paris in 1761. He became a professor of mathematics at a French artillery school. The book that made his reputation was Nouveau cours de mathématique, a text for artillery cadets and engineers. A second, Le bombardier françois, was for use in combat and contained systematic firing tables. It was with two fuller works, however— La Science des ingénieurs (1729) and Architecture hydraulique (1737–1739)—that Bélidor entered into the science of mechanics proper with a summons to builders to base design and practice on its principles. The first of these treatises was concerned primarily with fortifications, their erection and reduction and the second, Architecture hydraulique, embraced civil constructions. The choice of title was a reflection of the actual prominence of problems involving transport. shipbuilding, waterways, water supply, and ornamental fountains.

Hills, Richard L

"Belidor - Architecture Hydraulique, Water wheels, 1780"

Bernard Forest De Belidor was born in Catalonia in 1697 and died in Paris in 1761. He became a professor of mathematics at a French artillery school. The book that made his reputation was Nouveau cours de mathématique, a text for artillery cadets and engineers. A second, Le bombardier françois, was for use in combat and contained systematic firing tables. It was with two fuller works, however— La Science des ingénieurs (1729) and Architecture hydraulique (1737–1739)—that Bélidor entered into the science of mechanics proper with a summons to builders to base design and practice on its principles. The first of these treatises was concerned primarily with fortifications, their erection and reduction and the second, Architecture hydraulique, embraced civil constructions. The choice of title was a reflection of the actual prominence of problems involving transport. shipbuilding, waterways, water supply, and ornamental fountains.

Hills, Richard L

"Belidor - Architecture Hydraulique, gearing, 1780"

Bernard Forest De Belidor was born in Catalonia in 1697 and died in Paris in 1761. He became a professor of mathematics at a French artillery school. The book that made his reputation was Nouveau cours de mathématique, a text for artillery cadets and engineers. A second, Le bombardier françois, was for use in combat and contained systematic firing tables. It was with two fuller works, however— La Science des ingénieurs (1729) and Architecture hydraulique (1737–1739)—that Bélidor entered into the science of mechanics proper with a summons to builders to base design and practice on its principles. The first of these treatises was concerned primarily with fortifications, their erection and reduction and the second, Architecture hydraulique, embraced civil constructions. The choice of title was a reflection of the actual prominence of problems involving transport. shipbuilding, waterways, water supply, and ornamental fountains.

Hills, Richard L

Design for the Iron Axis

A photograph made by Hallam Ashley of a technical drawing done by John Smeaton in the 18th century.
The drawing is titled 'Design for the Iron Axis showing the Manner of fixing the Waterwheel Etc.'

Smeaton, John (1724-1792), engineer

Water Mill at the victualing works at Red House, Deptford

A photograph made by Hallam Ashley of a technical drawing done by John Smeaton in the 18th century.

'Design for a Water Mill for His Majesty's Victualing Office Works at the Red House to be worked by water raised by a Steam Engine'. Transverse and Longitudinal Sections are drawn.
The yard at Deptford became the largest food-processing operation in England. It was largely rebuilt between 1774 and 1785.

Smeaton, John (1724-1792), engineer

Watermills of Essex

This Sub - Series comprises the 172 photographs of the watermills located in the county of Essex.

Gardner, E M (d 1959)

Abbey Mill on Road of West Ham

The second item is a photocopy of an illustration featuring the windmill of the Abbey Mills of West Ham. The illustration is entitled as "Abbey mills on the road of West Ham". We are informed that this illustration was published on 13th February 1783 by John Harris at Sweetings Alley in Cornhill on the outskirts of London.

Gardner, E M (d 1959)

Swanbourne Lake Mill

The seventieth item is an entry from a magazine presenting a reproduction of a water - colour entitled"Arundel Mill" painted by the famous English landscape painter, Peter De Wint (21 January 1784 - 30 January 1849.) The watermill of this painting is Swanbourne Lake Mill situated on the river Arun.

Gardner, E M (d 1959)

Suffolk Watermills

Photos taken by Peter, some from other people's photos of Suffolk Watermills

Dolman, Peter C J (1955-2002), miller

Indenture, Aughton, Lancashire

Single vellum sheet (approx. 68 x 90 cm). Transfer of mortgage of windmill. Original document available for reference. For content click on the link to the document transcription

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