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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.

Transcript of rent agreement for Tingewick Mill

  • SMDN-2018.0017
  • Item
  • 2018 (copy of document from 1766)
  • Part of Small Donations

Image and transcription of agreement for rent of Tingewick Mill, made 1766 between William Ross, on behalf of the Rt Hon George Grenville, and Thomas Bowden, miller.

Boughton, Pauline

Piccott's End Mill, Hemel Hempstead

The twenty eighth image is a photocopy of an illustration of a watermill which is simply identified as being "A Watermill near Hemel Hempstead. Hartfordshire (Hertfordshire)." However, it is most likely that this is Piccott's End Mill. There is no date of production recorded.

Gardner, Emilie Montgomery (1882-1959)

Mill at Lewisham

The twenty ninth image features the watermill of Lewisham in Kent. This item is a photocopy of an illustration of the mill produced in the late eighteenth century. Interestingly, the item has a caption on the left hand corner of the bottom of the sketch reading "A View of the Water Mill near Lewisham in Kent" while on the right hand corner this information is reproduced in French "Viie du Moulin a leau, aupres du Lewisham en Kent". The sketch was printed by "Carington Bowles, Map and Printseller No. 69 in St Paul's Church Yard, London." and published on 1 October 1770.

Gardner, Emilie Montgomery (1882-1959)

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, Emilie Montgomery (1882-1959)

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, Emilie Montgomery (1882-1959)

Notebook from Royal Gunpowder Factory, Faversham

Pages from a 1798 notebook containing text and images relating to the processes carried out at the Royal Gunpowder Factory, Faversham. These have been pasted into another notebook, which has the following handwritten title page: "Papers and sketches relating to the manufacture of Gunpowder at the Royal Gunpowder Factory, Faversham in the last century. AGH and C Godfrey 23/10/78". The opening two pages are also stamped with "Curtis's and Harvey, Limited".

Godfrey, C

Emsworth Mill, Hampshire

The twenty sixth item is a photocopy of a nineteenth century illustration of the old watermill which preceded the Quay Tide Mill ; both of which were situated in exactly the same location in the small village of Emsworth in Hampshire. There is a note written on the back in red ink clearly in a later hand. The note commences with the heading of "The City Gallery" and proceeds to describe the photograph as "A Coastal scene with figures and a fishing boat beached by a cottage. Gils on canvas 19 1/2 x 27 ins (presumably an abbreviation of inches). Curia 1800 - 1810." There is an additional note in black ink which reads "Mill that preceded Quay Mill, Emsworth." According to the information we are given, the sketch itself was produced at some point between the years 1800 and 1810.

Gardner, Emilie Montgomery (1882-1959)

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